Electrification of transportation is exciting and challenging. Market forces are already pushing us in the direction of electric vehicles, but our electric “refueling” infrastructure is lagging. Investments are being made and more are coming in the form of grants, incentives, and substantial federal investments. Our challenge here in North Carolina is to prepare now for this influx of funding, to ensure we are ready for it, and that we use it effectively and efficiently. This guidance document helps the reader understand how to get ready and where to find detailed guides for different aspects of building the new EV charging infrastructure.Download
If you are interested in the policy, technology, and management aspects of renewable energy, the Certificate in Renewable Energy Management is a 40 + hour program that provides a solid foundation. Course modules instruct students on how existing renewable energy technologies work and how current policies and financial options impact project management. Learn how make informed decisions as a manager and businessperson in the renewable energy industry.Visit Link
The Clean Power Program at the Center is staffed by experienced engineers, scientists and specialists. Our services include site specific renewable energy assessments, economic feasibility studies and project development support. We also can assist by helping clients to improve energy efficiency of building systems and/or industrial processes or by deploying distributed energy resources (DERs) like battery storage or microgrids.Visit Link
The NC Clean Energy Technology Center provides a range of training opportunities for those within the clean energy industry and those that are working to start. We offer technical, project-based, custom trainings and also various workshops on different topics.Visit Link
Need a specialized training program for your workplace? Our training team can develop a program tailored to the needs of your company, either through an online portal or live instruction. From course materials to hands-on activities, we ensure that our content will efficiently and effectively train your staff.Download
The Renewable Energy Technologies Diploma Series gives the participant a depth and breadth of knowledge needed to be successful in this industry. Earn 120 contact hours, or three 40-hour certificate courses to complete this non-degree program. Continuing education credits for different professionals are available.Download
The NC Clean Energy Technology Center offers business, industry, government and utilities a suite of services aimed at optimizing sustainability and energy-related objectives.Visit Link
One of the first steps in planning and procurement for local utility storage or solar-plus-storage is to check for contractual and policy barriers that could affect the proposed acquisition. Incentives and new opportunities may also be unearthed. To support this early-stage effort, the SPECs project produced a white paper, which examines three levels of policy as they apply to the co-op sector and to local co-ops in particular. These include 1) state and local policies, 2) federal policies and related regional policies, and 3) policies and conventions that stem from institutions in the co-op sector, especially the relationships and agreements between local co-ops and their wholesale generating and transmission (G&T) suppliers. The objective of this paper is to identify and discuss the various policy and institutional factors that are relevant to the electric cooperative sector, and especially to local, distribution-level electric cooperatives (co-ops) that may be interested in procuring energy storage.Visit Link
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