Duke Drops Largest Solar Project in North Carolina Procurement — Its Own

The cancellation of an 80-megawatt project with no financial penalty raises questions about a monopoly utility competing against private developers. Monopolies and market competition can make for uneasy bedfellows. North Carolina completed its first competitive solar solicitation in April, as called for in a major energy compromise the legislature passed in 2017. Unlike almost anywhere […]

Duke Energy Contracts for 602MW of Solar in North Carolina—Nearly Half of It From Itself

Unlike utilities in many other states, Duke is allowed to compete against other developers to meet North Carolina’s renewable energy targets. Duke Energy announced contracts Wednesday for 602 megawatts of utility-scale solar under a statewide competitive procurement in North Carolina — with nearly half of the projects to be built by Duke or its own […]