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Some NC homes get small savings as Duke Energy changes rates

A series of required price adjustments will see the average North Carolina residential customer of Duke Energy Progress saving a little less than $2 a month starting in January.

Duke Energy asks Carolinas’ customers to reduce energy use

Duke Energy is asking its customers in North Carolina and South Carolina to reduce electricity usage during the next 24 hours to help avoid potentially high energy demand caused by the extreme cold. A statement from the Charlotte-based utility says the most critical time to reduce usage is Thursday between 5 a.m. and 10 a.m.

UPDATE: Power is back on in Brunswick, Columbus County

Hundreds of people are without power in Brunswick County and Columbus County Monday night.

Duke Energy Progress to replace street lights

Duke Energy Progress says it is launching an initiative to modernize outdoor lighting across its service area. The utility says it's received approval from the N.C. Utilities Commission to replace more than 100,000 mercury vapor street and area lights with advanced light emitting diode, or LED, fixtures.

Hoke County to be tested for wind power

A Florida company is building a 196-foot tower in Hoke County to determine whether the area has enough wind to generate electricity. The Fayetteville Observer reported that NextEra Energy Resources is building the tower near Lumber Bridge. Equipment on the tower will measure wind speeds for up to five years.

Duke Energy announces solar power expansion

video Duke Energy Progress announced a 500 million dollar commitment today that will bring renewable energy and hundreds of jobs to eastern North Carolina. It's a project that includes three solar panel facilities.

Duke enters into $1.2B deal with ElectriCities

Duke Energy has entered into a $1.2 billion agreement with ElectriCities to buy back minority stakes in several North Carolina power plants. The deal is expected to lower power bills of thousands of eastern North Carolina residents by reducing debt for the North Carolina Eastern Municipal Power Agency, which is managed by ElectriCities. Duke entered into the deal, which was announced over the summer, on Friday.

NC Supreme Court again weighs Duke Energy rates

North Carolina's highest court is examining whether state utilities regulators correctly weighed the consumer impact of two rate increases for a Duke Energy operating unit.

NC justices uphold order that led to rate rise

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.

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