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North Carolina Sustainable Energy Association (NCSEA) is the leading 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that drives public policy and market development for clean energy. Our work enables clean energy jobs, economic opportunities, and affordable energy options for North Carolinians.

NCSEA works with its members and partners to transform our state and region's energy system through market innovation and policy advocacy primarily in ten clean energy technology sectors: alternative fuel vehicles (primarily electric vehicles), biogas, energy efficiency, energy storage, geothermal, hydropower/marine, smart grid, solar, and wind.

NCSEA approaches its work in an evidence-based and collaborative manner and that focus is informed by our diverse community of energy industry leaders, utilities, customers, and innovators. For over forty years, our mission-driven business model has furthered the transformation of North Carolina energy policy, markets, and systems that create an affordable, resilient, and secure clean energy future.


NC Sustainable Energy Association is a leading organization of individuals, businesses, government, and nonprofits interested in North Carolina's sustainable energy future.

Our mission is to drive policy and market development to create clean energy jobs, economic opportunities, and affordable energy that benefits all of North Carolina.


We envision a future where North Carolina’s clean energy economy leads the nation and serves as a model for other states. Together with our membership, NCSEA is blazing the path toward this vision, where the possibilities and benefits for our state and local economies are bountiful, including: ​

  • Economic development opportunities
  • More affordable consumer bills
  • ​Job growth
  • ​Market exports
  • ​Local tax base expansion
  • Improved quality of life and business climate

Our goal is to cultivate a robust clean energy ecosystem that unifies and benefits all of its stakeholders: consumers, businesses, the clean energy industry, and utility energy providers.

“Without NCSEA being active in the Southeast for the last forty-one years, many of our clients wouldn’t have invested in North Carolina, they wouldn’t have created jobs in North Carolina.”

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