Regulators still seek ways to soften blow to Duke Energy Carolinas customers from $490M in coal-ash costs

Regulators continued their search for alternatives for handling nearly $490 million in coal-ash cleanup costs Duke that Energy Carolinas wants to charge to customers as part of its current rate-hike request.

On Friday afternoon, the N.C. Utilities Commission recessed its hearing on Duke Carolinas’ request until Tuesday at 9 a.m. It dealt with a number of issues Friday. They included Duke’s and the commission’s desire to look at ways to modernize, and perhaps significantly restructure, how…


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