Electric Light & Power Rules (North Carolina)
Last modified on February 12, 2015.
|Applies to States or Provinces||North Carolina|
|Name||Electric Light and Power Rules (North Carolina)|
|Policy Category||Other Policy|
|Policy Type||Generating Facility Rate-Making, Renewables Portfolio Standards and Goals, Safety and Operational Guidelines|
|Affected Technologies||Biomass/Biogas, Coal with CCS, Concentrating Solar Power, Energy Storage, Fuel Cells, Geothermal Electric, Hydroelectric, Hydroelectric (Small), Natural Gas, Nuclear, Solar Photovoltaics, Tidal Energy, Wave Energy, Wind energy|
|Program Administrator||North Carolina Utilities Commission|
These rules shall apply to any person, firm, or corporation (except municipalities, or agents thereof) which is now or may hereafter become engaged as a public utility in the business of furnishing electric current for domestic, commercial or industrial consumers within the State of North Carolina. The rules are intended to define good practice which can normally be expected. They are intended to insure adequate service and to protect the public from unfair practices and the utilities from unreasonable demands.
Each utility shall, at such times and in such form as the Commission shall prescribe, report to the Commission and the Public Staff the results of all tests required to be made or the information contained in any records required to be kept by the utility. Each utility shall maintain its plant, distribution system and facilities at all times in proper condition for use in rendering safe and adequate service. Each utility shall, upon request of the Commission or the Public Staff, file with it a statement regarding the condition and adequacy of its plant, equipment, facilities and service in such form as may be required by the Commission.
Each public utility or person, prior to commencing construction of a new transmission line for which a certificate is required shall first obtain a certificate of environmental compatibility and public convenience and necessity from the Commission. Each year, beginning in 2008, each electric power supplier or its designated utility compliance aggregator shall file with the Commission the electric power supplier’s plan for complying with the state’s RPS.
|Department||NC Utilities Commission|
|Address||430 North Salisbury Street, Dobbs Building|
|Address 2||4325 Mail Service Center|
|Place||Raleigh, North Carolina|
Authorities (Please contact the if there are any file problems.)
|Authority 1:||GS § 62‑2|