Duke Energy Carolinas, LLC
Request to Adjust Electric Rates for the Cost of Competitive Procurement of Renewable Energy
(Docket No. E-7 Sub 1231)
9:30 am, June 9, 2020
Hearing Room 2115, Dobbs Building
430 N Salisbury Street, Raleigh
On February 25, 2020, Duke Energy Carolinas, LLC (DEC) filed a request to adjust its electric rates due to the cost of complying with North Carolina’s Competitive Procurement of Renewable Energy law, with changes taking effect September 1, 2020. DEC’s request would result in increases in customers’ bills as follows: For residential customers, rates would increase by 0.0173 cents per kilowatt-hour (kWh). For general service and lighting customers, rates would increase by 0.0161 cents per kWh. And for industrial customers, rates would increase by 0.0152 cents per kWh. For a residential customer using 1,000 kWh of electricity per month, the monthly bill would increase by $0.17.
This hearing is being held in order to take the testimony of expert witnesses. However, there will be a brief opportunity for public witness testimony at the beginning of the hearing. (Here is information about how to give testimony before the Commission.) Weapons are strictly prohibited at Commission hearings, and everyone entering the building must pass through a metal detector. In addition to providing testimony, DEC customers may submit written statements via email. Be sure to include the docket number in the subject line. Another option is to mail a statement to the Commission at the address below. In either case, after two or three business days, statements are made part of the official record for the proceeding, and can be viewed on this website via Docket No. E-7 Sub 1231.
The Public Staff – North Carolina Utilities Commission is a separate, independent agency that represents the using and consuming public in matters before the Commission, including rate change requests like this one. You can send the Public Staff a statement, or ask them a question, via email.