North Carolina UC
Floyd McKissick, Jr. is a Commissioner at the North Carolina Utilities Commission.
In discussions with ten Commissioners from every end of the country, PUF's Paul Kjellander in late July asked about what's driving the energy transition in their states, their state's policies, barriers for the transition to overcome, and risks, also the role of consumer-owned energy.
PUF's Paul Kjellander: What are the primary drivers of the energy transition for the utilities in the State of North Carolina?
Commissioner Floyd McKissick, Jr.: The primary driver in our state is legislation, House Bill 951, that was passed by the North Carolina General Assembly in October 2021. It was bipartisan legislation that required the North Carolina Utilities Commission to develop a plan to reduce carbon emissions from Duke Energy's electric generating facilities by seventy percent from 2005 levels by 2030 and to become carbon neutral by 2050.