Energy Policy Council

For questions regarding upcoming or past meetings, please contact Jenny Kelvington at jenny.kelvington@ncdenr.gov or Lexi Rudolph at lexi.rudolph@ncdenr.gov.

Upcoming Meetings

The next meeting of the Energy Policy Council is tentatively scheduled for Wednesday, March 15, 2017. 

Past Meetings

December 7, 2016

The North Carolina Energy Policy Council met at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, December 7, 2016 in the Archdale Building Ground Floor Hearing Room; 512 N. Salisbury Street, Raleigh.  The Critical Infrastructure and Emergency Energy subcommittee met following the full EPC meeting. 

Below is a video recording of the meeting: 

https://livestream.com/accounts/7720979/events/4064244/videos/143754617/...

12.7.2016 Agenda 

November 30, 2016

The Clean Energy and Energy Efficiency subcommittee of the North Carolina Energy Policy Council met at 2:30 pm on Wednesday, November 30, 2016.  The meeting was held in Room 1210 of the Green Square Building, located at 217 West Jones St. in Raleigh.

July 19, 2016

The North Carolina Energy Policy Council met at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, July 19, 2016, in the William G. Ross Environmental Conference Center on the fourth floor of the Nature Research Center, located at 121 West Jones St. in Raleigh.

Mr. Kevin O’Donnell, president of Nova Energy Consultants, presented on the fundamentals of rate base regulation and how policies affect electric power rates. Afterward, the council heard from a panel of business representatives from across the state to learn how they are affected by energy policies, identify the energy issues most important to their success and address the energy opportunities and challenges they are facing. The panel included representatives from Schneider-Electric, New Belgium Brewery, Novozymes, Smithfield Foods, VF Corporation, Gerdau Long Steel North America, and Pfizer.

Two subcommittees of the Energy Policy Council had a combined meeting prior to the Council meeting. The Clean Energy and Energy Efficiency subcommittee and the Energy Infrastructure and Emergency Energy subcommittee heard about the ratemaking process from Mr. Chris Ayers, Executive Director of the N.C. Utilities Commission Public Staff. The meeting took place in the William G. Ross Environmental Conference Center at 8:45 a.m. on Tuesday, July 19, 2016. No other subcommittee met.

http://livestream.com/naturalsciences/energy

May 18, 2016

The North Carolina Energy Policy Council met at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, May 18, 2016 in the William G. Ross Environmental Conference Center on the fourth floor of the Nature Research Center, located at 121 West Jones St. in Raleigh.

Four experts in electric power infrastructure protection spoke to the council on potential threats to grid security and strategies to strengthen energy assurance.

  • Dr. George Baker, Professor Emeritus, James Madison University and senior staff member on the 2002-2008 Congressional Electromagnetic Pulse (EMP) Commission.
  • Dr. Andrew Phillips, Technical Director of Transmission and Substations Area, Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI).
  • Jack Anderson, Senior Analyst, National Protection & Programs Directorate, Office of Infrastructure Protection, U.S. Department of Homeland Security.
  • Nelson Peeler, Vice President of Transmission System Operations, Duke Energy

The Clean Energy and Energy Efficiency committee met at 9 a.m. on May 18. David Doctor, President of E4 Carolinas, spoke to the committee about a clean energy stakeholder engagement process and Nils Breckenridge presented on NuScale small module reactors (SMRs)  

The Energy Exploration committee met with the DEQ Energy Group 15 minutes after the full council meeting ended to learn more about North Carolina’s oil & gas rules and geology

The Energy Infrastructure and Emergency Energy committee will meet at a date to be determined. 

March 16, 2016

The North Carolina Energy Policy Council met at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, March 16, 2016 in the William G. Ross Environmental Conference Center, located on the fourth floor of the Nature Research Center at 121 West Jones St. in Raleigh. Video of the meeting can be found here:

 

 

Kenny Habul, CEO of SunEnergy1, presented at the Energy Policy Council's March 16 meeting about his experience as a solar developer and the future of the solar industry. Lt. Governor Dan Forest, chair of the council, requested additional information from Mr. Habul as a follow up to his presentation. The letter can be found here.

January 27, 2016

The North Carolina Energy Policy Council met on Wednesday, January 27, 2016 at 1 p.m. at the Tally Student Center at North Carolina State University, located at 2610 Cates Ave. in Raleigh.  Video of the meeting can be found here:

 

 

November 18, 2015

The North Carolina Energy Policy Council met at 1 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 18, 2015 in the William G. Ross Environmental Conference Center, located on the fourth floor of the Nature Research Center at 121 West Jones St. in Raleigh.

Click here to view slide presentations from the meeting. View the meeting announcement here. You can watch a video of the meeting here: 

 

September 16, 2015

The North Carolina Energy Policy Council met at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, September 16, 2015 in the William G. Ross Environmental Conference Center, located on the fourth floor of the Nature Research Center at 121 West Jones St. in Raleigh.

Click here to view slide presentations from the meeting. View the meeting announcement here. You can watch a video of the meeting here:

July 15, 2015

The North Carolina Energy Policy Council met at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, July 15, 2015 at the William G. Ross Environmental Conference Center, located on the fourth floor of the Nature Research Center at 121 West Jones St. in Raleigh.

Approved Recommendations from the July 15 Meeting

Click here to view slide presentations from the meeting. View the meeting announcement here

 

 

May 20, 2015

The North Carolina Energy Policy Council met at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, May 20, 2015 to discuss nuclear and renewable energy.  The EPC approved the first nuclear energy generation recommendation from the Long Range Energy Generation and Renewables committee. The other recommendations (here and here) were returned to the Long Range Energy Generation and Renewables committee for further study in light of issues and recommendations brought up by members of the EPC.

Approved Minutes for May 20 Meeting

Click here to view slide presentations from the meeting. Click here for the meeting notice. You can watch a video of the meeting here:

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