Jada Sherman: The Next Generation of Clean Energy 

This feature is part of NCSEA’s ongoing focus on women and diversity in clean energy and the importance of creating an accessible, affordable future for all. We recently sat down with Jada Sherman, a budding figure in clean energy, to hear more about what inspires her and where she plans to head next. Jada Sherman realized…

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Saving North Carolina’s Residential Solar Market

NCSEA and our partners have advocated for the growth and prosperity of solar energy in North Carolina dating back to our founding in 1978. Our organization strives to build an affordable and accessible clean energy future where solar is available to as many people as possible. Our history makes this evident. After nearly a year…

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NC Utilities Commission Issues Performance Based Regulations Order

On Thursday, in accordance with the requirements of HB951: Energy Solutions for North Carolina, the NC Utilities Commission (NCUC) issued an order adopting rules governing Performance-Based Regulations (PBR) for the regulated electric utilities in North Carolina. Performance-based regulation is an approach to utility regulation that incentivizes utility performance through mechanisms such as multi-year ratemaking and…

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Energy Futurist Carl Wilkins

This article was originally authored by Janelle Martin and published as part of NCSEA’s 2021 series featuring prominent black voices within the Clean Energy Industry. NCSEA is incredibly excited to share Carl’s story again to recognize his continued leadership within the clean energy industry.   Having grown up in a conservative family, the importance of saving…

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No Home Left Behind: Greensboro Solar CARES Project

We can no longer afford to ignore the energy burden conversation, especially as it relates to underserved populations in the United States. Many families are challenged with paying their energy bills every month–constantly having to choose between basic essentials like getting food, buying medication, or keeping their lights on–and North Carolinians are no exception to…

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What’s the Deal with Performance-Based Regulation (PBR) Rulemaking?

House Bill 951 (HB951), Energy Solutions for North Carolina, was the major energy legislation that passed during North Carolina’s 2021 legislative session and lays out a number of policy changes to how North Carolina regulates energy. Following the enactment of HB951 on Oct. 13, 2021, the NC Utilities Commission (NCUC) began opening dockets to implement the legislation. Follow along as NCSEA works to successfully implement this law, piece by piece, before the NCUC and ensure a…

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Unpacking HB951

On Oct. 13, 2021, Gov. Roy Cooper signed House Bill 951 Energy Solutions for North Carolina (HB951) into law, enacting a decade’s worth of energy policy to come. This bipartisan legislation–borne of a lengthy stakeholder process initiated in the North Carolina House of Representatives and culminating last week with the release of a compromise bill negotiated between Senate leader Phil Berger and Gov. Cooper–will alter North Carolina’s energy policy landscape in a number of significant…

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