July 11, 2017
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.
June 22, 2017
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.
June 21, 2017
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.
June 1, 2017
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.
May 1, 2015
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.
February 10, 2015
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.
January 23, 2015
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."
September 8, 2014
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.
September 5, 2014
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.
August 4, 2014
North Carolina regulators should follow the lead of other states in prohibiting electric utilities from requiring up-front deposits from new customers.