SELECT SMART GRID PROJECTS
Project Contact Information:
526 South Church St.
Charlotte, NC 28202-1904
In addition to a $200 million grant for smart-grid improvements in Ohio and Indiana, Duke Energy Carolinas LLC, located in Charlotte, NC, will receive $4 million for smaller smart grid projects in North and South Carolina. The proposed improvements are to install 45 phasor measurement units in substations across the Carolinas and upgrade communications infrastructure and technology at the corporate control center. More >>
Project Contact Information:
P.O. Box 1551
Raleigh, NC 27602-1551
Progress Energy Service Company, LLC received $200 million in funding as one of 100 companies to receive federal stimulus funds as part of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009. The stimulus funds are being used to build a green smart grid virtual power plant through conservation, efficiency and advanced load shaping technologies, including installation of over 160,000 meters across the utility's multi-state service area. More >>
Utility will offer 'smart meter'
2/17/11: News and Observer
A North Carolina utility will debut a true "smart meter" this year that lets customers adjust thermostats from an iPhone or any other Internet portal. On the basis of initial testing, the feature is expected to save customers about 6.5 percent on their monthly power bills. But to benefit from the interactive utility feature you have to be a customer of tiny Wake Electric Membership Corp., the state's first utility to offer this smart grid feature for its customers.
PowerSecure announces $10 million of smart grid power system and LED lighting awards
Wake Forest, NC-based PowerSecure International, Inc. today announced it has received $10 million of new awards for its Interactive Distributed Generation® (IDG®) smart grid power systems, and LED lighting products. The new IDG System awards total $7 million, and include installations for a broad base of customers, including hospitals, municipal water systems, educational facilities, and retailers. The new LED lighting awards total $3 million, and consist primarily of an order from a major U.S. retailer to begin retrofitting refrigerated cases with EfficientLights® energy saving fixtures. This is the company’s first order from this retailer.
Nypro investing in renewable energy project in North Carolina
2/3/11: Plastics News
Nypro Inc plans to someday have all of its packaging plants run on renewable energy sources and is taking the first step in that direction by investing more than $1 million in a pilot project at its Mebane, N.C., injection molding and assembly facility. The project which is already underway, will be one of the largest commercial projects in North Carolina, according to Paul Kayser, Group President for Nypro Packaging. “There are two key elements to our renewable project. First we will install a solar farm covering the roof of our facility in Mebane, N.C., which will generate a significant portion of the energy required to power the operation. Additionally we will install wind turbines adjacent to our plant,” he said in a news release.
First commercial-scale wind farm for North Carolina in the works
1/28/11: The Charlotte Observer
An Oregon-based company filed papers Thursday for what would be North Carolina's first commercial-scale wind farm. Iberdrola Renewables filed an application with the N.C. Utilities Commission for a 300-megawatt wind project in Pasquotank and Perquimans counties, in the state's northeastern corner. If built, the project would place 150 turbines on 20,000 acres of leased land for about $600 million.