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STATE OF NORTH CAROLINA UTILITIES COMMISSION RALEIGH DOCKET NO. E-7, SUB 1163 BEFORE THE NORTH CAROLINA UTILITIES COMMISSION In the Matter of Application of Duke Energy Carolinas, LLC Pursuant to G.S. 62-133.2 and NCUC Rule R8-55 Relating to Fuel and Fuel-Related Charge Adjustments for Electric Utilities PUBLIC NOTICE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the North Carolina Utilities Commission has scheduled a public hearing on an annual fuel and fuel-related charge adjustment proceeding for Duke Energy Carolinas, LLC (DEC). The public hearing has been scheduled to begin Tuesday, June 5, 2018, at 9:30 a.m., in Commission Hearing Room 2115, Dobbs Building, 430 North Salisbury Street, Raleigh, North Carolina. The proceeding is being held pursuant to the provisions of G.S. 62-133.2 and Commission Rule R8-55 for the purpose of determining whether an increment or decrement rider is required in order to reflect changes in fuel and fuel-related costs over or under the base fuel rate established for DEC in its last general rate case. Public witness testimony will be received in accordance with Commission Rule R1-21(g). DEC filed an application and testimony relative to the subject matter of the proceeding on March 7, 2018. By its application, DEC requests Commission approval for an increase in DEC's fuel and fuel-related costs currently in effect, with the changes being effective for service rendered on and after September 1, 2018. DEC's request, excluding the regulatory fee, would result in increases of 0.0083 cents per kilowatt-hour (kWh) for residential customers, 0.0066 cents per kWh for commercial customers, and 0.0050 cents per kWh for industrial customers. If approved, the net effect of DEC's request would be to increase the monthly bill of a residential customer using 1,000 kWh of electricity by $0.83. Specific information about DEC's application may be obtained from the Office of the Chief Clerk, North Carolina Utilities Commission, Raleigh, North Carolina, where a copy of DEC's application is available for review by the public, and on the Commission's website at www.ncuc.net. The Public Staff is authorized by statute to represent consumers in proceedings before the Commission. Correspondence concerning the fuel adjustment proceeding and the hearing scheduled thereon should be directed to the Public Staff. Written statements to the Public Staff should include any information which the writers wish to be considered by the Public Staff in its investigation of the matter. Such statements should be addressedto Mr. Christopher J. Ayers, Executive Director, Public Staff, 4326 Mail Service Center, Raleigh, North Carolina 27699-4300. The Attorney General is also authorized by statute to represent consumers in proceedings before the Commission. Statements to the Attorney General should be addressed to The Honorable Josh Stein, Attorney General, c/o Consumer Protection- Utilities, 9001 Mail Service Center, Raleigh, North Carolina 27699-9001. Written statements are not evidence unless the writers appear at a public hearing and testify concerning the information contained in their written statements. Persons desiring to intervene as formal parties should file a petition under North Carolina Utilities Commission Rules R1-5 and R1-19 on or before Monday, May 21, 2018. Such petitions should be filed with the Chief Clerk of the North Carolina Utilities Commission, 4325 Mail Service Center, Raleigh, North Carolina 27699-4300. The direct testimony and exhibits of expert witnesses to be presented by intervenors should also be filed with the Commission on or before Monday, May 21, 2018. ISSUED BY ORDER OF THE COMMISSION. This the 26th day of March, 2018. NORTH CAROLINA UTILITIES COMMISSION Janice H. Fulmore, Deputy Clerk Publish: April 16, 23, 2018.

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