2018 Appalachian Clean Energy CLE

Sep 14 2018


The 2018 Appalachian Clean Energy CLE workshop will provide attorneys and other attendees with knowledge on issues related to clean energy facing North Carolina. This workshop will cover the following topics:

  • A large part of the workshop will focus on HB 589 (S.L. 2017-192), also known as the Competitive Energy Solutions for NC law, which establishes comprehensive renewable energy policy in North Carolina. This section will include changes in the state‚Äôs implementation of PURPA, community solar, solar leasing, and new clean energy initiatives being rolled out by the utilities.
  • NC Electric Membership Corporation perspective on project development and regulatory updates including recent actions by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) and the North Carolina Utilities Commission (NCUC).
  • Utility ratemaking process and related issues considered by the Utilities Commission.
  • Energy efficiency policy opportunities arising in 2019 including Commercial Property Assessed Capital Expenditures (C-PACE) financing, Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Portfolio Standard (REPS), utility cost effectiveness testing, building electrification, and more.

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.

Note: This course will count for the required CLE that is needed prior to taking the Utilities Law specialization exam.

View the agenda - UPDATED

Early Registration Cost: $225* (lunch included)
*Cost after August 24th: $275

Location: Appalachian State University Campus, Plemmons Student Union, Room 420 Parkway Ballroom.
Time: 9:00am - 4:30 pm

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


  • Chris Ayers, Executive Director of the North Carolina Utilities Commission Public Staff
  • Michael Youth, Associate General Counsel North Carolina Electric Membership Corporation (NCEMC)
  • Peter H. Ledford, Regulatory Counsel at the NC Sustainable Energy Association (NCSEA), where he represents NCSEA before the North Carolina Utilities Commission
  • Tyson Grinstead, Director of Public Policy at Sunrun, Inc.
  • Ryan Miller, Founder and Executive Director of North Carolina Building Performance Association
  • Ed Miller, General Manager of New River Light & Power
  • Kimberly Duffley, Senior Attorney for the North Carolina Utilities Commission


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