Upcoming Hearings Over Duke Energy’s Proposed Rate Hike

Duke Energy customers have several opportunities throughout this month to express their views on the company’s proposal to increase rates for Upstate residents. If approved, the average Duke Energy customer would see a monthly increase of about $20 starting in August, with an additional $11 per month increase two years later. The Public Service Commission is expected to make a decision by the end of May, but not before hearing from customers at public hearings scheduled for 6 p.m. on April 16 at Seneca High School Auditorium in Seneca, and April 22 at Anderson County Council Chambers in Anderson. Hearings are also being held in Greenville and Spartanburg. Those wishing to speak at these hearings must register in advance online. Additionally, letters of protest can be sent via e-mail or mailed to 101 Executive Center Drive, Suite 100, Columbia, SC 29210.