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

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 North Carolina Power. 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

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Duke Energy Carolinas

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Dominion North Carolina Power

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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.