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Coal ash could raise your power bill: Duke Energy wants double-digit rate hike — Charlotte Observer

Duke Energy is asking to hike electricity rates for Charlotte-area residents by 16.7 percent, part of a move by the utility to pass high costs for cleaning up coal ash sites on to its customers.

Giant Rate Hike by Duke Energy Must Be Openly Debated, NC WARN tells Regulators and Attorney General — News Release from NC WARN

As Duke Energy Progress seeks 16.7% more from households, NC WARN is urging state regulators to break their pattern of settling rate cases and mergers with Duke Energy behind closed doors.

Duke Energy Progress wants small increase ahead of big rate hike — Charlotte Business Journal

Duke Energy Progress proposes increasing rates 3.8% starting in December for fuel costs and a handful of other charges that are separate from the utility’s proposed 14.9% rate hike.

N.C. regulators call for proceeding on Duke Energy’s proposed 14.9% rate hike — Charlotte Business Journal

The N.C. Utilities Commission issued an order Tuesday clearing the way for it to consider Duke Energy Progress’ proposed 14.9% rate increase. The evidentiary hearing will likely be held by October, and the commission is expected to act so that Duke Progress can implement the new rates at the start of 2018.

Duke Energy Progress proposes 14.9% N.C. rate hike — Charlotte Business Journal

Duke Energy Progress is proposing a 14.9% increase in its overall rates for N.C. customers that it says would raise about $477 million a year in new revenue for the company.

Regulatory Contortion allows Duke, others to gouge customers — News Release from NC WARN

Despite huge amounts of excess power generation capacity on hand now and for decades to come – and dozens of large power plants sitting idle most of the year – protected monopoly utilities across the southeast keep building more plants instead of buying power from each other as federal regulators have urged.

Duke Energy, NC WARN Trade Legal Blows in Federal Complaint Over Southeast Power Glut — News Release from NC WARN

Duke Energy’s response to NC WARN’s December complaint about a regional over-supply of electricity capacity has inadvertently enhanced our call for an investigation to determine how many billions of dollars are being wasted across the Southeast. Duke grossly distorted NC WARN’s position in several ways but, in doing so, emphasized the lack of publicly available data needed to understand how much money could be saved through regional sharing of electricity.

N.C. Supreme Court upholds Duke Energy’s 5.1% rate hike — Charlotte Business Journal

The N.C. Supreme Court has upheld the most recent Duke Energy Carolinas rate increase, ruling in the last of a spate of challenges to Duke utility rate cases filed by the N.C. Attorney General's office and advocacy groups....NC WARN Executive Director Jim Warren responded that the decision amounts to the court allowing Duke "to continue rigging electricity rates against small customers."

AG fights Duke Energy rake hikes before NC Supreme Court — WCNC

Attorney General Roy Copper's office along with the environmental group North Carolina Waste Awareness and Reduction Network, or NC WARN say Duke is charging homeowners too much, and super consumers like server farms and factories too little.

NC Supreme Court to Hear Duke Energy Rate-rigging Cases — News Release from NC WARN

The NC Supreme Court is hearing two Duke Energy rate cases Monday beginning at 9:30 am. NC WARN and Attorney General Roy Cooper appealed the Utilities Commission's order in both cases granting the rate increases.

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