The Appalachian Energy Center (AEC) supports the research enterprise at Appalachian State University by:

  • SUPPORTING - We provide seed funding, dedicated post-award grant management services, and research development support.

  • CONNECTING - The AEC can help you find and build relationships with collaborators and partners, internal and external to the University.

  • LEADING - We facilitate engaged learning opportunities through our Energy Extension Program and can lead larger, more complex proposals.

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NRLP Powerline Supervisor Frank Butler. Photo by Appalachian State University Communications.
Appalachian Energy Center, in collaboration with the Energy Production and Infrastructure Center (EPIC) at UNCC received funding from the University of North Carolina General Administration to leverage its university-owned electric utility, New River Light and Power (NRLP), as an unprecedented UNC system asset to provide a collaborative platform for conducting energy-related research.