In response to the September 17th announcement from Duke Energy about their plans for achieving net-zero carbon emissions, NCSEA General Counsel Peter Ledford responded: “NCSEA is disappointed that Duke is doubling down on new natural gas in what is supposed to be an announcement about reducing carbon emissions. The United States has crossed the natural…

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On December 3, 2018 the North Carolina Utilities Commission (NCUC) issued an Order granting the Joint Motion to Amend Duke Energy’s Solar Rebate Program. You may recall that NCSEA and other interested parties jointly moved to amend the NCUC’s September 20th Order modifying the Solar Rebate Program. The granted amendments include: allowing the annual application window to open on the first…

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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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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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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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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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Solar energy is a driving force behind North Carolina’s growing clean energy economy, which has advanced tremendously in the past decade. In large part, the growth that spurred North Carolina to second in the nation for installed solar is thus far attributed to the rapid deployment of utility-scale solar installations. Customer-sited solar, meanwhile, has also continued to grow…

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