2018 POLICY ENGAGEMENT

NCSEA's Transformation Through Policy team works to advance and support beneficial clean energy policies through legislative, executive, and regulatory engagement throughout the year. In 2018, our work is focused on the following primary goals: 
  • Expanding clean energy options for North Carolinians, including innovative financing mechanisms for residential and commercial customers;
  • Ensuring Duke Energy Carolinas' and Duke Energy Progress's rate structures remain fair and affordable to clean energy adopters; 
  • Enabling customers to have easier access to their own energy usage data;
  • Ensuring House Bill 589 ("Competitive Energy Solutions for NC"), which became law in the summer of 2017, is implemented consistent with the intent of the NC General Assembly, including the successful launch of the following programs: Competitive Procurement of Renewable Energy, Green Source Rider, Solar Rebates, Community Solar, and Solar Leasing. NCSEA is also actively involved HB589's study of energy storage, and will closely monitor any future changes proposed to net metering by Duke Energy. 
  • Using evidence-based information to educate local and state-level elected officials, community members or other interested citizens about clean energy opportunities, technologies and resulting investments in communities across NC.  
Regulatory engagement at the NC Utilities Commission occurs throughout the year. In 2018, the second year of the 2017-2018 legislative biennium, the NC General Assembly convenes for its short session on May 16, with no set date for adjournment.

Stay tuned to this page for more information about our legislative and regulatory engagement in the sections below.

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