Duke Energy Progress originally asked the NC Utilities Commission to approve a 16.7 percent rate hike request for 2018 that also seeks an additional monthly service charge of $20.  A negotiated 11.4% rate hike plus a $14 monthly service charge is still too much for consumers to pay.

The Commission is weighing concerns over the proposal and will make the ultimate decision over the size and scope of Duke Energy’s request in the coming week.

Please let the State's Utilities Commissioners know you cannot afford higher energy bills.

AARP wants to make sure that your concerns about the Duke Energy Progress request are heard by the Utilities Commissioners.  Tell Commissioners that the negotiated rate hike is still too much, sign the petition.


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