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Raleigh Power Customers To Sound Off In Public Hearing Thursday

Posted January 2, 2003 7:14 a.m. EST

— State utility regulators will hear more Thursday evening from people affected by last month's ice storm.


State Utilities Commission

will hold the second of six public forums at 6 p.m. in Raleigh.

The meeting will be held in the Utilities Commission Hearing Room 2115, Dobbs Building, 430 North Salisbury Street.

Additional public meetings will be held in January in Salisbury, Greensboro, Charlotte, and Henderson:

  • Tuesday, Jan. 7, 2003: 6:00 p.m., Civic Center, 315 South Boundary Street, Salisbury
  • Wednesday, Jan. 8, 2003: 6:00 p.m., Greensboro College, Cowen Building, Cowen Lecture Hall, Second Floor, 815 West Market Street, Greensboro
  • Thursday, Jan. 9, 2003: 6:00 p.m., Mecklenburg Criminal Court Building, Room 1101, 700 East Fourth Street, Charlotte
  • Tuesday, Jan. 14, 2003: 6:00 p.m., Vance County Courthouse, District Courtroom No. 1, Main Floor, 156 Church Street, Henderson
  • Customers and state officials questioned the response by Progress Energy and Duke Power Company. Company officials said they did the best they could, but that damage from broken tree limbs was very widespread.

    At the height of the power outages, 1.5 million North Carolinians were without power.