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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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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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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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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Last summer, Duke Energy Progress (DEP) filed an application to increase their retail rates with the NC Utilities Commission (NCUC). As advocates for clean energy, NCSEA pays close attention to any changes in utility rate structures; in particular, how the proposed changes impact access to energy efficiency and renewable energy options for customers. Accordingly, NCSEA…

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