RALEIGH – This week Civitas President Francis X. De Luca filed for a declaratory ruling with the North Carolina Utilities Commission (NCUC) in order to ensure that North Carolina families are not overpaying for utilities as a result of the massive influx of taxpayer subsidized solar development in North Carolina.
The declaratory ruling by the NCUC would classify Fresh Air Energy LLC a public utility pursuant to G.S. 62-3(23) for purposes of the public utilities act.
Civitas President Francis X. De Luca said, “If these independent Solar Generating LLC’s are going to sell electricity to North Carolina families, they should disclose how much it costs to produce that electricity, just as other power providers now do.”
Duke Energy reported in a filing with the NCUC that customers have paid up to a billion more for electricity due to solar requirements.
De Luca continued, “To our knowledge, no one has ever filed this kind of request with the NCUC. It is past time for someone to take action to ensure North Carolinians are not overpaying for electricity generated by companies that do not open their books and are subsidized by local and state taxpayers.”
You can view the filing in its entirety here. (Docket E-100 Sub 32)
To arrange an interview with Civitas President Francis X. De Luca, email Demi Dowdy at firstname.lastname@example.org.