Electric Light & Power Rules (North Carolina)

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Last modified on February 12, 2015.

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Place North Carolina

Applies to States or Provinces North Carolina
Name Electric Light and Power Rules (North Carolina)
Policy Category Other Policy
Policy Type Generating Facility Rate-Making, Renewables Portfolio Standards and Goals, Safety and Operational Guidelines
Affected Technologies Biomass/Biogas, Coal with CCS, Concentrating Solar Power, Energy Storage, Fuel Cells, Geothermal Electric, Hydroelectric, Hydroelectric (Small), Natural Gas, Nuclear, Solar Photovoltaics, Tidal Energy, Wave Energy, Wind energy
Active Policy Yes
Implementing Sector Utility

Program Administrator North Carolina Utilities Commission
Primary Website http://www.ncuc.commerce.state.nc.us/ncrules/Chapter08.pdf

Last Review 2014-09-15

Information Source http://www.ncuc.commerce.state.nc.us/ncrules/rulstoc.htm


These rules shall apply to any person, firm, or corporation (except municipalities, or agents thereof) which is now or may hereafter become engaged as a public utility in the business of furnishing electric current for domestic, commercial or industrial consumers within the State of North Carolina. The rules are intended to define good practice which can normally be expected. They are intended to insure adequate service and to protect the public from unfair practices and the utilities from unreasonable demands.

Each utility shall, at such times and in such form as the Commission shall prescribe, report to the Commission and the Public Staff the results of all tests required to be made or the information contained in any records required to be kept by the utility. Each utility shall maintain its plant, distribution system and facilities at all times in proper condition for use in rendering safe and adequate service. Each utility shall, upon request of the Commission or the Public Staff, file with it a statement regarding the condition and adequacy of its plant, equipment, facilities and service in such form as may be required by the Commission.

Each public utility or person, prior to commencing construction of a new transmission line for which a certificate is required shall first obtain a certificate of environmental compatibility and public convenience and necessity from the Commission. Each year, beginning in 2008, each electric power supplier or its designated utility compliance aggregator shall file with the Commission the electric power supplier’s plan for complying with the state’s RPS.

Policy Contact

Department NC Utilities Commission
Address 430 North Salisbury Street, Dobbs Building
Address 2 4325 Mail Service Center
Place Raleigh, North Carolina
Zip/Postal Code 27699-4325
Phone 919-733-7300

Website http://www.ncuc.commerce.state.nc.us/

Authorities (Please contact the if there are any file problems.)

Authority 1: GS § 62‑2