Duke Energy (Electric) - Energy Star Homes Rate Discount Program (North Carolina)

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Last modified on February 12, 2015.

Financial Incentive Program

Place North Carolina

Name Duke Energy (Electric) - Energy Star Homes Rate Discount Program
Incentive Type Utility Rate Discount
Applicable Sector Construction, Residential
Eligible Technologies Comprehensive Measures/Whole Building
Active Incentive Yes
Implementing Sector Utility
Energy Category Energy Efficiency Incentive Programs

Equipment Requirements ENERGY STAR labeled homes receive this discount on electric rates after the first 350 kWh used per month.

Program Administrator Customer Service
Website http://www.duke-energy.com/north-carolina/products/energy-star.asp

References DSIRE[1]


Duke Energy encourages residential customers to buy energy-efficient homes through the utility's Energy Star Homes Program, which awards a rate discount to customers living in Energy Star homes. Customers receive a discount on per kWh usage after the first 350 kWh per month. To earn the Energy Star label, homes are tested by a third-party inspector to ensure they meet the U.S. Department of Energy's criteria. Generally speaking, a home must be at least 30% more efficient than the national Model Energy Code for homes or 15% more efficient than the state energy code, whichever is more rigorous. The home test is the responsibility of the customer and/or the builder, and the cost range is from $300 to $500. The size of the home and the inspector’s travel time may affect the cost. Typical characteristics of an Energy Star home include:

  • Effective insulation
  • High-performance windows
  • Tight construction and tight ducts
  • Energy-efficient HVAC equipment
  • Independent testing provided by third-party inspectors

Please refer to Schedule ES for more information.

Incentive Contact

Contact Name Duke Energy
Department Customer Service
Address PO Box 1090
Place Charlotte, North Carolina
Zip/Postal Code 28201
Phone (800) 976-4328
Phone 2 (800) 777-9898
Email ContactUs@duke-energy.com
Website http://www.duke-energy.com/

  • Incentive and policy data are reviewed and approved by the N.C. Solar Center's DSIRE project staff.[1]


  1. 1.0 1.1  "Database of State Incentives for Renewables and Efficiency (DSIRE)"