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STATE OF NORTH CAROLINA UTILITIES COMMISSION RALEIGH DOCKET NO. E-7, SUB 1162 BEFORE THE NORTH CAROLINA UTILITIES COMMISSION In the Matter of Application of Duke Energy Carolinas, LLC, for Approval of Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Portfolio Standard Cost Recovery Rider Pursuant to G.S. 62-133.8 and Commission Rule R8-67 PUBLIC NOTICE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the North Carolina Utilities Commission has scheduled a public hearing in the annual Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Portfolio Standard (REPS) cost recovery application and compliance report filed on March 7, 2018, by Duke Energy Carolinas, LLC (DEC), in the above-captioned docket. The public hearing has been scheduled to begin immediately following the hearings in Docket Nos. E-7, Subs 1163 and 1164, which are scheduled to begin at 9:30 a.m., on Tuesday, June 5, 2018, in Commission Hearing Room 2115, Dobbs Building, 430 North Salisbury Street, Raleigh, North Carolina. This proceeding is being held pursuant to G.S. 62-133.8 and Commission Rule R8-67 to consider DEC's application for approval of REPS cost recovery and compliance with the REPS requirements during the 2017 calendar year. Public witness testimony will be received in accordance with Commission Rule R1-21(g). On March 7, 2018, DEC filed direct testimony and exhibits in support of its application for REPS cost recovery and 2017 REPS compliance report. By its application, DEC proposes to implement the following monthly REPS rates, including regulatory fee, effective for service rendered on and after September 1, 2018: a $0.21 charge for residential customers; a $1.58 charge for general service and lighting customers; and a $3.23 credit for industrial customers. DEC's proposed new monthly REPS rates, if approved, will result in the following decreases to DEC's current monthly REPS rates, including regulatory fee: $0.62 for residential customers; $2.12 for general service and lighting customers; and $18.36 for industrial customers. Specific information about DEC's application for approval of REPS cost recovery and 2017 REPS compliance report may be obtained from the Office of the Chief Clerk, North Carolina Utilities Commission, Raleigh, North Carolina, where a copy of DEC's REPS cost recovery application and 2014 compliance report are 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. Written statements to the Public Staff should include any information that the writers wish to be considered by the Public Staff in its investigation of the matter. Such statements should be addressed to 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 Roy Cooper, Attorney General, c/o Consumer Protection - Utilities, 9001 Mail Service Center, Raleigh, North Carolina, 27699-9001. Written statements are not evidence unless persons appear at a public hearing and testify concerning the information contained in their written statements. Any person desiring to intervene in the proceeding as a formal party of record 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 29th day of March, 2018. NORTH CAROLINA UTILITIES COMMISSION Linnetta Threatt, Deputy Clerk Publish: April 16, 23, 2018.

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