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Joint Motion to Amend Filed in Solar Rebate Docket

Last week, NCSEA and other relevant parties filed a Joint Motion to Amend Duke Energy’s Solar Rebate Program docket in front of the North Carolina Utilities Commission (Commission). This filing comes as a direct result of the Commission’s Order Modifying Duke Energy’s Solar Rebate Program, which was filed on September 20, 2018, and changed the…

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North Carolina Utilities Commission Issues Order Modifying Duke Energy’s Solar Rebate Program 

At the end of September, the North Carolina Utilities Commission (NCUC) issued an Order modifying the first year of Duke Energy’s Solar Rebate Program (Modification Order). Please visit our blog for a refresher on the events leading up to the latest order issued by the Commission.  When the Solar Rebate Programs for residential and non-residential customers reached their 2018…

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Carolina Tiger Rescue

Here at NCSEA, we value our community and are committed to giving back through regularly scheduled days of service. This summer our staff spent the day at Carolina Tiger Rescue in Pittsboro, North Carolina—a sanctuary for wild cats found all across the United States. The mission of Carolina Tiger Rescue is to protect wild cats,…

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NC Utilities Commission Hears Oral Arguments in Duke Energy’s Proposed Green Source Advantage Program

On September 4, the North Carolina Utilities Commission (NCUC) heard Oral Arguments in proposed the Green Source Advantage (GSA) program docket. As you might recall, GSA is Duke’s proposed green tariff for large consumers of energy, including specifically the military and the University of North Carolina, that arose out of HB 589 and is intended by…

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Solar Company Shines Light on Gender Pay Parity 

Women in the United States are, on average, paid just 80 cents on the dollar of what men make. National residential solar and storage company Sunrun Inc., though, is leading the industry toward a more equitable future. Earlier this summer, Sunrun announced that it had achieved 100 percent gender pay parity for employees performing similar work in similar…

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2018 Capacity Reached for Commercial and Residential Rebates in Duke Energy Solar Rebate Programs

Just 17 days after it began accepting applications for the Solar Rebate Program, Duke Energy today notified the Utilities Commission that the annual participation caps for 2018 have been met for residential and commercial customers. At the time of Duke Energy’s notification, there is still capacity remaining for non-profit organizations.   In their filing, Duke Energy notes that rebate…

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Update: Duke Energy’s Community Solar Program

Though North Carolina is ranked second in the nation for total installed solar PV capacity, there are still many NC residents who don’t have the necessary sunny sight conditions or face some other obstacle to “going solar.” Here at NCSEA, we hope that the community solar model of solar development can make solar more accessible to all North Carolinians. The community solar model…

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NCUC Rules on Duke Energy Carolinas Rate Case: Takeaways for the Clean Energy Community

Over the past year, NCSEA engaged in two Duke Energy rate cases: First, in last fall’s Duke Energy Progress (DEP) proceeding, followed by this year’s Duke Energy Carolinas (DEC) proceeding. In both cases, NCSEA advocated for essential policies such as: fair rate design; transparent and collaborative grid planning; empowering customers by providing easy and meaningful…

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