North Carolina Utilities Commission Presents: Public Hearing w/Duke Energy
Currently, Duke’s plan is to build an extraneous 192-megawatt “peaking” unit if efforts to reduce regional electricity demands are unsuccessful by 2023. On the topic of this plan Co-Director of Mountaintrue Julie Mayfield said: “The inclusion of the 192 MW peaking plant in this filing is unfortunate. Duke has told the public that they are looking for cleaner alternatives, then they turn around and ask the public utilities commission for permission to build the additional unit seven years before they say it might be necessary.”
It’s important that we show Duke that North Carolinians want them to make a real commitment to cleaner, safer and more affordable solutions like energy efficiency and renewable energy sources moving forward.
Attending this public comment hearing is your final opportunity to speak out on Duke Energy’s plans before they’re approved by the North Carolina Utilities Commission. Here are the details about the public hearing:
When: Tuesday, January 26, 2016
Where: Buncombe County Courthouse, Court Plaza, Asheville, NC 28801