Electric

The Electric Division represents the public in matters brought before the Utilities Commission involving electric providers. These matters encompass rates and tariffs, energy efficiency program approval and performance, generation plant siting, transmission line siting, power plant operations, fuel procurement, quality of service, and mergers and acquisitions.

In addition, the Electric Division also provides technical evaluations and recommendations to the Utilities Commission involving renewable energy and energy efficiency portfolio standard (REPS) compliance and electric resellers among other issues.

The Electric Division can be reached at 919-733-2267 or PSNCUC.Electric@psncuc.nc.gov  

Electric Utility Rate Schedules including Service Regulations and Line Extension Plans

  • Duke Energy To switch between the rate schedules for Duke Energy Carolinas and Duke Energy Progress, select the state location marker at the top left corner of the website. Next, select the map of North Carolina, and then choose the lighter map area for Duke Energy Carolinas rates, or the darker area for Duke Energy Progress rates.
  • Dominion Energy North Carolina [Residential] [Non-Residential]

Bill Comparison for North Carolina's Electric Utilities

The three largest investor-owned electric utilities in North Carolina are Duke Energy Progress, Duke Energy Carolinas, and Dominion Energy North Carolina. These companies provide electric service to customers in assigned service territories according to rates (or tariffs) approved by the Utilities Commission. These rates include various components that comprise the total bill such as customer charge, demand charge, energy charge, fuel charge, renewable energy charge, and energy efficiency charge. 

Below are examples of total bills (excluding sales tax) for various customer classes at various levels of demand and energy use. These examples serve only as representative bills.1 Other tariffs are available for the customer to take advantage of special time-of-use rates offered by each company.

Duke Energy Progress

Effective 1-1-2019

           

Customer Class

Rate Schedule

Demand (kW)

Energy (kWh)

Summer Bill

Winter Bill

Residential

RES

n/a

300

48.02

46.61

n/a

500

69.76

67.40

n/a

1,000

124.10

119.37

n/a

1,500

178.44

171.35

n/a

2,000

232.78

223.32

Commercial

SGS Single-Phase Commercial or Governmental

5

360

70.53

10

720

112.10

25

1,800

219.27

Industrial

MGS Three-Phase Industrial or Public Authority

50

18,000

1,755.57

100

36,000

3,400.47

500

72,000

8,535.27

1,250

450,000

42,784.67

 

 

Industrial

 

 

 

LGS

Industrial or

Public Authority

 

1,500

540,000

51,286.97

5,000

1,800,000

170,319.17

10,000

3,600,000

335,365.17

25,000

9,000,000

815,503.17

50,000

18,000,000

1,615,733.17

 

 

Duke Energy Carolinas

Effective 1-1-2019

         

Customer Class

Rate Schedule

Demand (kW)

Energy (kWh)

Bill

 

 

Residential

 

 

 

 

RS (NC)

 

 

n/a

300

41.65

n/a

500

60.04

n/a

1,000

106.02

n/a

1,500

151.99

n/a

2,000

197.97

Commercial

SGS (NC)

5

360

62.35

10

720

104.27

25

1,800

230.05

50

18,000

1,407.30

 

Commercial

 

 

LGS (NC)

 

100

36,000

2,814.58

500

72,000

7,152.82

1,250

450,000

38,280.25

 

 

Industrial

 

 

 

 

I (NC)

 

 

1,500

540,000

39,806.41

5,000

1,800,000

131,482.36

10,000

3,600,000

262,448.01

25,000

9,000,000

655,344.96

50,000

18,000,000

1,310,173.21

 

Dominion Energy North Carolina

Effective 2-1-2019

           

Customer Class

Rate Schedule

Demand (kW)

Energy (kWh)

Summer Bill

Winter Bill

Residential

Schedule 1

n/a

300

46.29

41.81

n/a

500

69.56

62.10

n/a

1,000

127.72

112.80

n/a

1,500

185.89

163.51

n/a

2,000

244.05

214.21

Commercial

Schedule 5

5

360

59.75

56.93

10

720

97.35

91.70

25

1,800

209.43

195.33

50

18,000

1,691.78

1,552.27

100

36,000

3,272.87

2,994.50

Industrial

Schedule 6P

500

72,000

11,607.94

1,250

450,000

41,210.28

1,500

540,000

49,432.70

5,000

1,800,000

161,886.55

10,000

3,600,000

323,674.90

25,000

9,000,000

809,039.98

50,000

18,000,000

1,617,981.76

Note 1: Billing under non-residential schedules may vary because of contract demand, demand relative to other months, minimum or maximum demand provisions, and energy usage during on-peak versus off-peak periods. Billing under these schedules may also be subject to minimum monthly charges, additional charges for three-phase service and additional charges due to a power factor less than 0.85.