North Carolina Regulator Clears Duke Energy’s 600-Megawatt Renewable Program for Large Users

The North Carolina Utilities Commission on Aug. 5 approved tariff revisions filed by Duke  Energy Carolinas LLC and Duke Energy Progress LLC to implement the Green Source Advantage Program, which allows for the direct procurement of new renewable energy resources by large nonresidential customers. The commission approved the program with changes in February and directed…

West Virginia Regulator Expects Lower Utility Bills for 90 Percent of Natural Gas Customers

The West Virginia Public  Service Commission expects lower gas utility bills for the upcoming heating season, based on an initial review of utilities’ annual adjustments to the purchased gas portion of their rates, according to an Aug. 5 press release. Utilities that serve over 91 percent of the natural gas customers in the state have…

Virginia Regulator Partly Approves Dominion’s Rate Rider to Fund Environmental Projects

The Virginia State Corporation Commission on Aug. 5 granted Dominion Energy Inc.’s request for a new rate adjustment clause to recover a portion of the costs incurred to comply with state and federal environmental regulations. The agency approved cost recovery for certain environmental projects, including cleaner disposal of coal ash, at Dominion’s coal-fired power plants.…