Duke Energy Progress, LLC
Application for a Certificate of Public Convenience and Necessity to Construct a 9.5 MW Solar Generating Facility in Buncombe Count
Docket No. E-2 Sub 1311

On January 23, 2023, Duke Energy Progress, LLC (DEP) filed an application for a certificate of public convenience and necessity (CPCN) to build about 9.5 MW solar photovoltaic electric generating facility, known as Asheville Plant Solar Facility, to be located at DEP’s existing Asheville Plant, approximately one mile from Asheville, 46 Duke Energy Lane, Arden, Buncombe County, North Carolina.

The Commission has scheduled a public witness hearing for 7:00 p.m. on April 5, 2023, at the Buncombe County Courthouse, 60 Court Plaza, Courtroom 1A, Asheville, North Carolina. This hearing might be cancelled if no significant protests are received on or before March 24, 2023. This hearing is for the sole purpose of receiving the testimony of public witnesses. Here is information on how to testify before the Commission.

In addition, the public can file statements with the Commission via email or by mailing comments to the address below. In either case, be sure to put the docket number of this proceeding in the subject line. After two or three business days, written comments become part of the official record and can be viewed via this website under the docket number.

TThe Commission has scheduled an expert witness hearing for May 22, 2023, starting at 1:00 p.m. This hearing is for the purpose of hearing testimony from expert witnesses, including DEP and the Public Staff. There will not be an opportunity for citizen testimony at this hearing, but members of the public may watch the hearing via YouTube from a link that will be available on this website the day of the hearing. This hearing will be held in Commission Hearing Room 2115, Dobbs Building, 430 North Salisbury Street, Raleigh.

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.


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