Carolinas Clean Energy Business Association

The Carolinas' Voice for the Clean Energy Industry
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(919) 590-4017


811 Ninth Street, Suite 120-158
Durham, NC 27705

North and South Carolina have a government-regulated, vertically integrated utility environment. This means utilities, legislators, and regulators determine the processes of energy generation, transmission, and distribution.

Over the past decade, the Carolinas gave rise to one of the largest clean energy industries in the country – unlocking more than $30 billion in clean economy investments and propelling North Carolina to the nation’s #2 solar state.

The Carolinas Clean Energy Business Association (CCEBA) works to build on this success by strengthening the region’s clean energy market – creating a business environment that leverages private sector innovation to achieve a more cost-effective, reliable, and sustainable energy system.

CCEBA is an association of independent power producers, suppliers, and customers, who are committed to preserving and expanding private sector market access amidst a vertically integrated utility environment.

Carolinas CEBA Negotiates Energy Storage Rights For Independent Power Producers

CCEBA is hailing an August 17 decision by the North Carolina Utilities Commission that will finally allow independent power producers (IPPs) to add energy storage to their own solar facilities. The ruling’s title is, “Order Approving SISC Avoidance and addressing...

Study Shows Renewables + Storage in NC Would Save Ratepayers Money, Reduce GHG Emissions Faster

Brattle Economists Find 74% GHG Reduction Achievable in North Carolina with $590 Million in Generation Savings by 2030 Economists at The Brattle Group have released a new study, prepared for Cypress Creek Renewables, which analyzes the generation costs and...

Electric Vehicle Charging Deployment Needs Competition to Achieve Scale

Photo courtesy of Joel Olsen during his travel to Norway observing that half the pumps are for EV chargers, and the other half for internal combustion engine vehicles. When President Dwight D. Eisenhower signed the Federal-Aid Highway Act in 1956, there were...

Who’s Afraid of a Study Bill?

The Carolinas’ Energy Landscape North Carolina and South Carolina share many similar characteristics. Their geography and climate, for example, mirror each other in terms of heat, storm impacts, and the Atlantic and mountains of their east and west borders. The...

The John Locke Foundation Reaches an “Energy Crossroads” and Takes a Wrong Turn

The John Locke Foundation (JLF), which claims to be a ‘free market think tank,’ in fact supports the aims of government regulated monopolies that seek to avoid private sector competition at all costs. Yesterday, the JLF distributed a paper to North Carolina...

South Carolina Rejects Duke Energy Plan

SC Public Service Commission Pans Duke Estimates as Inaccurate, Expensive For Ratepayers In a 4-2 ruling the Public Service Commission of South Carolina rejected the Integrated Resource Plans (“IRP”) filed by Duke Energy, finding that the utility’s IRP was not...

CCEBA Statement on H 951

The Carolinas Clean Energy Business Association (CCEBA) appreciates the opportunity to have been involved in the North Carolina House leadership energy stakeholder process that resulted in H 951. We applaud the tremendous effort participating stakeholders put into...

Duke Energy Plan Could Leave NC Customers Paying Off Nearly $5 Billion for Obsolete Technology

Photo courtesy of Business North Carolina from January 2019 article on the now abandoned Atlantic Coast Pipeline Duke Energy Plan Could Leave NC Customers Paying Off Nearly $5 Billion for Obsolete Technology A recent report by the Energy Transition Institute shows...

Is the South East Energy Exchange Market (SEEM) the Utility Market Reform the Carolinas Need?

Image courtesy of the Charlotte Business Journal In July of 2020, reporters discovered that Duke Energy had been in secret negotiations with at least sixteen other utilities to create SEEM -- a bilateral trading market. Duke had maintained secrecy despite having been...