Carolinas Clean Energy Business Association

The Carolinas' Voice for the Clean Energy Industry
Who We AreWhere We Work

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.

North Carolina Employers Seek Electricity Savings & Choice

Duke University and the Duke University Health System comprise one of North Carolina’s largest private sector employers, with over 40,000 employees and 16,000 student residents. Between students, employees, alumni, and patients, the university and hospital giant...

Do Ratepayers Exist to Serve Utilities?

Like most of the Southeast, North Carolina has a vertically integrated electric system in which government regulated monopolies own most power production and delivery and essentially receive a guaranteed rate of return. The state is also home to large energy...

A Conversation with CCEBA’s New Leadership

In December 2021, we welcomed Rachael Estes and Carson Harkrader as our new CCEBA Chair and Vice Chair. These clean energy business leaders bring a wealth of experience to the organization, and we are excited to have them lead our board. We recently sat down to chat...

Carolinas CEBA Elects New Leadership

Raleigh, N.C., January 4, 2022 – Carolinas Clean Energy Business Association (CCEBA), the trade association for North and South Carolina’s clean energy industry, has elected four new officers. Rachael Estes of Apex Clean Energy and Carson Harkrader of Carolina Solar...

A Look Back at 2021 and Look Forward to 2022

Carolinas Clean Energy Business Association (CCEBA) has had a successful inaugural year bringing together businesses in North and South Carolina’s clean energy industry. While it is hard to distill all of our accomplishments, we are sharing our most important internal...

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...