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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NCCETC Helps Successful Lighting Project For TSG Finishing

  In 2018, TSG Finishing, LLC, in Hickory, NC, requested energy audit services from the North Carolina Clean Energy Technology Center (NCCETC) under the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Rural Energy for America Program (REAP). In an attempt to improve its facility’s energy efficiency by replacing inefficient lighting with new high tech LED lighting, […]

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Town of Apex Changes Policies to Make Solar Installation More Feasible

North Carolina’s Town of Apex Mayor and Town Council recently eliminated barriers to solar photovoltaic (PV) system installations and implemented more solar-friendly policies, making the application, installation and use of solar more inexpensive, user-friendly and overall more feasible for Apex residents. “To establish Apex as a regional leader in renewable energy production, the Mayor and […]

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2019 Energy Innovation Student Pitch Competition

The NC Clean Energy Technology Center (NCCETC) is hosting the Energy Innovation Student Pitch Competition in conjunction with the 2019 State Energy Conference of North Carolina. The competition is open to all college and university students at North Carolina-based institutions. Students may submit ideas, business proposals, technology solutions within one of three categories: Energy Innovation […]

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Energy Storage Study Final Report Released

The final Energy Storage Options for North Carolina report has been released. In response to House Bill 589, NC State researchers, including the NC Clean Energy Technology Center, began a study of energy storage technologies late last year to address how energy storage can provide value to North Carolina consumers based on factors such as capital […]

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Ted Spencer joins staff as new Clean Power & Industrial Efficiency Project Engineer

Ted Spencer joins NC Clean Energy Technology Center’s staff as the new Clean Power & Industrial Efficiency Project Engineer! A native of Charlotte, Ted spent nine years in the Navy after high school, working on aircraft carriers. He graduated from NC State University in 2014 with a degree in Electrical Engineering, and worked in the […]

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