North Carolina DSM/EE Opt Out

Dominion North Carolina Power (DNCP) is committed to meeting present and future energy demand effectively through a balanced portfolio.

This includes a combination of new traditional and renewable generation facilities as well as demand side management and energy efficiency programs (DSM/EE) that provide a reliable supply of energy at the lowest reasonable cost to customers.

North Carolina G. S § 62 133.9(f)  and North Carolina Public Utilities Rule R8 69(d) allow the possibility of flexibility for certain large commercial or industrial customers regarding their participation in and paying for DNCP’s DSM/EE programs.  Notices can be submitted using the Opt Out Notice Form and sent via e-mail to or via mail to:

Dominion North Carolina Power
Energy Conservation - Opt Out
P.O. Box 26666
Richmond, Virginia 23261-6666

Frequently Asked Questions - North Carolina Opt-Out Provision

What do I have to do to opt out?

Eligible customers must notify DNCP of their request to opt out of participating in and paying for the EE/DSM programs by providing a list of the specific eligible customer account names, numbers, and addresses they wish to opt out. An Opt Out Notice form is available for providing this information. The request must state that the account(s), at their own expense, have either implemented in the past or plan to implement in the future, alternative energy conservation measures in accordance with stated, quantifiable goals.

Can I opt out now and then decide to participate in one of DNCP's future DSM/EE programs at a later time?

Yes, however, any customer who elects to participate in a future DSM/EE program must pay the associated rider.  A customer who opts out but subsequently elects to participate in a new demand-side management or energy efficiency program, loses the right to be exempt from payment for the rider for five years.

I have multiple accounts with DNCP. Can I opt out some of these accounts while keeping others opted in?

Yes, you can opt out by account provided your accounts meet the eligibility requirements.

Where do I send my request to opt out?

Attach the completed Opt Out Notice form to an e-mail and send to or print the form and mail to:

Dominion North Carolina Power
Energy Conservation - Opt Out
P.O. Box 26666
Richmond, Virginia 23261-6666

How can I tell if my request to opt out has been made effective on my account(s)?

Regarding the North Carolina DSM/EE Opt Out process, once DNCP Energy Conservation has, in hand, an eligible customer’s Opt Out request; the customer will not realize any Rider C charges effective with usage immediately after the meter reading following the receipt of their request.

Who should I contact if I have questions about this opt-out process?

If you have additional questions, please contact your DNCP account manager or the DNCP Business Service Center at 1-866-DOM-HELP.

NYSE : (April 17, 2014) D 70.67 -0.86