Duke Energy Carolinas, LLC
Request to Adjust Electric Rates for the Cost of Fuel

Docket No. E-7 Sub 1282

Public Hearing
2:00 p.m., May 30, 2023
(Immediately following the earlier scheduled hearing)
Hearing Room 2115, Dobbs Building
430 N Salisbury, Raleigh

On February 28, 2023, Duke Energy Carolinas, LLC (DEC), filed a request to increase charges for fuel and fuel-related costs effective September 1, 2023. DEC’s request would result in an increase of 4.377 cents per kilowatt-hour (kWh) for residential customers, an increase of 3.9202 cents per kWh for commercial customers, and an increase of 3.4394 cents per kWh for industrial customers. If approved, the net effect of DEC’s request would be to increase the monthly bill of a residential customer using 1,000 kWh of electricity by $18.90.

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.) The hearing may also be viewed via the YouTube link on the home page of this website. 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 1282.

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.


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