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Sell energy from qualifying generation up to 5MW

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.

Step 1: File the NCUC Report of Proposed Construction or Certificate of Public Convenience and Necessity

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. 

What you need to know:

  • The State of North Carolina requires that a Certificate of Public Convenience and Necessity (CPCN) be obtained before a customer commences construction of a generating facility. See N.C.G.S. §62-110.1 for complete text. 
  • Section (g) of the statute exempts facilities under 2 MW that are fueled by a renewable energy resource.  However, generators that are exempt must provide a Report of Proposed Construction to the NCUC prior to construction.
  • Duke Energy Progress requires that all generators intending to sell power to the utility receive appropriate certification or submit a Report of Proposed Construction.

Getting Started:

CPCN Requirements

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,
or other
Overnight service: 
North Carolina Utilities Commission
Dobbs Building
430 North Salisbury Street
Raleigh, NC  27603-5918