Raise Your Voice Before They Raise Your Rates!

Duke Progress has asked state utility regulators to approve a rate hike that could cost you 14.3 percent more for your electricity. 

AARP advocates like you have been instrumental in reducing past utility rate hike requests. Once again, we ask you to let members of the NC Utilities Commission know that older North Carolinians and those with fixed-incomes cannot afford to pay more for their utility bills. 

According to the AARP Public Policy Institute, 36 percent of adults over age 65 in North Carolina rely on Social Security as their only source of income in retirement. Such increase could threaten their financial security by outpacing cost-of-living adjustments. 

North Carolina enjoys some of the nation’s lowest electric rates and keeping the state’s utilities affordable is important to both residents and the state’s economic growth.

If you think the Utility’s spending plan is too much, please join other rate hike opponents at one of the public hearings below:

 Thursday, February 27 at 7:00 p.m. Richmond County Judicial Center,  Jury Assembly Room, 3rd Floor 105 W Franklin Street, Rockingham

Thursday, February 20 at 7:00 p.m. Buncombe County Courthouse  Courtroom 1A 60 Court Plaza, Asheville

Tuesday, March 3 at 7:00 p.m. New Hanover County Courthouse,  Courtroom 317 316 Princess Street, Wilmington

Wednesday, March 4 at 7:00 p.m. Greene County Courthouse 301 North Greene Street, Snow Hill


Can’t make a public hearing? Let the NC Utilities Commission know that you oppose unfair rate hikes by sending a written statement to statements@ncuc.net


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