Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Duke Energy Proposes Clean Energy Purchasing Program

Tech companies with energy intensive data centers in North Carolina, such as Apple, Facebook, and Google, asked Duke Energy to help them meet their climate commitments by selling more renewably sourced electricity. Duke Energy submitted its Green Source Rider to the North Carolina Utilities Commission in November. Large customers will be able to purchase up to 1 million megawatt hours of green energy by paying a premium for the power. Duke Energy Carolinas owns primarily nuclear, coal-fired, natural gas, and hydroelectric plants. The Green Source Rider is expected to accelerate the demand for solar energy projects, which are falling in price. Read more »