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.

Responsible Solar: Yes Solar Solutions on How Customers Can Get the Best Bang for their Buck

Not all solar businesses and products are alike – so how can customers make sure they are making the best investment? CCEBA staff recently interviewed Yes Solar Solutions founders Stew and Kathy Miller, who lent insight into how solar customers can get the most for...

Betting the House on Small Nuclear Reactors

“...I'm very skeptical with regard to SMRs," Ketchum said, highlighting the permitting difficulty in siting a project and trying to meet the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission's standards for safety and security. They are going to be very expensive, and then you're...

NC Utilities Commission Rules for Fort Bragg in Bragg vs. Duke Energy Case

On August 3, 2022, the North Carolina Utilities Commission issued a declaratory judgment supporting Fort Bragg’s position on the provision of solar an…

The Importance of Energy Storage in the Carolinas: An Interview with Ron DiFelice

Why should the public in North and South Carolina care about energy storage? The transition to a low carbon energy mix requires energy storage because wind, hydro, and solar resources are intermittent. Utility-scale energy storage is vital because it turns these...

Duke Energy’s Carbon Plan: What Missed the Mark and What Should Be Changed To Protect Ratepayers

In October 2021, Governor Cooper signed House Bill 951 into law. Among other provisions, HB 951 codified the carbon reduction goals set under the state’s Clean Energy Plan: 70 percent power sector emissions reduction (from 2005 levels) by 2030, and net-zero by 2050....

Carolinas CEBA Files Carbon Plan Comments

The Carolinas Clean Energy Business Association (CCEBA) filed initial comments on the carbon plan submitted by Duke Energy sixty days ago. CCEBA makes the following comments and recommendations, detailed in Executive Summary below: HB951 requires the Commission to...

Clark Hill Attorney Steven Shparber Discussed Energy Market Reform in the Carolinas

A broad array of stakeholders believe that market and utility reform are needed in the Carolinas. South Carolina passed a law empowering legislators to engage experts, review options, and draft reform legislation for the 2023-2024 SC legislative session. In North...

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...