Demand Side Management/Energy Efficiency Program: "Opt out" Provision
Duke Energy Progress is offering our customers a series of Demand Side Management (DSM) and Energy Efficiency (EE) programs which have been approved by the Regulatory Commissions in NC and SC. The cost of these programs will be shared among our customers. However, under some conditions, there is an opportunity for certain customers to be eligible to "opt out" of participating in the DSM and/or EE programs and avoid these charges.
At this site, you will find information on how to determine if your account(s) is/are eligible to opt out of the DSM and/or EE programs and the process to follow to notify Duke Energy Progress if you would like to request to opt out.
If you have additional questions, these faq may be helpful.
Opt Out Template:
If you desire to opt out any or all of your eligible accounts, please complete the template below and send to Duke Energy Progress.
If you have additional questions about this matter, please contact your Duke Energy Progress Account Executive for more information.
North Carolina Templates
South Carolina Templates
To view, complete and print the form you will need to have Adobe Acrobat Reader installed on your computer. Once you have accessed the application, save the blank template directly to your computer – do not attempt to fill out the form while it is open in a web browser. After opening your application, select "Highlight Existing Fields" in the top right-hand corner of the form to ensure that all fillable fields on your form are shown in blue. Once you have printed the form, print a hard copy for your records and save it to your computer.
Duke Energy Progress has received approval from the North Carolina Utilities Commission and the South Carolina Public Service Commission to provide demand side management (DSM) and energy efficiency (EE) programs for our customers. The purpose of these programs is to help customers reduce energy consumption and improve the energy efficiency of their electrical equipment. Reducing energy usage also helps to lower overall customer demand and can delay the need to build additional power plants.
The cost of these programs will be shared among our customers through a Billing Adjustment Rider (NC) and a Demand Side Management and Energy Efficiency Rider (SC) that are updated annually. Copies of these riders are available in the Electric Rates section of our Duke Energy Progress website.
The cost of participating in these programs will vary each year based upon customer participation and program costs. The current annual cost per kWH is shown on the riders mentioned above.
Your facility may be eligible to avoid these charges. Certain customers may elect to opt out of participating in the DSM and/or EE programs and avoid paying the charges if, at their own expense, they have implemented in the past, or plan to implement in the future, alternative DSM/EE measures in accordance with stated, quantifiable goals. Eligible customers include industrial accounts of any size, and large commercial accounts that have used more than 1 million kWh during the prior calendar year. For purposes of applying this option, a customer is defined as a metered account billed under a single application of a Duke Energy Progress rate tariff. For commercial accounts, once one account meets the opt-out eligibility requirement, all other accounts billed to the same customer with lesser annual usage located on the same or contiguous property are also eligible to opt-out. Eligible customers should consider the cost benefit of incentives available for their project(s) in making their decision.
Customers must notify Duke Energy Progress in writing of their request to opt out of participation in DSM and/or EE programs and provide a list of all eligible customer account numbers. The written request must state that the customer, at their own expense, has implemented in the past, or plans to implement in the future, alternative DSM/EE measures in accordance with stated, quantifiable goals. A template for this written request is included on the Overview page.
Yes. A customer who initially opts out may subsequently elect to opt in, at any time, in order to participate in one or more DSM/EE programs being offered by Duke Energy Progress. However, any customer who elects to participate in a DSM/EE program loses the right to be exempt from payment of the DSM/EE charges for three years for the applicable accounts.
An opt out letter template is provided for your convenience on the Overview page. You may download this template or print and complete the template form. The completed letter should be signed by a person in your company who has the authority to execute contracts and then mailed to the following address:
Duke Energy Corporation
CSC - CIGS Team
PO Box 1771
Raleigh, NC 27602
Customer accounts that have requested to opt out of participating in Duke Energy Progress' DSM/EE programs will see a credit on their monthly electric service account. The credit will be equal to the kWh consumption for the month multiplied by the appropriate DSM/EE adjustment factor as listed in the applicable rider.
If you have additional questions, please contact your Duke Energy Progress account executive or call 1-800-283-7741 for more information.