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North Carolina Bulk Transmission Permitting Process (NC)

The steps of the North Carolina bulk transmission permitting process are summarized in the chart below. Roll over each section for a summary of the regulations and permits it covers. Click a section to learn more about the required permits and regulations related to that topic.

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Bulk Transmission Development in North Carolina

The North Carolina electric grid is part of the North American Electric Reliability Corporation’s (NERC) Eastern Interconnection. In North Carolina, SERC Reliability Corporation (SERC) is the regional entity, under NERC, charged with developing reliability standards and monitoring compliance for all owners, operators, and users of the bulk electric system. The Virginia-Carolinas (VACAR-South), a sub-region of SERC, is the registered electric reliability coordinator for North Carolina.

North Carolina has four balancing authorities: Duke Energy Carolinas, LLC, Duke Energy Progress - East; Alcoa Power Generating Inc., Yadkin Division; and Duke Energy Progress - West.

In North Carolina, there are investor-owned, independent, and cooperative transmission providers, including:

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