Posts by Jordan Jones

NCSEA Statement in Response to Duke’s Carbon Plans

In response to the September 17th announcement from Duke Energy about their plans for achieving net-zero carbon emissions, NCSEA General Counsel Peter Ledford responded: “NCSEA is disappointed that Duke is doubling down on new natural gas in what is supposed to be an announcement about reducing carbon emissions. The United States has crossed the natural…

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Summer Intern Series: Claire Williamson

Hometown: Chapel Hill, North Carolina Education: American University (Environmental Studies and Economics) and Indiana University School of Public and Environmental Affairs (Master of Public Affairs and Master of Environmental Affairs ‘19) Worked on: Grant writing for DOE and a foundation for funds to support utilities with integrating energy efficiency with solar + storage and promoting the adoption of tariffed on-bill programs…

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Summer Intern Series: Jess Seigel

Hometown: Castro Valley, California Education: University of California, Davis (BS in Environmental Science and Management) and Duke University Nicholas School of the Environment (Masters of Environmental Management ’19) Worked on: DOE Grant, developing business models that increase equitable access to distributed energy resources like solar and energy efficiency Future plans: Developing programs to help communities/utilities effectively integrate clean energy technology into the electricity…

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NCSEA Files Initial Comments in EV Pilot Docket

Last Friday, the NCSEA regulatory team submitted Initial Comments on Duke Energy’s Application for Approval of Proposed Electric Transportation Pilot. Duke Energy originally filed their Application in late March, and the North Carolina Utilities Commission (NCUC) called on intervenors to submit comments by July 5.   In their Application, Duke Energy proposed an Electric Transportation Pilot with a number of goals including but not limited to:  More comprehensively…

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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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