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March 24, 2019

Mountain Homes To See Increase in Power Bills

Households in Western North Carolina will see an increase in power bills this week.

The North Carolina Utilities Commission ordered that new rates for Duke Energy Carolinas customers can take effect starting Wednesday.

Residential customers will see a slight increase–a rise by about 84 cents a month. Residential power bills will increase an extra 1.2 percent after four years.

However, industrial and other customers will see their bills cut by an average of 1.6 percent to nearly 4 percent.

Duke  had requested to raise rates by more than 8 percent but was denied.

Duke Energy has about 2 million customers.

About The Author

Andy has worked in broadcasting around Western North Carolina over the last 17 years. He serves as the Operations Manager and Program Director for WRGC and WBHN. “I’ve been with the crew here at Five Forty Broadcasting since the idea of bringing the station back to Jackson County at 540-AM. I feel a personal connection with community radio and the area”. In the past, Andy has worked with iHeart Media and Sky Country Broadcasting. He resides in Haywood County.

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