The mission of the Appalachian Energy Center is to conduct applied research and to provide services and education in support of the development and deployment of clean energy technologies, policies, and economics.

Currently, our work is collected in five general categories:

  • Clean Energy Conversion and Supply
  • Efficient Distribution and Grid Integration
  • Energy Consumption and Efficient Infrastructure 
  • Emerging Issues, Policy, Economic and Societal Impacts 
  • Extension, Education and Outreach

Our core funding from the North Carolina legislature is heavily leveraged to acquire additional external funding that produces greater benefit to citizens and business owners in North Carolina and beyond. 

Other Centers at Appalachian:
Research Institite for the Environment, Energy, and Economics (RIEEE)
Center for Economic Research and Policy Analysis (CERPA)
Southern Appalachian Environmental Research and Education Center (SAEREC)

Appalachian Undergraduate and Graduate Program:
Sustainable Technology and the Built Environment (STBE)

Appalachian State Office of Sustainability, sustain


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Energy Center Workshop Series

Energy Center Newsletter


Jamie Russell, PhD, MEng
Interim Director

828-262-6553 (fax)

401 Academy Street
226 IG Greer Hall
ASU Box 32131
Boone, NC 28608


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