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 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

Effective 2-1-2016

           

Customer Class

Rate Schedule

Demand (kW)

Energy (kWh)

Summer Bill

Winter Bill

Residential

RES

n/a

300

43.56

40.65

n/a

500

64.40

59.56

n/a

1,000

116.49

106.81

n/a

1,500

168.59

154.07

n/a

2,000

220.68

201.32

Commercial

SGS Single-Phase Commercial or Governmental

5

360

61.46

10

720

99.80

25

1,800

197.63

Industrial

MGS Three-Phase Industrial or Public Authority

50

18,000

1,606.54

100

36,000

3,122.90

500

72,000

7,799.62

1,250

450,000

39,734.71

 

 

1,500

540,000

47,638.51

 

LGS

5,000

1,800,000

158,291.71

Industrial

Industrial or

10,000

3,600,000

311,517.71

 

Public Authority

25,000

9,000,000

756,645.71

 

 

50,000

18,000,000

1,498,525.71

 

Duke Energy Carolinas

Effective 9-1-2016

           

 

Customer Class

Rate Schedule

Demand (kW)

Energy (kWh)

Bill

 

 

 

n/a

300

39.93

 

 

 

n/a

500

58.07

 

Residential

RS (NC)

n/a

1,000

103.44

 

 

 

n/a

1,500

148.80

 

 

 

n/a

2,000

194.16

 

Commercial

SGS (NC)

5

360

65.21

 

10

720

106.83

 

25

1,800

231.71

 

50

18,000

1,376.59

 

 

 

100

36,000

2,704.05

 

Commercial

LGS (NC)

500

72,000

6,913.82

 

 

 

1,250

450,000

37,192.60

 

 

 

1,500

540,000

39,010.89

 

 

 

5,000

1,800,000

128,733.56

 

Industrial

I (NC)

10,000

3,600,000

256,908.81

 

 

 

25,000

9,000,000

641,434.56

 

 

 

50,000

18,000,000

1,282,310.81

 

 

Dominion North Carolina Power

Effective 1-1-2016

           

Customer Class

Rate Schedule

Demand (kW)

Energy (kWh)

Summer Bill

Winter Bill

Residential

Schedule 1

n/a

300

42.13

38.31

n/a

500

62.76

56.39

n/a

1,000

114.33

101.58

n/a

1,500

165.90

146.78

n/a

2,000

217.47

191.97

Commercial

Schedule 5

5

360

54.98

52.46

10

720

89.18

84.14

25

1,800

191.12

178.55

50

18,000

1,542.94

1,418.55

100

36,000

2,986.13

2,737.92

Industrial

Schedule 6P

500

72,000

10,000.45

1,250

450,000

35,996.68

1,500

540,000

43,178.21

5,000

1,800,000

141,474.69

10,000

3,600,000

282,860.37

25,000

9,000,000

707,017.44

50,000

18,000,000

1,413,945.87

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.