Tag Archives: Clean Power and Industrial Efficiency

The 50 States of Grid Modernization Q2 2021: States Explore Market Reforms and Mechanisms to Accelerate Storage and Microgrid Development

Raleigh, NC – (July 28, 2021) The N.C. Clean Energy Technology Center (NCCETC) released its Q2 2021 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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Waste Heat to Power Investment Tax Credit Creates Opportunities for Renewable Energy in the Industrial Sector

At the end of last year, the United States congress passed the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2021. The Business Energy Investment Tax Credit (ITC) included in this act includes a 26% ITC for “Waste Energy Recovery Property”.  North Carolina Clean Energy Technology Center’s (NCCETC) Database of State Incentives for Renewables and Efficiency explains, “Qualified waste energy […]

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2021 State Energy Virtual Conference Connects the Clean Energy Community in North Caorlina

Last week, hundreds of clean energy professionals joined the NC Clean Energy Technology Center (NCCETC) for the virtual 2021 State Energy Conference of North Carolina (SEC). SEC had over 30 sessions to choose from in six different tracks: Commercial & Industrial Buildings, Governmental & Institutional Buildings, Residential Homes, Renewable Energy, Grid Edge and Utilities & […]

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Enabling Solar and Storage Projects at Electric Cooperatives

On July 14, 2020, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) released their Draft Energy Storage Grand Challenge Roadmap, outlining how the United States will conduct R&D and deploy energy storage technology to address grid challenges such as a lack of flexibility in integrating renewables and the balancing of generation to consumption. To help with these […]

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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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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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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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Yogurt Waste to Energy with Combined Heat and Power Webinar

The Tennessee Department of Environment & Conservation and the Southeast Combined Heat and Power Technical Assistance Partnership (Southeast CHP TAP) are pleased to announce an upcoming webinar on Wednesday, December 12 at 2 p.m. Central time. The CHP TAPs are funded by the U.S. Department of Energy to promote and assist in transforming the market for CHP, waste […]

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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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