State and Local Government:

Facilitating and supporting solutions that work for North Carolina

Elected leaders face numerous decision points that impact our shared energy future. NCSEA works to equip N.C. General Assembly and local government representatives with current, evidence-based information about clean energy’s impact on North Carolina. NCSEA also provides resources to local governments as they zone and permit clean energy.

At the NC Utilities Commission:

Championing fair rules that encourage clean energy market development

In our highly-regulated electricity market, the rules that govern energy costs impact North Carolinians’ daily lives. NCSEA's regulatory engagement encourages clean energy development by working for fair rules on issues such as implementing North Carolina's Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Portfolio Standard (REPS) and the Competitive Energy Solutions for North Carolina, interconnection and net-metering standards, energy pricing mechanisms like avoided cost rates, and energy efficiency programs.

In Your Community:

Bringing clean energy benefits home

North Carolina’s clean energy success story is about the people behind it. That’s why NCSEA strives to be a voice and a resource for the countless North Carolinians powering our shared energy economy. From tailored educational materials and custom energy planning for your community, to energy efficiency updates and opportunities to advocate for new projects, NCSEA works in all corners of the state to pair local needs with the myriad benefits clean energy offers.


NCSEA Team Member Laura Langham teaching about the importance of caulking at a community event.  


Making Energy Work 2016

In the Market:

Cutting-edge market intelligence and insights

NCSEA is the premier data service and distribution organization for clean energy in North Carolina. Our team of market intelligence experts analyze and interpret data on clean energy projects, businesses, industry development, and related activity, in order to produce targeted metrics for stakeholders in the market. We also work to ensure clean energy numbers are not only accessible, but understandable and relevant to the ongoing conversations and decision-making happening across our clean energy landscape.

With Energy Utilities:

Crafting a mutually beneficial clean energy future

North Carolina’s investor-owned utilities (IOUs), electric cooperatives (co-ops), and municipal-owned electric distribution systems (munis) are in different phases of clean energy adoption. Through our Energy Data Solutions Team, NCSEA meets providers where they are, acting as a resource, facilitator, and strategist to identify the unique ways they can benefit from clean energy.


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What Our Members are Saying...


"I greatly value the contacts I’ve been able to develop through NCSEA that have resulted in new partnerships for our team at Fifth Third Bank. I also value the information that NCSEA shares with its members through both its publications and events. NCSEA definitely has its finger on the pulse of what’s going on in our state’s clean energy economy.”

- Eric Cohen, Senior Commercial Relationship Manager at Fifth Third Bank

"NCSEA and its leadership are the 'Gold Standard' for information. They do a great job educating legislators and the community about the good business, job creation, tax revenues, and manufacturing generated by the industry.”

- Craig Poff, Director, Business Development at Avangrid Renewables

"NCSEA is an essential force for accelerating the adoption of clean energy solutions in North Carolina. Fluence is proud to partner with NCSEA to ensure North Carolinians reap the benefits of a cleaner, more flexible, more resilient, and more cost-effective energy network.”

- Ray Hohenstein, Market Applications Director at Fluence Energy