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File #: 21-47    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Agendas Status: Agenda Ready
File created: 2/5/2021 In control: Board of Aldermen
On agenda: 2/9/2021 Final action:
Title: Group Letter to Submit Public Comments to the North Carolina Utilities Commission Concerning Duke Energy's 2020 Integrated Resource Plan. PURPOSE: The purpose of this item is for the Town Council to consider signing the attached group letter to submit public comments to the North Carolina Utilities Commission concerning Duke Energy's 2020 Integrated Resource Plan.
Attachments: 1. Attachment A - NC Local Gov Duke IRP Letter
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Group Letter to Submit Public Comments to the North Carolina Utilities Commission Concerning Duke Energy's 2020 Integrated Resource Plan.
PURPOSE: The purpose of this item is for the Town Council to consider signing the attached group letter to submit public comments to the North Carolina Utilities Commission concerning Duke Energy's 2020 Integrated Resource Plan.
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DEPARTMENT: Planning Department

CONTACT INFORMATION: Laura Janway, Environmental Sustainability Coordinator, ljanway@townofcarrboro.org, (919) 918-7342; Patricia McGuire, Planning Director, pmcguire@townofcarrboro.org, (919) 918-7327

INFORMATION: Duke Energy has submitted an Integrated Resource Plan (IRP) for the North Carolina Utilities Commission's (NCUC) review and approval. The 2020 IRP
https://www.duke-energy.com/OurCompany/IRP communicates strategies for providing reliable electricity at the lowest cost over a 15-year time period. This review process is an opportunity for the Town of Carrboro to join with other North Carolina communities to share its climate action goals and communicate how the IRP can best support them. The comments in the attached letter were drafted by North Carolina local governments in addition to those that are listed by name as possible signatories. As proposed, the joint letter is a collective effort to advance local governments' renewable energy and greenhouse gas reduction targets.

Background:

Duke Energy submits an IRP every two years. By commenting on the IRP, the Town has an opportunity to advocate for bringing more renewable energy to our electricity grid. Renewables are identified as a key method for achieving emissions reductions in both Carrboro's Community Climate Action Plan https://www.townofcarrboro.org/DocumentCenter/View/4116/Community-Climate-Action-Plan and Energy and Climate Protection Plan https://www.townofcarrboro.org/DocumentCenter/View/553/Energy--Climate-Protection-Plan-2014.

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