NC Clean Economy Summit will Feature NC Gov and EQ Research


CARY, NC – August 17, 2020 – The E2 NC Clean Economy Summit taking place on Thursday, August 20, from 1-3 pm EST, will feature remarks from NC Governor Roy Cooper and will also include a breakout session on energy planning for NC’s clean energy future moderated by EQ Research’s CEO, Miriam Makhyoun. The panel is an interactive discussion on how the NC Clean Energy Plan, which details how the state will reduce electric power sector greenhouse gas emissions by 70% below 2005 levels by 2030 and attain carbon neutrality by 2050, can also generate economic growth and jobs. Panelists include Claire Williamson, Energy Policy Advocate, NC Justice Center; Maggie Clark, Southeast State Affairs Senior Manager, Solar Energy Industries Association; and Locke Raper, Director of Strategic Verticals, GridBridge.

North Carolina has been a top renewable energy state for close to a decade; yet, the most recent Integrated Resource Plans (IRPs) for Duke Energy Carolinas (DEC) and Duke Energy Progress (DEP) featured nearly 10 GW of new natural gas plants (see EQ Research’s infographic on Southeast IRPs from EQ’s IRP as a Data Service™ subscription tool). How will the recent announcement that Duke and partner Dominion Energy canceled the Atlantic Coast Pipeline change those plans? And could this be a boon for renewables and energy efficiency?

EQ Research and E2 invite you to this discussion on how North Carolina will meet the goals of the NC Clean Energy Plan and Executive Order 80. What will the role of Duke Energy be in the energy transition? And how will Dominion, which serves customers in North Carolina and Virginia, affect NC’s energy portfolio since Dominion is subject to the Virginia Clean Economy Act, requiring it to reach net-zero carbon emissions by 2045, add 5,200 MW of offshore wind, add 16,100 MW of solar, and to add 2,700 MW of energy storage? These questions and more will be addressed in the 1:30 pm EST breakout session hosted by EQ Research.

About EQ Research

EQ Research provides policy research, analysis and data services to businesses active in renewables, energy efficiency, energy storage and electric vehicles. EQ Research’s areas of expertise include state regulatory policy and utility proposals, state legislation, financial incentives, local government policy, RPS and REC issues, net metering, rate design, and general rate cases. A recently launched product, IRP as a Data Service™, keeps subscribers up-to-date on utility and Community Choice Aggregator (CCA) energy procurement schedules from their IRPs. The product goes deep into energy resource planning, cutting through the noise, to get you verified planning information. Users get a detailed breakdown of each utility or CCA’s IRP, allowing for the quick identification of opportunities to bid resources. Don’t miss an exciting opportunity to visualize IRP data for more than 70 utilities and CCAs across the nation, all in one tool.

Prior to forming EQ Research, several of its analysts managed and operated the nationally recognized DSIRE project for the U.S. Department of Energy, from 2007 to 2013. EQ’s team also includes the founders of Keyes & Fox LLP, a firm of national legal experts in renewables, distributed energy resources (DERs) and low-carbon transportation fuels. Keyes & Fox attorneys have shaped state-level energy policy through appearances before more than 40 states’ public utility commissions, and through engagement with state legislatures across the country.

To gain expert insight from EQ Research or to learn more about other services offered through Policy Vista™, visit, call 919-238-4360 or email