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Take Action to Support HERO Code Expansion in NC [URGENT ACTION ALERT]

Help expand Duke Energy’s awesome HERO program to Duke Energy Carolinas territory!

Duke Energy service territories

The program pays builders a cash rebate of up to $9,000 per home when they construct to above-code energy standards. Right now, the program is only available in historic Progress Energy but this is your opportunity to help expand it across North Carolina! Here’s all you need to do:


  1. Copy and paste our template below (or write your own!)
  2. Post it on the NC Utilities Commission Website
  3. Add this as the Docket Number: Docket# E-7 Sub 1155
  4. Hit Submit!


Dear Chief Clerk,
As a building industry professional and Duke Energy rate payer, I am writing in support of the Residential New Construction (RNC) Program to the Duke Energy Carolinas (DEC) territories, and request that the Commission reject Duke Energy Carolinas, LLC’s motion to withdraw its application as referenced in Docket No. E-7, Sub 1155.

As a residential homebuilder in the Duke Energy Carolinas territory, I work hard to deliver the best product I can to the market. Homebuyers are just as focused on initial costs as we are, and the DEC RNC Program would enable me to invest in energy efficient construction practices and realize the cost benefits in real time. As a result, expanding the RNC Program to all of the Duke Energy Carolinas territories will have a major impact on new construction in these areas.

Please deny Duke Energy Carolinas, LLC’s motion to withdraw it’s application and instead approve expansion of this very successful program.

Thank you for your time,
[Your Name]