2017 Appalachian Clean Energy CLE Workshop

Event date: 
Friday, August 25, 2017 - 9:00am - 4:15pm


The 2017 Appalachian Clean Energy CLE workshop will provide attorneys and other attendees with knowledge on issues related to clean energy facing North Carolina. Attendees will leave the workshop with a better understanding of:

  • NC Electric Membership Corporation perspective on project development and legislation updates including the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) and the North Carolina Utilities Commission (NCUC)
  • Annual update: policy review, energy efficiency, net metering, and avoided costs
  • Deep dive into utility rates and the issues considered by the Utilities Commission
  • New initiatives of investor owned utilities, rural co-operatives, and municipalities
  • Emerging opportunities in micro grids and battery systems
  • Directed biogas and the renewable energy portfolio standard 
    The update on directed biogas will include a summary of the current state of the industry nationally and in NC, project permitting considerations, and the use of directed biogas to fulfill NC's REPS requirements

Attendees will have the opportunity to network with professionals who can serve as resources and provide future assistance with particular legal and regulatory project development questions as they arise.

Course Objectives:

  1. Provide attendees with an annual update on regulatory and legislative developments impacting clean energy in North Carolina.
  2. Provide attendees current information that will be useful in the year ahead for both energy efficiency and renewable energy issues.
  3. Provide attendees with a deep dive into utility ratemaking and a contract issue related to clean energy.
  4. Attendees will understand how directed biogas is used for compliance with NC's REPS, learn the history and current state of joint efforts to procure biogas from sources within NC, and be familiar with permitting requirements under the Clean Air Act such as the non-hazardous secondary material (NHSM) determination.

Early Registration Cost: $220* (lunch included)
*Cost after August 4th: $275 

For more information and to register, click here!

Location: Appalachian State University Campus, Reich College of Education, Room 124-Section A. Park at College Street Parking Deck - attendant will let you in. See map below.
Time: 9:00am - 4:15 pm

Continuing Education Credits Offered: 5.5 General Hours NC CLE, 6 CPE, 6 LU|HSW, 6 PDH
All attendees will receive a Certificate of Completion


  • Chris Ayers, Executive Director of the North Carolina Utilities Commission Public Staff
  • Charlotte Mitchell, Attorney at Law Office of Charlotte Mitchell, practices in the areas of utilities regulation, environmental law, and energy related matters
  • Peter Ledford, serves as Regulatory Counsel at the NCSEA, where he represents NCSEA before the North Carolina Utilities Commission
  • Rick Feathers, Associate General Counsel North Carolina Electric Membership Corporation (NCEMC)
  • Jason Hoyle, Research Analyst at the Appalachian Energy Center
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