North Carolina

State Profile

North Carolina became in 2007 the first Southeastern state to adopt a renewable energy portfolio standard, which requires investor-owned utilities to supply 12.5% of retail electricity sales from renewable energy and energy efficiency sources by 2021. It also has the largest offshore wind resource potential, according to the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL).

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Milestone Reached for Commercial Wind Energy Development Offshore North Carolina U.S. Department of the Interior Apr 26 2016
Benthic Habitat Mapping and Assessment in the Wilmington-East Wind Energy Call Area US Bureau of Ocean Energy Management Jan 13 2016
Combining the Grand Strand Call Area with Wilmington East and Wilmington West Wind Energy Areas. US Bureau of Ocean Energy Management Dec 31 2015
BOEM Environmental Assessment and Finding of No Significant Impact (North Carolina) US Bureau of Ocean Energy Management Sep 17 2015
Baseline Bioacoustics Characterization for Offshore Renewable Energy Development Bureau of Ocean Energy Management Jan 1 2015
Commercial Wind Energy Leasing on the Outer Continental Shelf Offshore North Carolina. US Bureau of Ocean Energy Management Aug 7 2014
Fishing, Diving, and Ecotourism Stakeholder Uses and Habitat Information for North Carolina Wind Energy Call Areas US Bureau of Ocean Energy Management Dec 11 2013
Integrative Statistical Modeling and Predictive Mapping of Seabird Distribution and Abundance on the Atlantic Outer Continental Shelf Bureau of Ocean Energy Management May 1 2013
UNC Offshore Wind Power Development Follow-Up Study: Suggested Revisions to AOI #3 and Suggested Cautions to AOI #4 University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (UNC-CH), Institute of Marine Sciences (IMS) Aug 2 2012
U.S. Coast Guard (USCG) Evaluation of North Carolina Areas Under Consideration for Wind Development US Coast Guard (USCG) Aug 2 2012
Available Information on Known Historic Resources US Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) Aug 2 2012
Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) North Carolina Renewable Energy Task Force Meeting US Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) Aug 2 2012
Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) North Carolina Renewable Energy Task Force Meeting Agenda US Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) Aug 2 2012
Planning and Environmental Review for Commercial Wind Leasing Offshore North Carolina US Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) Aug 2 2012
Visualization Study for Offshore North Carolina Mangi Environmental Group; TJ Boyle Associates, LPES, Inc. Aug 2 2012
Atlantic Outer Continental Shelf (OCS) Proposed Geological and Geophysical Activities- Mid-Atlantic and South Atlantic Planning Areas- Biological Assessment (BA) US Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) May 24 2012
Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Portfolio Standard (REPS) and Sustainable Energy in North Carolina North Carolina Energy Policy Council Apr 20 2012
Siting Analysis for Potential Near-Term Offshore Wind Farm Development: Georgia, South Carolina, and North Carolina- Phase 2A of the Southeast Ocean-Based Renewable Energy Infrastructure Project Georgia Environmental Facilities Authority (GEFA); North Carolina State Energy Office (NCSEO); South Carolina State Energy Office (SCEO); Southern Alliance for Clean Energy (SACE); US Department of Energy (DOE) Mar 29 2012
Atlantic Outer Continental Shelf (OCS) Proposed Geological and Geophysical Activities- Mid-Atlantic and South Atlantic Planning Areas- Draft Programmatic Environmental Impact Statement (PEIS)- Volume I: Chapters 1-8 US Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) Mar 1 2012
Atlantic Outer Continental Shelf (OCS) Proposed Geological and Geophysical Activities- Mid-Atlantic and South Atlantic Planning Areas- Draft Programmatic Environmental Impact Statement (PEIS)- Volume II: Figures, Tables, Appendices, and Keyword Index US Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) Mar 1 2012
PJM Renewable Integration Study (PRIS)- Task 1: Wind and Solar Power Profiles PJM Interconnection LLC Feb 17 2012
North Carolina Maritime Strategy Draft Final Report North Carolina Department of Transportation (NCDOT); Governor's Logistics Task Force Feb 15 2012
PJM Renewable Integration Study (PRIS)- Task 2: Scenario Development and Analysis PJM Interconnection LLC Jan 26 2012
Report on the North Carolina Transmission Planning Collaborative (NCTPC) 2011-2021 Transmission Plan North Carolina Transmission Planning Collaborative (NCTPC) Jan 18 2012
Report of the Governor's Scientific Advisory Panel on Offshore Energy Governor Beverly Perdue Dec 13 2011
Annual Report Regarding Long Range Needs for Expansion of Electric Generation Facilities for Service in North Carolina Governor Beverly Perdue; North Carolina Legislature Nov 30 2011
Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) North Carolina Renewable Energy Task Force US Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) Oct 6 2011
Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) North Carolina Renewable Energy Task Force Meeting US Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) Oct 6 2011
Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) North Carolina Renewable Energy Task Force Meeting Agenda US Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) Oct 6 2011
Vessel Traffic Data and Analysis US Coast Guard (USCG) Oct 6 2011

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