The North Carolina House authorized a subcommittee in September 2011 to study Third Party Sale of Electricity. The subcommittee, lead by representative Ruth Samuelson, met for the second time on Thursday April 12, 2012. The meeting provided the opportunity for many stakeholders to present information to the subcommittee regarding third party sales of electricity. The North Carolina Solar Center’s Senior Policy Analyst Brian Lips kicked off the presentations with an overview of what third party sales are and where they are allowed and in use in other parts of the country. Other presenters included representatives from the state’s investor-owned utilities (Progress, Duke, Dominion), as well as ElectriCities, Bosch, Fort Bragg, NC Sustainable Energy Association, Solar City, and the Electric Cooperatives. The presentations are available on the Third Party Sale of Electricity Committee web site.