Details for DUKE ENERGY CORPORATION

STATE OF NORTH CAROLINA
UTILITIES COMMISSION
RALEIGH
DOCKET NO. E-7, SUB 1230
BEFORE THE NORTH CAROLINA UTILITIES COMMISSION
In the Matter of
Application by Duke Energy Carolinas, LLC for
Approval of Demand-Side Management and
Energy Efficiency Cost Recovery Rider
Pursuant to N.C. Gen. Stat. §62-133.9 and
Commission Rule R8-69

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SECOND PUBLIC NOTICE

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the North Carolina Utilities Commission has scheduled a public hearing in the above-captioned docket on
an application filed by Duke Energy Carolinas, LLC (DEC) for the recovery of costs incurred by DEC in providing demand-side management
(DSM) and energy efficiency (EE) measures pursuant to N.C. Gen. Stat. § 62-133.9. This statute provides for an annual DSM/EE rider for
each electric public utility to recover all reasonable and prudent costs incurred for adoption and implementation of new DSM and new
EE measures and appropriate incentives. The public hearing has been scheduled to begin immediately following the public hearing in
Docket No. E-7, Sub 1229, which is scheduled at 9:30 a.m. on Tuesday, June 9, 2020, in Commission Hearing Room 2115, Dobbs Building,
430 North Salisbury Street, Raleigh, North Carolina. Public witness testimony will be received in accordance with Commission Rule R1-21(g).
On February 25, 2020, DEC filed its application to revise its DSM/EE rates. On March 17, 2020, the Commission issued a Scheduling
Order that, among other things, scheduled a public hearing in this matter for Tuesday, June 9, 2020, in Raleigh, North Carolina. In addition,
pursuant to Commission Rule R8-69 DEC was required to publish notice of the hearing date, time, and proposed change in its DSM/EErates.
In its application and required public notice, DEC stated an approximate revenue requirement increase and the increases per
kilowatt-hour (kWh) for its proposed DSM/EE rates. On May 11, 2020, DEC filed additional testimony and exhibits in this docket. In its
additional testimony, DEC stated that based on the Public Staff’s audit of DEC’s proposed rates and additional necessary adjustments, DEC
requests a decrease in the residential rates initially included in DEC’s application, and an increase in the general service rates initially included
in DEC’s application.
According to DEC’s additional testimony and exhibits, DEC requests a total annual revenue requirement of approximately $216 million
for inclusion in the DSM/EE rider authorized by the statute and Commission Rule.The proposed DSM/EE cost recovery rider would be effective
for service rendered on and after January 1, 2021. The request, including the regulatory fee, would result in an increase of 0.0360 cents
per kilowatt-hour (kWh) for residential customers, and thus an increase of about 36 cents in the monthly bill of a residential customer using
1,000 kWh of electricity. The effect of the request on current non-residential customers would depend upon each customer’s particular
participation in DEC’s DSM or EE programs. However, the rates of non-residential customers who have participated in all of DEC’s DSM and EE
programs since 2009 would decrease by 0.0708 cents per kWh. Non-residential customers participating in DEC’s DSM programs beginning
in 2021 would pay DSM/EE rider charges of 0.1200 cents per kWh, and non-residential customers participating in DEC’s EE programs
beginning in 2021 would pay DSM/EE rider charges of 0.3522 cents per kWh. Non-residential customers may obtain detailed information
about the rider increases or decreases applicable to their particular circumstances by contacting their DEC account representatives directly
or DEC’s Customer Service number at 1-800-777-9898. Industrial and large commercial customers that have opted out of and never
participated in DEC’s DSM and EE programs pursuant to N.C.G.S. § 62-133.9 are not subject to the DSM/EE rider.
Further information about DEC’s application may be obtained from the Office of the Chief Clerk, North Carolina Utilities Commission,
430 North Salisbury Street, Raleigh, North Carolina, where a copy of DEC’s application is available for review by the public. Also, documents
may be viewed on the Commission’s website at www.ncuc.net.
The Public Staff is authorized by statute to represent consumers in proceedings before the Commission. Correspondence concerning
DEC’s DSM/EE proceeding and the public hearing scheduled thereon should be directed to the Public Staff. Written statements to the
Public Staff should include any information that the writers wish to be considered by the Public Staff in its investigation of the matter. Such
statements should be addressed to Christopher J. Ayers, Executive Director, Public Staff, 4326 Mail Service Center, Raleigh, North Carolina
27699-4300.
The Attorney General is also authorized by statute to represent consumers in proceedings before the Commission. Statements to the
Attorney General should be addressed to The Honorable Josh Stein, Attorney General, c/o Consumer Protection - Utilities, 9001 Mail Service
Center, Raleigh, North Carolina, 27699-9001.
Consumers may also file written statements of position with the Commission. However, written statements are not evidence unless the
writers appear at a public hearing and testify concerning the information contained in their written statements.
ISSUED BY ORDER OF THE COMMISSION.
This the 13th day of May, 2020.

NORTH CAROLINA UTILITIES COMMISSION
A. Shonta Dunston, Deputy Clerk

ATTN: GINA FREEMAN 410 SOUTH WILMINGTON STREET NCRH20, RALEIGH, NC 27601

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