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Duke Energy Rate Increase Approved

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Duke Energy customers can expect to see a 3 to 4 percent increase on their bills in 2022. The rate increase comes as the Public Service Commission approved a settlement agreement between Duke and other parties.

The agreement allows for a base-rate hike of $67 million in 2022, $49 million in 2023, and $79 million in 2024. Anastacia Pirrello with the Office of Public Counsel calls the increases “modest”.

“Modest rate increases will be phased in over a three-year period, and are only 1.5%, 1.1%, and 1.7% in each of the respective years," said Pirrello. "These increases are 100’s of millions of dollars less than the customer parties believe Duke expected to request from customers over this same period.”

The rate hikes mean the company will 195 million dollars spent on Hurricane Michael storm restoration. It says most of the revenues will be spent on expanding an electric vehicle program.

Blaise Gainey is a State Government Reporter for WFSU News. Blaise hails from Windermere, Florida. He graduated from The School of Journalism at the Florida A&M University. He formerly worked for The Florida Channel, WTXL-TV, and before graduating interned with WFSU News. He is excited to return to the newsroom. In his spare time he enjoys watching sports, Netflix, outdoor activities and anything involving his daughter.