Sunday 19 May 2019


Duke Energy Progress To Seek Rate Hike

The local electric utility is asking for a rate hike. Duke Energy Progress, serving 1.3 million electric customers in central and eastern North Carolina and the Asheville area, filed its notice and will request the rate adjustment on or about June 1st.  Jeff Brooks with Duke Energy says the yet-to-be specified rate adjustment would be used to invest in, and build, a smarter energy future in the state. Brooks says Hurricane Matthew was a factor in asking for the rate adjustment.  The rate adjustment has to be presented to and approved by the North Carolina Utilities Commission.  Brooks says that may happen before the end of the year, following a public comment period.  (Duke Energy Carolinas serves different parts of North Carolina and is not a part of this rate adjustment filing.)

2 Comments

  1. CJ says:

    They have to pay for the coal ash clean up and you know they’re not going to take it out of their bank accounts.

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  2. gettin tired says:

    How common is that? We already pay enough. Or lets say the working class is paying enough. Those ones that let the government keep them up always has a reduction…..THE WORKING CLASS !!!!!!!!!!!!!! I think progress energy already makes enough off of us.

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