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NCUC Responds to De Luca Declaratory Ruling Request

RALEIGH – The North Carolina Utilities Commission (NCUC) has put on its docket a petition to declare that a solar facility is in fact a public utility under NC law.

This action is the result of a filing on May 18th asking the NCUC to issue a “…declaratory ruling that Fresh Air Energy, LLC is a public utility pursuant to G.S 62-3(23) for the purposes of the public utilities act.”

Civitas President Francis X. De Luca said, “The key here is transparency. In order to protect families and keep North Carolina competitive, we need to keep the cost of electricity as low as possible. This is why the initial request was filed with the NCUC. If successful, we will finally know the true costs of renewable electricity in North Carolina.”

To view the NCUC Docket Notice, click here.

To read more in an article by Civitas President Francis De Luca click here.

To arrange an interview with Civitas President Francis X. De Luca, email Demi Dowdy at

Founded in 2005, the Civitas Institute is a Raleigh, NC-based, 501(c)(3) nonprofit policy organization that fights to remove barriers to freedom so that all North Carolinians can enjoy a better life.

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