Duke Energy Carolinas, LLC
Request to Adjust Electric Rates for the Cost of Demand-Side Management and Energy Efficiency Programs
(Docket No. E-7 Sub 1265)
10:00 am, June 7, 2022
(Immediately following the earlier scheduled hearings)

On March 1, 2022, Duke Energy Carolinas, LLC (DEC) filed a request to adjust its electric rates due to changes in the cost of its demand-side management (DSM) and energy efficiency (EE) programs, with changes taking effect January 1, 2023. DEC’s request would result in a decrease of 0.1383 cents per kilowatt-hour (kWh) for residential customers, and thus would decrease by about $1.38 cents in the monthly bill of a residential customer using 1,000 kWh of electricity.

For non-residential customers, the effect of DEC’s request depends upon each customer’s particular participation in DEC’s DSM or EE programs. The rates of non-residential customers that have participated in all of DEC’s DSM and EE programs since 2009 would increase by 0.0956 cents per kWh. Non-residential customers participating in DEC’s DSM programs beginning in 2023 would pay DSM/EE rider charges of 0.0970 cents per kWh, and non-residential customers participating in DEC’s EE programs beginning in 2023 would pay DSM/EE rider charges of 0.4323 cents per kWh. Industrial and large commercial customers that have opted out of and never participated in DEC’s DSM and EE programs are not subject to the DSM/EE rider.

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 1265.

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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