WHAT POWERS NORTH CAROLINA?
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North Carolina's Energy Generation Mix
As noted in the graphic above, clean energy resources make up a small portion of North Carolina's total energy generation mix - 10.4 percent as of 2017, up from 3.6 percent in 2007.*
Clean energy has come a long way in just the past decade: the number of clean energy projects in North Carolina is over 6,000, up from 114 projects in 2007. For more details on all clean energy installed systems in North Carolina, visit our maps page.
This small but growing portion of our energy mix has made a big impact across the state. In addition to providing safe, reliable electricity to our grid, clean energy projects benefit North Carolinians in the form of healthier communities, lower electric bills, jobs, preservation of natural resources, and expanded local tax bases.
Thanks to common sense energy policies, North Carolina’s clean energy technologies have been able to compete in North Carolina’s highly-regulated, monopoly electricity market. Read more on why policies matter here.
*Source: U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA), Electricity Data Browser.
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