Electric Section

Electric matters are handled primarily by engineers in the Electric Section, which represents the public in regulated electric utility matters brought before the Utilities Commission. These matters encompass the following areas: rates and tariffs; energy efficiency program approval and performance; renewable energy; generation plant siting; transmission line siting; power plant operations; fuel procurement; electric resellers; quality of service; and mergers and acquisitions.

The regulated electric utilities in North Carolina are: Duke Energy Carolinas, Duke Energy Progress, Dominion Energy North Carolina, New River Light and Power, and Western Carolina University.

Electric Membership Cooperatives and Municipal Electric Providers are not regulated by the Commission. For issues with electric membership cooperatives, contact the North Carolina Electric Membership Corporation at 919-872-0800 or 800-662-8835 or the North Carolina Rural Electrification Authority at 919-814-4696. For issues with municipal electric providers, contact ElectriCities of North Carolina at 919-760-6353.

If you have a complaint regarding your electric service, please contact the Public Staff’s Consumer Services Division at 866-380-9816 or Consumer.Services@psncuc.nc.gov.

The Electric Section can be reached at 919-733-2267 or EnergyInfo@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 Carolina's, 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 bills1.  Other tariffs are available for the customer to take advantage of special time-of-use rates offered by each company.

Please see Bill Comparisons2 table below.

Bill Comparisons

Tab/Accordion Item

Duke Energy Progress
Effective as of 1-1-2023
Customer Class Rate Schedule Demand (kW) Energy (kWh) Summer Bill Winter Bill
Residential RES-77
Single-Phase
n/a 300 $53.16 $51.65
n/a 500 $78.23 $75.72
n/a 1,000 $140.90 $135.89
n/a 1,500 $203.58 $196.06
n/a 2,000 $266.25 $256.23
Commercial SGS-77
Single-Phase
Commercial or Governmental
5 360 $75.60
10 720 $121.78
25 1,800 $241.79
Industrial MGS-77
Three-Phase
Industrial or Public Authority
50 18,000 $1,847.12
100 36,000 $3,601.32
500 72,000 $9,167.72
1,250 450,000 $44,351.92
Industrial LGS-77
Industrial or Public Authority
1,500 540,000 $53,170.82
5,000 1,800,000 $176,635.42
10,000 3,600,000 $348,013.42
25,000 9,000,000 $847,147.42
50,000 18,000,000 $1,679,037.42
           
Detail for Rate Schedules RES & SGS    
Individual Rate Element Residential RES-77 Commercial SGS-77    
Summer Bill Winter Bill    
Basic Customer Charge per month $14.00 $14.00 $21.00    
Demand Charge per kW $0.00 $0.00 $0.00    
Base Energy Charge per kWh for Schedule RES $0.10117 $0.09616      
Base Energy Charge per kWh for Schedule SGS          
For the first 750 kWh     $0.10528    
For the next 1,250 kWh     $0.08763    
For all additional kWh     $0.08283    
Three-Phase Service Adder per month (excluded for single-phase service) $7.00 $7.00 $7.00    
Fuel Adjustment Charge per kWh $0.01379 $0.01379 $0.01422    
Demand Side Management and Energy Efficiency Charge per kWh $0.00640 $0.00640 $0.00466    
Renewable Energy & Energy Efficiency Portfolio Standard (REPS) Charge per month $1.55 $1.55 $8.42    
Competitive Procurement of Renewable Energy Charge per kWh $0.00013 $0.00013 $0.00013    
Joint Agency Asset Rider Charge per kWh $0.00631 $0.00631 $0.00607    
Storm Securitization Charge per kWh $0.00219 $0.00219 $0.00282    
Excess Deferred Income Tax Charge per kWh -$0.00464 -$0.00464 -$0.00490    

 

Duke Energy Carolinas
Effective as of 1-1-2023
Customer Class Rate Schedule Demand (kW) Energy (kWh) Bill
Residential RS (NC) n/a 300 $45.03
n/a 500 $65.02
n/a 1,000 $115.01
n/a 1,500 $164.99
n/a 2,000 $214.97
Commercial SGS (NC) 5 360 $69.27
10 720 $113.51
25 1,800 $246.39
50 18,000 $1,482.25
Commercial LGS (NC) 100 36,000 $2,975.24
500 72,000 $7,538.32
1,250 450,000 $39,933.33
Industrial I (NC) 1,500 540,000 $40,943.13
5,000 1,800,000 $135,142.19
10,000 3,600,000 $269,712.26
25,000 9,000,000 $673,422.49
50,000 18,000,000 $1,346,272.86
         
Detail for Rate Schedules RES & SGS        
Individual Rate Element Residential RS Commercial SGS    
Basic Customer Charge per month $14.00 $19.39    
Demand Charge per kW for the first 30 kW $0.00 $0.00    
Demand Charge per kW for all over 30 kW $0.00 $3.9955    
Base Energy Charge per kWh for Schedule RS $0.093826      
Base Energy Charge per kWh for Schedule SGS        
For the First 125 kWh per kW Billing Demand        
For the first 3,000 kWh   $0.113739    
For the next 6,000 kWh   $0.067296    
For all over 9,000 kWh   $0.066819    
For the Next 275 kWh per kW Billing Demand        
For the first 3,000 kWh   $0.062289    
For the next 6,000 kWh   $0.054129    
For all over 9,000 kWh   $0.051732    
For all kWh Over 400 kWh per kW Billing Demand   $0.050391    
Fuel Adjustment Charge per kWh $0.008851 $0.006898    
Demand Side Management and Energy Efficiency Charge per kWh $0.003369 $0.006222    
Renewable Energy & Energy Efficiency Portfolio Standard (REPS) Charge per month $1.04 $5.54    
Competitive Procurement of Renewable Energy Charge per kWh $0.000369 $0.000348    
Storm Securitization Charge per kWh $0.000438 $0.000144    
Excess Deferred Income Tax Charge per kWh -$0.006736 -$0.004025    
Bulk Power Marketing Charge per kWh -$0.000151 -$0.000151    

 

 

 

Dominion Energy North Carolina
Effective as of 1-1-2023          
Customer Class Rate Schedule Demand (kW) Energy (kWh) Summer Bill Winter Bill
Residential Schedule 1 n/a 300 $44.44 $40.09
n/a 500 $66.79 $59.53
n/a 1,000 $122.65 $108.14
n/a 1,500 $178.52 $156.75
n/a 2,000 $234.39 $205.36
Commercial Schedule 5 5 360 $55.53 $52.83
10 720 $90.76 $85.36
25 1,800 $195.75 $182.25
50 18,000 $1,580.28 $1,446.72
100 36,000 $3,055.54 $2,789.03
Industrial Schedule 6P 500 72,000 $10,962.29
1,250 450,000 $38,469.91
1,500 540,000 $46,146.27
5,000 1,800,000 $151,065.34
10,000 3,600,000 $302,042.59
25,000 9,000,000 $754,974.32
50,000 18,000,000 $1,509,860.54
           
Detail for Rate Schedules 1 & 5    
Individual Rate Element Residential Schedule 1 Commercial Schedule 5  
Summer Bill Winter Bill Summer Bill Winter Bill  
Basic Customer Charge per month $10.67 $10.67 $18.93 $18.93  
Demand Charge per kW for the first 100 kW $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00  
Demand Charge per kW for all over 100 kW $0.00 $0.00 $3.46 $3.46  
Base Energy Charge per kWh for Schedule 1 $0.108312 $0.093796      
Base Energy Charge per kWh for Schedule 5          
For the first 800 kWh     $0.094529 $0.087024  
For the next 2,200 kWh, add 200 kWh for each kW of demand over 10 through 30 kW and add 100kWh for each kW of demand over 30 kW     $0.093823 $0.086328  
Additional kWh     $0.072780 $0.065436  
Fuel Adjustment Charge per kWh $0.002344 $0.002344 $0.002347 $0.002347  
Demand Side Management and Energy Efficiency Charge per kWh $0.001078 $0.001078 $0.000986 $0.000986  
Renewable Energy & Energy Efficiency Portfolio Standard (REPS) Charge per month $0.25 $0.25 $1.37 $1.37  

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.

Note 2: The Bill Comparison tables are updated annually following the adjustment to each utility’s annual cost riders.

Note 3: To calculate a bill, all Individual Rate Elements should be added to the bill total.