Carolinas Clean Energy Business Association

The Carolinas' Voice for the Clean Energy Industry
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PHONE

(919) 590-4017

ADDRESS

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

North and South Carolina have a government regulated, vertically-integrated utility environment in which utilities, legislators, and regulators determine energy generation, transmission, and distribution. Carolinas Clean Energy Business Association (CCEBA) — an association of independent power producers, suppliers, and customers — is committed to expanding private sector market access within this environment.

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.

 

Energy legislation in North Carolina (HB 951, Energy Solutions for North Carolina) and South Carolina (Act 62, The South Carolina Energy Freedom Act) will govern Carolinas’ energy policy landscape for years to come. Click on the button below to review the major provisions of each of these statutes.

On the Signing of NC House Bill 951 Into Law

The Carolinas Clean Energy Business Association (CCEBA) thanks Governor Cooper and the leadership of the General Assembly for the hard work that led to the adoption of the Governor’s 70% CO2 reduction by 2030 standard into state law. CCEBA will continue to work with...

CCEBA Solar Decommissioning Fact Sheet

Photo courtesy of the NC Cleantech Center Solar Panel Decommissioning Fact Sheet This fact sheet is meant to provide information about solar decommissioning as questions come up about end of life management best practices. The useful life expectancy of solar PV panels...

Oct. 11: State of Renewable Energy in the Carolinas

If you or your colleagues are attention Solar & Storage Southeast, please join us for a CCEBA update on energy legislation policy and regulatory developments in North and South Carolina. We will review the major developments of this past year, provide a post...

Response of the Carolinas Clean Energy Business Association to NC Senate PCS for H.B. 951

The Carolinas Clean Energy Business Association (CCEBA) appreciates the effort that Governor Cooper and the Senate leadership have put into developing a Proposed Committee Substitute for H.B. 951 (the PCS). While the PCS advances laudable decarbonization goals, CCEBA...

Solar & Farming: A Perfect Marriage

A New Kind of Farming Agriculture is a vital part of North Carolina’s economy. There are 52,000 farms in the state, encompassing 27 percent of our land area. But now, there’s a new crop: Solar electricity generation. North Carolina ranks third in the nation in...

CCEBA Negotiates Successful Energy Storage Terms for Independent Power Producers

CCEBA is encouraged by an August 17th decision by the N.C. Carolina Utilities Commission (NCUC) that will finally allow independent power producers (IPPs) to add energy storage to existing solar facilities. The ruling’s title is, “Order Approving SISC...

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...