Advanced Energy Blog

Clean Energy in North Carolina Infographic

By Kristi Brodd | January 4, 2023

North Carolina’s electric utilities are moving to cleaner, lower-carbon energy sources. This clean energy transition comes with an ongoing focus on keeping energy costs as low and reliability as high as possible while ensuring that our energy supply and the[…]

Utility-Scale Battery Storage in North Carolina

By Jonathan Susser | August 2, 2022

In our latest webinar from our Exploring North Carolina’s Clean Energy Transition program (formerly Exploring NC Smart Grid), we heard about the status of utility-scale battery storage in North Carolina. The session featured Jason Handley, general manager of the Distributed[…]

Solar Energy in North Carolina: A 2021 View

By Jonathan Susser | December 16, 2021

In our final Exploring North Carolina Smart Grid webinar of 2021, we checked in on the status of solar energy in North Carolina. The session featured John Gajda, principal engineer at Strata Clean Energy; Maura Farver, distributed energy technology strategy[…]

Strengthening North Carolina’s Power Grid and Communities

By Jonathan Susser | September 22, 2021

Our most recent Exploring North Carolina Smart Grid webinar examined the issues of grid reliability and resiliency. The session featured Dr. Robert Cox, associate director of UNC Charlotte’s Energy Production & Infrastructure Center (EPIC); Lee Ragsdale, senior vice president, energy[…]

Battery Storage Solutions for Customers and Utilities

By Colin Thompson and Julia Szeto | December 28, 2020

Battery storage systems are growing in popularity as technology improves, prices decline, and electric utilities and their customers recognize the benefits. Therefore, it is no surprise that system installations are increasing in homes, at businesses and for utility sites. The[…]