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The ice has melted, and temperatures have once again risen to bearable levels, but the storm is not over for those still without power.
Duke Energy is bracing for a rare coastal ice storm that is forecast to hit eastern North Carolina and South Carolina Tuesday. Duke Energy’s team of meteorologists continues to monitor the system. Line technicians, service crews and other personnel are available throughout the company’s service areas and are ready to respond to outages and emergencies, if they occur.
North Carolina's main electric company is shutting down a coal-burning power plant near Goldsboro as it shifts to generating power with cleaner natural gas.
North Carolina utilities regulators are opening hearings into whether Duke Energy should be allowed to raise electricity rates by more than 7 percent. The North Carolina Utilities Commission begins hearings Monday on Duke Energy's request for a 7.2 percent rate increase.
While it looks like the worst of Hurricane Irene should stay off the coast, we're not in the clear yet. Many in the Cape Fear are ready to batten down the hatches.
The financial combination of Duke Energy and Progress Energy won't lead to too many changes for their North Carolina customers and regulators.
North Carolina's chief consumer advocate for utilities says state regulators will insist on ratepayers getting some of the savings from the merger of Duke Energy and Progress Energy.