Customers of Duke Energy Progress may sell the electricity generated by their renewable sources by directly interconnecting the system to the grid. Below is a step-by-step outline for interconnecting and contracting to sell energy from a Qualifying Facility with generating capacity up to 5 MW. For North Carolina renewable resources smaller than 10 kW, please click here.
All generation facilities must file the Report of Proposed Construction, or if more than 2 megawatts (MW), receive a Certificate of Public Convenience and Necessity from the North Carolina Utilities Commission (NCUC), the governing body of regulated utilities in North Carolina. This report provides the necessary notification to install a renewable generation facility in the state of North Carolina.
The following information is provided to assist customers in meeting requirements under N.C. General Statutes and is not intended to fully interpret or replace provisions of any statute or regulation.
Duke Energy Progress requires that all generators intending to sell power to the utility receive appropriate certification or submit a Report of Proposed Construction.
NCUC Rule R8-64 provides information required to submit a CPCN Application. Please provide a copy of your CPCN application to Duke Energy Progress at:
Mr. Lawrence B. Somers
Deputy General Counsel
Duke Energy Progress, Inc.
410 Wilmington St.
Raleigh, NC 27601
Report of Proposed Construction Requirements (generators under 2 MW fueled by renewable resources)
NCUC Rule R8-65 provides information required to submit a Report of Proposed Construction.
To view the sample version of the Report of Proposed Construction, please click on the sample link below. In addition to the sample report, also list below is a blank copy that can be modified. Mailing information is included within the report for your convenience. The docket number must be provided to Duke Energy Progress.
Visit the NCUC website to acquire the docket number once the document is filed with the Commission. Search Tip: Search for the docket number filing in the “All documents by date” section and select “SP-Small Power Producer” in the “For company types” section
Contact Information for NCUC
|For USPS mail:||North Carolina Utilities Commission
4325 Mail Service Center
Raleigh, NC 27699-4325
|For FedEx, UPS,
|North Carolina Utilities Commission
430 North Salisbury Street
Raleigh, NC 27603-5918
All Duke Energy Progress customers that install renewable generation who intend to interconnect or operate in parallel with the utility grid must adhere to all requirements and conditions within the NC Interconnection Standard. Customers that own qualifying generation facilities such as solar and wind with nameplate capacity up to 5 MW will begin the interconnection process by reviewing the Interconnection Standards and then submitting an Interconnection Request.
View the Duke Energy Progress generator interconnection procedures, which provides guidelines and necessary Interconnection Request forms.
Once the interconnection application is reviewed and approved, an Interconnection Agreement will be prepared by Duke Energy Progress that describes the terms and conditions of the interconnection which are specific to the project. This document must be signed and returned to Duke Energy Progress. Once all parties execute the agreement, a copy will be mailed back to the owner.
Once the prerequisites from the previous steps are completed, the agreement a Standard PPA will be provided to the system owner for signature. This agreement establishes the conditions, contract length of term and rate for which the electricity will be purchased. It is recommended that the system owner review the rate options within the Cogeneration and Small Power Producer Rate Schedule Tariff, along with accompanying Terms and Conditions prior to executing the agreement.
Instructions: Once you receive the Standard PPA from Duke Energy Progress, please review the terms and conditions and confirm the requested rate schedule. After reviewing the documents below the owner of the system must complete the following:
Duke Energy Progress
Renewable Energy Manager
410 S. Wilmington Street, WF3
Raleigh, NC 27601
Once the agreement is received, Duke Energy Progress will execute the agreement & return a copy to the owner(s) for their records.