Duke Energy Carolinas, LLC
Request to Adjust Electric Rates for the Cost of Fuel
(Docket No. E-7 Sub 1263)
10:00 am, June 7, 2022
(Immediately following the earlier scheduled hearing)
On March 1, 2022, Duke Energy Carolinas, LLC (DEC), filed a request to increase charges for fuel and fuel-related costs effective September 1, 2022. DEC’s request would result in an increase of 0.8086 cents per kilowatt-hour (kWh) for residential customers, an increase of 0.5827 cents per kWh for commercial customers, and an increase of 0.4505 cents for 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 $8.09.
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 1263.
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.