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North Carolina Portfolio Standard (Energy Efficiency Component)

Date Last Updated8/18/2014
Policy TypePortfolio Standard
State/FederalNC
Policy Administrator/Contact OfficeNorth Carolina Utilities Commission
Policy Initiation Date8/20/2007
Policy SummaryNorth Carolina's energy efficiency targets are administered as part of the State's Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Portfolio Standard (REPS), and apply to certain types of CHP. Presently, energy efficiency may fulfill 25% of the REPS targets but will increase to 40% in 2021. Cooperatives and municipal utilities may use demand side management or energy efficiency to meet the REPS without limitation. The REPS requires that public utilities obtain 3% of prior-year electricity sales in 2012 from renewable energy and energy efficiency. The requirement will increase to 12.5% in 2021.
CHP Eligibility RequirementsFossil-fueled CHP and waste-heat-to-power systems qualify as efficiency measures, which can provide up to 25% of the RPS requirements through 2021. After 2021, up to 40% of the standard can be met through energy efficiency, including CHP. Eligible projects must have been installed on or after January 1, 2007.
Eligible Project Size (MW)Does Not Specify
Minimum Efficiency Required/
Other Performance Requirements
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