Sessions Announced for the 2022 State Energy Conference of North Carolina

The 2022 State Energy Conference of North Carolina, hosted by NC State University’s Office of Professional Development and the NC Clean Energy Technology Center, offers this annual, two-day event for professionals in the energy industry and researchers. Entering its 20th year, the annual conference has earned a reputation as the premier forum highlighting and discussing energy issues in North Carolina and beyond.  Professionals can earn continuing education credits, and receive actionable insight into the business of energy, connecting technical innovation, diverse resources and industry opportunity. 

The 2022 State Energy Conference (SEC) of North Carolina returns in-person this year at the McKimmon Center in Raleigh, NC on April 26 and 27. 


For the first time, attendees of the State Energy Conference can choose between two attendance options when they register. You may attend all sessions and network events in-person, or you can choose to attend online only to sit in on live sessions online and connect virtually with other attendees, exhibitors and sponsors. Whichever option you prefer, choose which sessions you attend live and see the rest on-demand with access to all conference sessions for two weeks after the conference ends.

Sessions at the SEC will examine the impacts of energy technologies, policy and finance on customers at all levels of the energy marketplace:

  • Commercial & Industrial Buildings
  • Clean Transportation
  • Residential Homes
  • Governmental & Institutional Buildings
  • Renewable Energy
  • Energy Innovation and Deployment
  • Utilities & Infrastructure


Engineers, architects, energy managers, energy auditors, planners and other self-reporting professional organizations can receive continuing education credits for attending live sessions in-person or online at SEC. New this year, selected sessions may be eligible for American Planning Association Certification Maintenance credits. Learn more about continuing education credits offered by the 2022 State Energy Conference of NC online


Tuesday, April 26, 2022 

Morning Plenary: Will Giese, Southeast Regional Director, Solar Energy Industries Association

Keynote Plenary: North Carolina Energy Policy 2022: What’s in Play?

Betsy McCorkle, Partner, Kairos Government Affairs, Moderator
Tyler Norris, Head of Development and Policy – Southeast, Cypress Creek Renewables
Nelle Hotchkiss, Senior Vice President and COO, Association Services, North Carolina’s Electric Cooperatives
Representative Jason Saine, North Carolina General Assembly

Keynote Plenary: Squeaky Clean Energy Podcast Live: The Energy Stories We’re Talking about in 2022

Matt Abele, Director of Marketing and Communications, NC Sustainable Energy Association, Moderator
David Boraks, Climate Change Veteran Journalist, WFAE
Elizabeth Ouzts, Reporter, Energy News Network
Catherine Morehouse, Federal Energy Reporter, POLITICO

Wednesday, April 27, 2022

Keynote Plenary: Environmental, Social and Governance Panel

Keynote Plenary: Bill Nussey, CEO and Founder, Freeing Energy

 You can learn more about all of the keynote speakers featured in the conference plenaries online.

Tracks & Sessions


Net Metering in the Carolinas: What is Its Future?
Residential Energy Case Studies: Diving Deep to Learn About Program Innovation
Future Weatherization Needs
Alternative Fuel Vehicles and Climate Resiliency
Innovations in Electric Vehicle Charging


Designing for Energy Efficiency & Decarbonization
Addressing Barriers for Decarbonization in Existing Commercial Buildings
Pathways for Decarbonization in the Industrial Sector 
Technology Innovations for Existing Commercial & Industrial Buildings
The Future of Energy in Commercial Real Estate


The Importance of Energy Resiliency in Government
Building a Carbon Neutrality Plan and an Energy Committee Within Your Organization
Implementing the Energy Policies Impacting NC Government Buildings
Retro-Commissioning Controls & HVAC to Drive Energy & Cost Savings
Creative Financing for Energy Projects: Energy-as-a-Service Model & Performance Contracting


Offshore Wind Opportunities in North Carolina
Weathering The Storm: A Call to Action to Combat Energy Injustices and Energy Insecurity
How to Properly Value Renewables in Integrated Resource Plans
In the Weeds of 951 Implementation
Renewable Natural Gas


Building a Southeast U.S. Clean Hydrogen Economy
North Carolinas’ Clean Energy Transition
The Future of Central Generation
Power Market Access
Energy Storage


Infrastructure & Jobs Act in Energy Infrastructure
Distributed Energy Resource Management Systems (DERMS) – Integrating Diverse Assets to Enhance Flexibility, Reliability, and Optimization
Transmission Infrastructure Solutions for Offshore Wind
Innovative Microgrid Solutions and Deployment
Leveraging Technologies to Diversify Energy Mix and Meet Decarbonization Goals

View the entire conference agenda online for more information about session times and descriptions.

Don’t miss your chance to be a part of the energy discussion in North Carolina. Learn about new energy solutions and best practices helping to drive a diverse energy mix in our state. The conference is expected to attract over 500 attendees this year. Exhibitors spanning all energy sectors showcase the latest in products and services focusing on energy research and technology.

Advanced registration is required. Full details can be found at the conference web page: