Planning an Affordable, Resilient, and Sustainable Grid in North Carolina

  Planning an Affordable, Resilient, and Sustainable Grid in North Carolina A unique collaboration will engage stakeholders on our energy future Raleigh, N.C.- (December 12, 2019) North Carolina has received a $300,000 competitive award from the U.S. Department of Energy for a joint project by the N.C. Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ), UNC Charlotte’s Energy […]

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Celebrity Dairy receives REAP grant for solar array

In 2018, Celebrity Dairy Farm in Siler City, NC, requested services from the NC Clean Energy Technology Center (NCCETC) to perform an energy audit and preliminary solar photovoltaic assessment under the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Rural Energy for America Program (REAP) grant. The farm will soon be home to a new ground-mount solar […]

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University Energy Institute Summit Connects Academic Leaders Around the Country

More than 100 leaders from 67 academic energy institutes and centers met at the inaugural University Energy Institute Leadership Summit on September 25 and 26 in Pittsburgh, PA. The objective of the Summit was to explore the possibility of creating a network of national energy institutes, and how that organization would advance efforts in energy […]

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Fayetteville Public Works Commission’s Community Solar Farm the First Municipal Community Solar Farm in North Carolina

Surrounded by 3,400 solar panels, a crowd gathered on Oct. 23 for Fayetteville Public Works Commission’s unveiling of its brand new community solar farm at the Butler-Warner Generation Plant in Fayetteville, NC. “This is a very special day, and a very special place for us,” said David Trego, Fayetteville PWC CEO/General Manager, before the ribbon […]

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Policy and Regulatory Trends for DERs and Grid Modernization Workshop at Solar Power International

Join the NC Clean Energy Technology Center at Solar Power International in Salt Lake City, UT on September 23 from 12:30 pm to 4:30 pm for a pre-conference workshop on Policy and Regulatory Trends for DERs and Grid Modernization Workshop. The NC Clean Energy Technology Center’s Policy Team will be hosting the workshop and providing an overview of state policy […]

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The 50 States of Grid Modernization: U.S. Grid Modernization Activity Continues to Climb in the Second Quarter of 2019

Raleigh, N.C. – (July 31, 2019) The N.C. Clean Energy Technology Center (NCCETC) released its Q2 2019 edition of The 50 States of Grid Modernization. The quarterly series provides insights on state regulatory and legislative discussions and actions on grid modernization, utility business model and rate reforms, energy storage, microgrids, and demand response. The report […]

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Poised for Growth – North Carolina State University Implements an Additional 6.5 MW of Combined Heat and Power on Centennial Campus

First-year savings anticipated at $1.7 million In January of 2019, North Carolina State University brought online 6.5 megawatts (MW) of combined heat and power (CHP) on Centennial Campus. Between the original system 11 MW CHP system installed in 2012 at Cates Avenue, all told, the university now has a total of 17.5 MW of (CHP). […]

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­­Duke Energy Combined Heat and Power System Currently Under Construction

Clemson University to increase energy reliability with islanding capability, self-healing smart grid A new Combined Heat and Power (CHP) plant owned and operated by Duke Energy will generate 15 megawatts (MW) of electricity as early as November 2019. The system will provide South Carolina’s Clemson University with steam, and allow the university to island from […]

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Connecting North Carolina’s Diverse Energy Economy at the 2019 State Energy Conference of NC

A record number of more than 850 energy professionals gathered in April for the 2019 State Energy Conference of North Carolina in Raleigh, NC. Attendees came from a variety of backgrounds; including state and local government, non-profit, startups, academia and corporate organizations – suitable for this year’s theme: “Connecting North Carolina’s Diverse Energy Economy.” Over […]

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NCCETC’s Proposed Energy That Works Series Awarded by NC State University’s Sustainability Fund Project

The NC Clean Energy Technology Center (NCCETC)’s new Energy That Works Series – a project created and proposed for the North Carolina State University Sustainability Fund to generate new connections and learning at NC State University – was recently accepted and awarded $10,716. The Energy That Works series will impact students, staff and faculty on […]

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