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Ivan Urlaub Receives Audubon NC Clean Energy Champion Award

On March 26, 2019 NCSEA Executive Director Ivan Urlaub was presented with the Clean Energy Champion award from Audubon NC. The Clean Energy Champion Award is dedicated to those who create transformative impact and accelerate the growth of clean energy in North Carolina.   With over a century of conservation history, Audubon strives to conserve and restore wildlife…

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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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Together for North Carolina

Dear friend, With your help, North Carolina Sustainable Energy Association (NCSEA) had an incredible 2018. This has been a year of growth, opportunity, and collaboration for NCSEA and our clean energy community. The progress that North Carolina’s clean energy community made in 2018 is worth celebrating. After the passage of House Bill 589 last year,…

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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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Order Issued Amending Duke Energy Solar Rebate Program

On December 3, 2018 the North Carolina Utilities Commission (NCUC) issued an Order granting the Joint Motion to Amend Duke Energy’s Solar Rebate Program. You may recall that NCSEA and other interested parties jointly moved to amend the NCUC’s September 20th Order modifying the Solar Rebate Program. The granted amendments include: allowing the annual application window to open on the first…

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