Duke Energy Submits Letter to ITC Opposing Section 201 Petiton

Diane V. Denton, Managing Director of Federal Policy for Duke Energy, submitted a letter on Monday to the U.S. International Trade Commission requesting that Commissioners consider the potential consequences of the Section 201 trade petition.

"For utilities situated similarly to Duke Energy’s operating companies, which must select cost competitive resources (whether they be fuel-based or renewable) when determining new generation to meet customer demand requirements, such cost increases may eliminate solar generation from its evaluation processes entirely," Denton writes.  "In this way, the cascading impact of decreases in demand for modules and solar facilities would ultimately harm the very domestic solar manufacturing industry the petitioner is attempting to protect."

For the entirety of the letter, see below.