Posts by Jordan Jones

2018 North Carolina Clean Energy Industry Census Illustrates Importance of Clean Energy for North Carolina’s Economy

RALEIGH, N.C., June 20, 2019— North Carolina’s diverse Clean Energy Industry now boasts over $14 billion in revenue, 43,238 jobs, and over 1,700 firms according to the 2018 North Carolina Clean Energy Industry Census, released today by North Carolina Sustainable Energy Association (NCSEA). Since NCSEA pioneered the first state-based Clean Energy Industry Census in 2008,…

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2019 Economic Impact Analysis of Clean Energy Development in North Carolina

RALEIGH, N.C., May 14, 2019 – North Carolina Sustainable Energy Association (NCSEA) today announced the release of the Economic Impact Analysis of Clean Energy Development in North Carolina—2019 Update report. RTI International conducted the report to identify associated economic impacts of clean energy development (renewable energy and energy efficiency) in North Carolina and identified that,…

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Final Report from Tranche 1 of Competitive Procurement of Renewable Energy Process Released

On April 9, 2019 the Independent Administrator (IA) for the Competitive Procurement of Renewable Energy (CPRE) released its report on proposals selected for the Tranche 1 Request For Proposal (RFP). By way of reminder, House Bill 589 required Duke Energy to procure 2,660 MW of renewable energy over a 45-month period from small power producers through the CPRE process. Accion Group, was…

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NCSEA Statement: Senate Bill 377

Earlier today, Sen. Harry Brown (R-Onslow) filed SB377, in an attempt to “prohibit construction, operation, or expansion of wind energy facilities” in certain areas of the state. In addition to Sen. Brown, the bill is co-sponsored by Sen. Paul Newton (R- Cabarrus, Union) and Sen. Norman W. Sanderson (R- Carteret, Craven, Pamlico). Below is a…

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NCSEA Celebrates Women’s History Month

At NCSEA, we strive to create a more diverse and inclusive clean energy workforce. By now you have (hopefully!) heard about our Women in Clean Energy (WICE) initiative. By fostering a supportive network for self-identifying women in the North Carolina clean energy industry, we hope to create a space that allows women to reach their…

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NCSEA Intervenes in Avoided Cost Proceedings

An important component of the utility ratemaking process includes the biennial avoided cost proceedings. As a reminder, avoided cost is defined as the incremental cost that a utility avoids by purchasing power from a qualifying facility (QF) rather than generating power itself or purchasing it from another source. These rates are determined by the North Carolina…

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NCSEA Submits Initial Comments & Alternative Proposal for Duke Energy’s Proposed Integrated Resource Plans

Every two years, the Duke and Dominion utilities in North Carolina are required to submit new Integrated Resource Plans (IRPs) to the North Carolina Utilities Commission (NCUC) for approval. IRPs are, in short, a utility’s plan for meeting forecasted annual peak and energy demand over a specified future period. Duke Energy Carolinas (DEC) and Duke Energy Progress (DEP) submitted…

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NCCU-NCSEA Diversity and Inclusiveness Survey Results

Throughout 2018, NCSEA worked with computer science students from North Carolina Central University (NCCU) to collect and analyze information about the current state of diversity and inclusiveness in the clean energy ecosystem from our members and partners. NCSEA designed the survey to collect demographic information about the respondents as well as their job satisfaction, barriers…

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North Carolina Sustainable Energy Association Announces 2018 Member Award Winners

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Jordan Jones jordan@energync.org 602-350-4887 RALEIGH, N.C., December 17, 2018 – North Carolina Sustainable Energy Association (NCSEA) today announced the winners of six prestigious awards. The members who received these awards were selected from among almost 400 NCSEA members for their distinguished service for each of the following categories: Clean Energy Innovator;…

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