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NC Utilities Commission

NC justices uphold order that led to rate rise

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videoThe state Supreme Court has upheld a decision by North Carolina electric power regulators that allowed a Duke Energy subsidiary to raise rates on residential customers of the former Progress Energy by 7.5 percent over two years. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3 UPDATE: Disabled vet won't have to pay deposit to move power service

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video A man upset with Duke Energy Progress got a rather unexpected phone call today that turned out to be good news. Full story...
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Duke Energy Progress rates to drop slightly

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Duke Energy Progress says its customers in North Carolina will pay less for electricity starting Sunday. Full story...
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NC Supreme Court overturns Duke Energy rate hike

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North Carolina's highest court has overturned a substantial rate hike sought by Duke Energy and approved by state utilities regulators. Full story...
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Progress Energy reaches deal on rate increase

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videoIt looks like power rates are going up for a lot of people in southeastern North Carolina. Progress Energy Carolinas says it has reached an agreement with the North Carolina Utilities Commission Public Staff to raise its rates as early as this summer. Full story...
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NC panel hears views on Duke Energy rate increase

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videoNorth Carolina regulators are starting a series of hearings into a request by Duke Energy to raise electricity bills by almost 10 percent for nearly 2 million customers of Progress Energy Carolinas. Full story...
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Rabon bill would mean sweeping changes to state boards, commissions

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video If a bill in the state Senate becomes law, there will be some big changes on state boards and commissions, including the NC Utilities Commission and the Coastal Resources Commission. The bill proposes dismissing members of the bodies, and letting the governor and Republican-led legislature appoint new members. Full story...
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NC critic to challenge Duke Energy merger in court

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A group critical of the merger that made Charlotte-based Duke Energy Corp. the country's largest electric company says it will seek to undo or revise the deal in a North Carolina appeals court. Full story...
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NC regulator approves Duke Energy probe settlement

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video North Carolina's utilities regulator and attorney general are settling separate investigations into whether Duke Energy misled officials before taking over its in-state rival Progress Energy. Full story...
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NC AG argues Duke wants too much in rate increase

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North Carolina's Supreme Court is considering a case that could pressure utilities regulators to justify rate increase decisions that can involve hundreds of millions of dollars. Full story...
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Progress Energy requests rate hike; residents sound off

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video Progress Energy says it has asked the North Carolina Utilities Commission for a rate increase the company says would push residential bills up an average of 14.2 percent. Full story...
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Investigating NC regulator opens Duke Energy data

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North Carolina utilities regulators are disclosing internal materials collected from Duke Energy in an ongoing investigation into its takeover of Progress Energy. Full story...
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Core drama at largest US electric company lingers

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The investigations into whether regulators and consumers were misled ahead of the merger of North Carolina's two Fortune 500 energy companies could continue quietly for months after a deadline arrives next week. Full story...
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Duke to NC regulators: CEO's term not guaranteed

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The man unexpectedly appointed as Duke Energy's CEO says the executive who was supposed to hold the top job was dumped minutes after creating the United States' largest electric company. Full story...
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NC utility probe of Duke merger to detail CEO move

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Investors and consumers may get some explanation from Duke Energy's surprise CEO when he's grilled by North Carolina regulators who also review the company's rate increase requests. Full story...
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