Show Your Support for Electricity Independence!
NC Legislators will hold the first meeting of the House Third Party Sale of Electricity Committee at 2 p.m. on Jan. 25 in Room 421 of the Legislative Office Building in Raleigh. Click here to learn more about this committee and its membership. If you support clean energy, you are encouraged to attend.
Over the last year, NCSEA has advocated for legislation that would allow consumers and businesses across our state to purchase renewable energy power - like solar, wind or hog waste to energy - directly from a clean energy company. The project would be privately financed by a renewable energy company, which would sell the power directly to the customer at a competitive, stable electricity rate, locked in for up to 20 years into the future. (Current proposal under consideration - The clean energy project size could be limited to 2 megawatts or up to 120 percent of the customer's annual peak load. The project would be located on the customer’s property.)
The House Third Party Sale of Electricity Committee will examine these and other issues in the coming months and can make recommendations for legislative action by the full General Assembly during the short session, which begins in May.