On September 9, the Alliance for Industrial Efficiency submitted comments to the North Carolina Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) regarding the state’s draft Clean Energy Plan. The Alliance strongly recommended that CHP and WHP be prioritized in the strategy area of increase use of energy efficiency and demand side management resources.
Additionally, the Alliance supports current language in the draft plan that would modify the existing Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Portfolio Standard (REPS) to require investor owned utilities to meet at least 25% and up to 40% of their REPS obligations with energy efficiency measures by 2021.
The DEQ is tasked with submitting a final version of the Clean Energy Plan to Gov. Roy Cooper by October 1, 2019, as outlined in Executive Order No. 80.
Read the Alliance’s full comments here.