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.

The Carolinas are clean energy leaders, but their 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.

Fact vs. Fiction on Solar Land Use: Interview with Tom Terrell

The spread of misinformation about utility scale solar projects has been a growing challenge to the clean energy transition. Columbia University finished a study last year of clean energy pushback and found that disinformation is widespread. CCEBA sat down with Tom...

North Carolina Environmental Review Commission Discusses Solar Panel Recycling

The North Carolina General Assembly Environmental Review Commission (ERC) convened last week for the first time in six years. North Carolina State Representative Jimmy Dixon and State Senator Norman Sanderson called the meeting to discuss waste management and how the...

North Carolina Utilities Commission Shifts Carbon Plan Schedule, Requires Portfolio Meeting NC Law

In December 2023, Duke Energy notified the North Carolina Utilities Commission that it would be adding 2 GW of load to its recently submitted carbon plan revision. This was a dramatic addition and many stakeholders were concerned they would not have time to analyze...

A Look Back at CCEBA’s Work in 2023

2023 was a big year for clean energy in the Carolinas. The Carolinas Clean Energy Business Association (CCEBA) engaged with our members, government officials and communities on key energy market issues. We are excited to report our year’s highlights and where our work...

From RTO Insider: “After One Year, SEEM Still Drawing Criticism”

SEEM daily bids and offers for October | Potomac Economics Article originally written by Amanda Durish Cook and Holden Mann, published here by RTO Insider LLC. It’s been a year since the Southeast Energy Exchange Market (SEEM) began pairing offers and bids, with...

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...