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Public Utilities – Power Company – Rate Increase – Return on Investment – Source of Figure – Economic Conditions – Effect on Customers (access required)

State ex rel. Utilities Commission v. Cooper Although the 10.5 percent return on equity (ROE) figure chosen by the Utilities Commission is within the range of figures recommended by the witnesses before it, none of the witnesses recommended that specific amount; however, it is the number set out in a nonunanimous stipulation.

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Public Utilities – Energy – S.C. Contract – Civil Practice – Mootness – Customer Withdrawal (access required)

In re Duke Energy Carolinas, LLC's Advance Notice of Purchase Power Agreement. Duke Energy proposed selling energy to the S.C. town of Orangeburg, and the N.C. Utilities Commission ruled on the proposal. Duke and Orangeburg appealed, but then Orangeburg voluntarily withdrew from the proposed energy contract. This appeal is moot, and we decline to address the commission's ruling under either the public interest or the "capable of repetition, yet evading review" doctrines. Appeal dismissed.

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