[Federal Register Volume 81, Number 9 (Thursday, January 14, 2016)]
[Pages 1943-1944]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2016-00604]



Federal Energy Regulatory Commission

[Docket No. EL16-29-000]

North Carolina Electric Membership Corporation, North Carolina 
Municipal Power Agency Number 1, Piedmont Municipal Power Agency, City 
of Concord, NC, City of Kings Mountain, NC v. Duke Energy Carolinas, 
LLC; Notice of Complaint

    Take notice that on January 7, 2016, pursuant to Sections 206, 306, 
and 309 of the Federal Power Act (FPA), 16 U.S.C. 824e, 825e, and 825h 
(2012), and Rules 206 and 212 of the Federal Energy Regulatory 
Commission's (Commission) Rules of Practice and Procedure, 18 CFR 
385.206 and 385.212 (2015), North Carolina Electric Membership 
Corporation, North Carolina Municipal Power Agency Number 1, Piedmont 
Municipal Power Agency, the City of Concord, North Carolina, and the 
City of Kings Mountain, North Carolina (Complainants) filed a formal 
complaint against Duke Energy Carolinas, LLC (DEC--Respondent) alleging 
that the 10.2% base return on common equity currently used to calculate 
DEC's annual transmission revenue requirement pursuant to Attachment H 
of the Joint Open Access Transmission Tariff of DEC, Duke Energy 
Florida, LLC, and Duke Energy Progress, LLC is unjust and unreasonable.

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    Complainants certify that copies of the complaint were served on 
the contacts for DEC as listed on the Commission's list of Corporate 
Officials as well as the North Carolina Utilities Commission and the 
South Carolina Public Service Commission.
    Any person desiring to intervene or to protest this filing must 
file in accordance with Rules 211 and 214 of the Commission's Rules of 
Practice and Procedure (18 CFR 385.211 and 385.214). Protests will be 
considered by the Commission in determining the appropriate action to 
be taken, but will not serve to make protestants parties to the 
proceeding. Any person wishing to become a party must file a notice of 
intervention or motion to intervene, as appropriate. The Respondent's 
answer and all interventions, or protests must be filed on or before 
the comment date. The Respondent's answer, motions to intervene, and 
protests must be served on the Complainants.
    The Commission encourages electronic submission of protests and 
interventions in lieu of paper using the ``eFiling'' link at http://www.ferc.gov. Persons unable to file electronically should submit an 
original and 5 copies of the protest or intervention to the Federal 
Energy Regulatory Commission, 888 First Street NE., Washington, DC 
    This filing is accessible on-line at http://www.ferc.gov, using the 
``eLibrary'' link and is available for review in the Commission's 
Public Reference Room in Washington, DC. There is an ``eSubscription'' 
link on the Web site that enables subscribers to receive email 
notification when a document is added to a subscribed docket(s). For 
assistance with any FERC Online service, please email 
[email protected], or call (866) 208-3676 (toll free). For 
TTY, call (202) 502-8659.
    Comment Date: 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time on January 27, 2016.

    Dated: January 8, 2016.
Nathaniel J. Davis, Sr.,
Deputy Secretary.
[FR Doc. 2016-00604 Filed 1-13-16; 8:45 am]