Tell your Representative to say NO to Duke Energy’s rate hike bill

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, which was narrowly passed by the N.C. Senate and has now been introduced in the N.C. House, streamlines 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 Duke’s ratepayers on the hook for coal ash cleanup costs, all with little transparency or accountability.

Contact your representative today and tell them they must vote NO on Senate Bill 559.