Posts by Samantha Radford

NC Energy Storage Moves Beyond the Pilot Phase

In late September, Duke Energy announced that it would install two battery energy storage systems in Western North Carolina – a 9-megawatt lithium-ion battery in the City of Asheville and a 4-megawatt lithium-ion battery system in Madison County. These are the first battery storage projects for Duke Energy that are on a wide-scale, opening up…

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Action Alert: Say NO to Wind & Solar Over-regulation

Dear Friend of Clean Energy, As this year’s legislative session comes to a close, we still have a fight on our hands. Last night, the Senate passed HB589 with its anti-clean energy provisions. Soon after, the House voted against concurring with the Senate’s version of the bill. At this moment, members of the House and…

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Act Now to Oppose Changes to HB589

NCSEA Statement: HB589 Changes NCSEA is very disappointed that the NC Senate added an unnecessary, 4-year wind energy moratorium and other anti-solar provisions to House Bill 589, “Competitive Energy Solutions for North Carolina”. The original version of HB589, which was the result of nearly one year of negotiations and compromise among energy stakeholders and customers,…

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A Reflection on 2016

2016 was a significant year of transition for both the NC Sustainable Energy Association and our state’s clean energy economy. NCSEA starts our 39th year stronger, more capable, and better positioned to advance clean energy on all fronts than at any time in NCSEA’s modern history. NCSEA stands ready to deliver on our commitment to make…

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The Truth on Wind Power: Myth vs. Fact

In 2015, wind energy was the number one source of newly installed electric power capacity in the United States. According to the American Wind Energy Association, there are approximately 1,000 utility scale wind projects – which represent 74,512 megawatts (MW) and over 48,800 wind turbines – installed across 40 U.S. states, plus Puerto Rico and Guam. There…

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April Giga-Thought: Certification of Regulatory Professionals: Why Not?

CERTIFICATION OF REGULATORY PROFESSIONALS: WHY NOT? By Scott Hempling[1] Accountants, architects, barbers, cosmetologists, crane operators, dentists, docking masters, doctors, electricians, engineers, foresters, home inspectors, interior designers, landscape architects, lawyers, land surveyors, pilots, plumbers, private detectives, real estate appraisers, real estate brokers, security systems technicians, security guards and tax preparers. These are among the professions my…

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This month’s ‘Giga-thought’: THIRD-PARTY SALES- WHAT TO EXPECT

THIRD-PARTY SALES: WHAT TO EXPECT by Kurt J. Olson[1] INTRODUCTION “Third-party sales” has become a phrase of art in North Carolina’s energy law.  It generally means the sale of electricity to the “public” for compensation by an entity other than the utility authorized by statute to sell electricity to the public in the designated geographic…

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