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Start Electric Service - South Carolina

To start electric service simply fill out and submit the following secure online form.

We are looking forward to providing electric service to your new business. We have provided answers to several Frequently Asked Questions to assist you in opening your business account.

After we receive your completed request, a Business Department Representative will review the information and contact you via e-mail within 2 business days (excluding weekends and holidays). Your new account number and the deposit requirement for your new business will be provided at that time.

(e.g. 08/30/2006, Mon - Fri, excluding holidays and same day)

Information About Your Business

(i.e. SSN: 123-12-1234 Federal ID or EIN: 12-1234567)

(include unit or suite number)

Contact Information

Same as above street address

Authorized Name On Account

Information About Your Property

Submitting this form validates that you have read the service charge guidelines below.

Service Charge

When Duke Energy Progress first supplies electricity in South Carolina under any applicable metered schedule, the customer shall pay a service charge of $15 plus taxes which shall be in addition to all other charges associated with the account. This service charge shall become a part of the first bill rendered thereafter to the customer for electricity supplied at such premises unless it is paid in advance of the rendition of such bill.

Securing Your Account

All non-residential accounts must be secured by one of the following:

  • A cash deposit.
  • An Irrevocable Letter of Credit obtained by customer from a bank or financial institution at customer's expense.
  • A Surety Bond from a bonding company or insurance company obtained by customer and provided to Duke Energy Progress.
Deposit Questions

Question Answer
Is a deposit required on my new business account? All business accounts are required to have a security deposit equal to two-twelfths the annual billing if satisfactory credit has not been previously established with Duke Energy Progress
What is the purpose of the security deposit? The deposit guarantees final payment of accounts when the customer is unable to establish a satisfactory credit rating with Duke Energy Progress.
How is the deposit amount determined? The deposit is equal to approximately two-twelfths (2/12) of the estimated charge for service for the ensuing twelve months.
When do I have to pay the deposit? Business deposits are due the same day the electrical service is activated. Deposits can be:
  • Mailed to: Duke Energy Progress, P.O. Box 1003, Charlotte, NC 28262
  • Paid at a Duke Energy Progress authorized Paystation
  • Cash, checks and money orders are all acceptable methods of payment.
  • Credit card, debit card and check payments are available online via EZ-Pay. A fee is charged by EZ-Pay.
Does the deposit earn Interest? Simple interest is paid on customer deposits at the current rate of 3.5% per annum provided the deposit is held longer than six months.
When is the deposit refunded? Deposits are refunded with interest after two years unless customer has had two consecutive 30-day arrears or more than two non-consecutive 30-day arrears in the past 24 months.
Is there an alternative to a Cash Deposit? In lieu of a cash deposit, we do accept:
  • Irrevocable Letter of Credit secured by your bank, issued in the same name as the Duke Energy Progress account
  • Security Bond secured by your Insurance Company, issued in the same name as the Duke Energy Progress account

Time to process online request

Please allow 2 business days (excluding weekends and holidays) for us to review your request and respond with your new account number and deposit requirement for your new business.

Connecting Service / Service Order Completion

Our goal is to provide electric service one business day following receipt of your request on existing metered services with an acceptable city and/or county Electrical Inspection on file with Duke Energy Progress.