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2013-03-01 08:22:14

RALEIGH, N.C., March 1, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Progress Energy Carolinas, a subsidiary of Duke Energy, has reached an agreement with the North Carolina Public Staff concerning the utility's request to raise base rates. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110110/PROGRESSENERGYLOGO ) Under the terms of the settlement, the net increase to customers would be $151.4 million the first year and $183 million the second year, or an average increase of 5.7 percent for all customers by the...

2013-02-01 16:22:46

RALEIGH, N.C., Feb. 1, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Participants in the North Carolina Transmission Planning Collaborative (NCTPC) have identified 11 major transmission projects, representing more than $318 million in investments over the next decade, as part of the 2012-2022 Collaborative Transmission Plan for North Carolina (2012 plan). The 2011 plan included an estimate of $296 million for 11 projects. One of those projects was completed by Progress in December 2012. One new project was...

2013-01-29 16:21:31

CHARLOTTE, N.C., Jan. 29, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Duke Energy (NYSE: DUK) is preparing for potential severe weather expected to bring high winds and heavy rain to portions of the Carolinas Wednesday. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20040414/DUKEENERGYLOGO ) Crews across the Carolinas are preparing vehicles and materials to respond to outages that may occur as a result of the storm. Additional resources from within the Duke Energy system are also available to assist local crews as...

2012-11-29 08:23:25

RALEIGH, N.C., Nov. 29, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Progress Energy Carolinas residential customers in North Carolina will pay slightly less for electricity beginning Dec. 1. As approved by the N.C. Utilities Commission (NCUC), the bill for a residential customer using 1,000 kilowatt-hours (kWh) per month will decrease from $105.15 to $104.06. The decrease is similar to other decreases applied in 2009 and 2010. In September, customers began seeing reductions in their bills related to Progress...

2012-10-25 11:21:01

FLORENCE, S.C., Oct. 25, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Progress Energy Carolinas, a subsidiary of Duke Energy (NYSE: DUK), has installed six plug-in electric vehicle (PEV) charging stations in South Carolina, as part of its commercial charging station research program. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110110/PROGRESSENERGYLOGO ) These are the first public-access charging stations Duke Energy has installed in the state. The host sites will cover the cost of electricity during the research...

2012-10-12 15:20:37

RALEIGH, N.C., Oct. 12, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Reflecting the cost of building state-of-the-art, low-emission power generation, as well as higher operating expenses, Progress Energy Carolinas, a subsidiary of Duke Energy, today filed a request to increase North Carolina retail rates - the company's first general rate increase request since 1987. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20040414/DUKEENERGYLOGO ) (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110110/PROGRESSENERGYLOGO )...

2012-09-28 10:21:10

RALEIGH, N.C., Sept. 28, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- As announced in July, Progress Energy Carolinas, a subsidiary of Duke Energy (NYSE: DUK), on Oct. 1 will officially retire two coal-fired power plants, including the utility's first coal-fueled facility built in 1923. The utility will close the Cape Fear power plant, near Moncure, N.C., and the H.B. Robinson Unit 1 power plant, near Hartsville, S.C., as part of its ongoing fleet-modernization program. Closing older, less-efficient coal plants...

2012-09-14 02:21:26

GOLDSBORO, N.C., Sept. 14, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Progress Energy Carolinas, a subsidiary of Duke Energy (NYSE: DUK), will officially close the coal-fired H.F. Lee power plant near Goldsboro, N.C., Sept. 15. This is the second such retirement under the utility's fleet-modernization program, which will help ensure continued grid reliability, reduce the long-term price impact on customers, reduce air emissions and water usage, and offer new economic development opportunities. The Lee Plant...

2012-08-01 10:23:40

CHARLOTTE, N.C., Aug. 1, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Duke Energy Carolinas and Progress Energy Carolinas, both subsidiaries of Duke Energy Corp., are seeking regulatory approval to begin returning merger-related savings to customers. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20040414/DUKEENERGYLOGO ) Filings made today with the North Carolina Utilities Commission (NCUC) and Public Service Commission of South Carolina (PSCSC) are a significant first step in the company's promise to deliver $650...

2012-07-27 10:20:37

RALEIGH, N.C., July 27, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Progress Energy Carolinas, a subsidiary of Duke Energy (NYSE: DUK), will accelerate the retirement of one North Carolina coal-fired power plant previously slated for closing in 2013, and will retire the utility's only coal-fired unit in South Carolina. The company announced today that the 316-megawatt (MW) Cape Fear coal-fired plant, located near Moncure, N.C., and the 177-MW H.B. Robinson Unit 1 coal-fired plant, located near Hartsville, S.C.,...