Duke Energy is pushing a deceptive bill in our state legislature that would allow it to raise your electric rates more easily, with fewer public hearings and less oversight by the North Carolina Utilities Commission.
Senate Bill 559 would reduce accountability and oversight of Duke’s spending and give the company an endless line of credit paid for by customers like you.
The bill circumvents regulatory review and allows electric monopolies like Duke Energy to get a single approval for up to five years of automatic rate hikes for investments like its flawed $13 billion grid “modernization” scheme. It could also put ratepayers on the hook for coal ash cleanup costs, all with little transparency or accountability.
Tell your legislators today to vote NO on Senate Bill 559!