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

The Carolinas Clean Energy Business Association (CCEBA) is an association of independent power producers, suppliers, and customers committed to expanding private sector market access in the Carolinas’ vertically-integrated utility environment.

In the past decade, major legislation drove the Carolinas to status as a clean energy powerhouse, attracting over $30 billion in clean economy investments and propelling North Carolina to rank #4 nationally in installed solar capacity.

North and South Carolina’s current energy market structure gives utilities, legislators, and regulators control over energy generation, transmission, and distribution. CCEBA is working to transform the energy landscape, empowering businesses and customers to shape a more accessible, competitive, and sustainable energy future.

Director Chris Carmody Featured in Utility Dive: The Southeast Energy Exchange Market launched a year ago. It still isn’t delivering on its promises.

Our Executive Director Chris Carmody contributed to a discussion about the Southeast Energy Exchange Market (SEEM), in partnership with Nick Guidi of the Southern Environmental Law Center. Check out the article published in Utility Dive this week.

FERC/NERC Winter Storm Elliott Report 

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) and the North American Electric Reliability Corporation (NERC) recently completed a report on Winter Storm Elliot (Inquiry into Bulk-Power Systems During December 2022 Winter Storm Elliot).  Over Christmas week in...

Ensuring Clean Energy Assets Operate Effectively: An Interview with Carolina Solar Services

CCEBA recently sat down with the Carolina Solar Services (CSS) leadership team to discuss how CSS got started, their services, and how they see themselves fitting into the clean energy transition. Question: How did Carolina Solar Services get started? Carolina Solar...

Better Grid Management Can Benefit Ratepayers 

Better Grid Management Can Benefit Ratepayers  Slow connection of cheap, clean solar to the grid by utilities is costing ratepayers in dollars and pollution. CCEBA interviewed Tyler Norris on his recent paper, Beyond FERC Order 2023: Considerations on Deep...

How Standalone Energy Storage Will Transform Electricity: An Interview with East Point Energy

Who is East Point Energy? East Point Energy is a development firm focused on the origination, construction, and operation of energy storage projects. Our team is developing gigawatts of energy storage projects throughout the country, helping to transform the grid into...

Southern Current’s Hamilton Davis on Electricity Reform and the South Carolina Brattle Study

Hamilton Davis is Southern Current’s VP of Regulatory Affairs. He chairs the South Carolina Regulatory Committee for the Carolinas Clean Energy Business Association. Hamilton also represents CCEBA on South Carolina’s Electricity Market Reform Measures Study Committee....

North Carolina Solar Decommissioning Law Creates Certainty for Communities and Developers

North Carolina House Bill 130’s solar decommissioning provisions are the result of over six years of negotiations and stakeholder discussions between renewables skeptics, local and state regulators, and solar businesses.  “The solar decommissioning section in NC...

Members Bring 35MW Of Solar to Durham

DURHAM, N.C., April 27, 2023 -- The Carolinas Clean Energy Business Association (CCEBA) is proud to announce that two of its founding members, Carolina Solar Energy and Pine Gate Renewables, have partnered to develop a solar project in Alamance County that will allow...

Saving Money in the Energy Transition

How did Aderis get started?  Carolinas Clean Energy Business Association recently spoke with Adam Foodman, co-founder of our member Aderis Energy, to discuss how the company came to be and how their solutions help renewables developers save money in the energy...

FERC Interconnection Reform Discussions: What Are They and What Do They Mean?

Interconnection is one of the most important aspects for deployment of clean energy projects.  Every grid-tied project goes through an interconnection process and delays affect projects of all sizes. Interconnection reforms are undergoing review at two...