Citizen Times – At public hearing, proposed Duke Energy rate hike meets vocal opposition

Public Comment Says NO to Duke Energy Rate Hike

Dave Hollister, co-founder of Sundance Power Systems in Weaverville, called the company’s proposal “predatory delay,” saying its impact could be “catastrophic.”

Hollister suggested Duke develop a cohesive vision of the clean energy grid of the future while taking personal responsibility for the coal ash it created. “This is flagrant predatory delay factor and all of these types of predatory delay are forms of cost shifting,” he said. “We are putting these costs on future generations.”