Biennial Consolidated Carbon Plan and Integrated Resource Plans of
Duke Energy Carolinas, LLC, and Duke Energy Progress, LLC
Docket No. E-7 Sub 1285
North Carolina General Statutes Section 62-110.9 (Carbon Plan Statute) directs the Commission to take all reasonable steps to achieve a seventy percent reduction in emissions of carbon dioxide in the State from electric generating facilities owned or operated by Duke Energy Carolinas, LLC (DEC), and Duke Energy Progress, LLC (DEP; collectively with DEC, Duke), from 2005 levels by the year 2030 and carbon neutrality by the year 2050 subject to certain discretionary limitations.
On December 30, 2022, in accordance with the Carbon Plan Statute, the Commission issued an Order Adopting Initial Carbon Plan and Providing Direction for Future Planning in Docket No. E-100 Sub 179 (Initial Carbon Plan). The Carbon Plan Statute directs the Commission to review the plan every two years after the adoption of the Initial Carbon Plan. The Initial Carbon Plan provided for the consolidation of the Carbon Plan and Integrated Resource Plan (IRP) processes (CPIRP, as consolidated) and required Duke to file its first proposed biennial CPIRP by no later than September 1, 2023.
On August 17, 2023, Duke filed its proposed 2023 CPIRP, which included three core portfolios, thirteen portfolio variants; and ten sensitivity analysis portfolios.
The Commission has scheduled five public witness hearings to receive testimony on Duke’s proposed 2023 CPIRP, as well as an expert witness hearing beginning July 22, 2024 for testimony and cross-examination of expert witnesses. There will not be an opportunity for public comments at the expert witness hearing, but the public is welcome to attend.
|Public Witness Hearings
|Buncombe County Courthouse, Courtroom 1-A
60 Court Plaza
Asheville, NC 28801
|Mecklenburg County Courthouse, Courtroom 5350
832 E. 4th Street
Charlotte, NC 28202
|New Hanover County Courthouse, Courtroom 317
316 Princess Street
Wilmington, NC 28401
|*Held remotely Via Webex
|Durham County Courthouse, Courtroom D7
510 S. Dillard St.
Durham, NC 27701
|Expert Witness Hearing
|Dobbs Building, Hearing Room 2115
430 N Salisbury
Raleigh, NC 27603
*This hearing will be held remotely via Webex, beginning at 6:30 p.m. A link to view the hearing will be available at www.ncuc.gov.
To register, please complete the electronic Remote Public Witness Registration form located on the Commission’s website at www.ncuc.gov/hearings/remotepublicregister.html. A confirmation email will be sent to the email provided after the registration form is submitted. Further instructions, including the call-in number, will be provided to you by email approximately one week before the hearing. Witnesses calling from a different number than provided at registration may experience delays or other difficulties in providing their testimony. If assistance is needed, please contact 919-733-0837.
Only the first 20 individuals registered by 5:00 p.m. on Friday, April 16, 2024, will be allowed to testify at the April 23, 2024 remote public witness hearing. This hearing will be canceled if no one registers to testify by 5:00 p.m. on April 16, 2024.
Any person or entity may submit written statements to inform the Commission of their positions on the CPIRP. Statements should be mailed to the address below, and reference Docket No. E 100 Sub 190. Persons may also electronically submit a position statement to the Commission about the CPIRP via the Commission’s website here. In either case, after several business days, statements will be placed in Docket No. E-100 Sub 190CS.
If you would like to receive an email notification when documents are filed in the CPIRP docket, or when the Commission issues an order in this matter, you can “subscribe” to the docket. You must first create an NCID account, which will allow you to create a user ID and password. Those instructions are here. If you need assistance, call our Chief Clerk’s Office at 919-733-7328. You will want to subscribe to Docket No. E-100 Sub 190. You will have an option of receiving email notifications every 15 minutes, or once a day between 7 and 8 p.m. You do not need to be a party to receive notifications of orders or submittals.