Energy Innovation Task Force

Background

Buncombe County, the City of Asheville and Duke Energy Progress established a collaborative task force known as the Energy Innovation Task Force to research and recommend energy efficiency and demand-side management programs in Buncombe County. Members have been appointed from local government, environmental and clean energy advocates, large and small businesses, local institutions and Duke Energy Progress. This Task Force will seek input from and engagement with the public as an integral part of its mission to produce recommendations for consideration by Duke Energy (subject to appropriate NC Utilities Commission approval, Buncombe County Commissioners, the Asheville City Council, and other potential community partners).

EITF Member List 
Council Resolution - March 22, 2016
Overview - Rocky Mountain Institute Presentation
Summary Document - Rocky Mountain Institute


Happening Now

The Energy Innovation Task Force (EITF) had its initial meeting on May 13, 2016. Regular meetings are held on the second Friday of every month from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

The next meeting will be held on Friday, November 10th from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Buncombe County County Board Room, located at 200 College Street,  Asheville, NC.

To receive meeting updates via email please join the EITF Information Google Group HERE.

In addition, the EITF has formed four work groups that will undertake research and discussion on specific aspects of the EITF's plan and that are open to any member of the public who wants to contribute in a more focused way.


Work Groups

Programs Work Group: Meetings occur the second Thursday of every month from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. For more information please contact Sam Ruark at sam@greenbuilt.org or sign up for the Google Group HERE.

Technology Work Group: Meetings occur the first Thursday of every month from 4:00 to 6:00 p.m. For more information, please contact Robert Sipes at robert.sipes@duke-energy.com  or sign up for the Google Group HERE.

Community Engagement Work GroupMeetings of this work group are on hold for now and this page will be updated with any new information this fall. For more information in the meantime, please contact Cari Barcas at cari@greenbuilt.org or sign up for the Google Group HERE.

Peak Reduction Work Group: For more information, please sign up for the Google Group HERE.


 

Timeline

Meeting Date Documents
 November 10, 2017

Meeting Agenda

Shelton Group Presentation - Blue Horizons Marketing Communications Recommendations

 October 13, 2017

Meeting Agenda

RMI Synthesis Report

Blue Horizons Project Branding Recommendations

September Joint Workshop Update

September 15, 2017

Meeting Agenda

Shelton Group Presentation

September 7th Meeting Materials

August 11, 2017

Meeting Agenda

Shelton Group Update

Meeting Notes

July 14, 2017

Meeting Agenda

RMI Presentation / Recommendations

RMI Solutions Input Tool

RMI Energy Efficiency Market Potential Model

Meeting Notes

June 19, 2017 Webinar for RMI Presentation Part II
RMI Presentation Part II Slides

You can find the entire RMI Presentation (Part I & II Combined) here.
June 9, 2017 Meeting Agenda
RMI Presentation - Part I
Meeting Notes
May 12, 2017

Meeting Agenda
Cathy Scott Presentation
Tyler Garrison Presentation
Seffi Raush Presentation
NC Leaders Letter
Endorse Carbon Fee and Dividend
Bill Mahoney Presentation
Energy Saver's Network
Energy Saver's Network Brochure
Debbie Resnick Presentation
Sam Ruark Presentation
Beatrice Nathan Presentation

Meeting Notes

April 7, 2017

Meeting Agenda
City Recommendations
County Recommendations
Duke Energy Technology Update
SACEE Letter of Recommendations to City Council

Meeting Notes

March 10, 2017

Meeting Agenda
EITF Technology Workgroup Presentation
RMI Revised Scope Presentation
Duke/Shelton Group Presentation
Programs Group Priority Recommendations - City
Programs Group Priority Recommendations - County
Programs Group Priority Recommendations - Duke Energy

Meeting Notes

February 9, 2017 Meeting Agenda
February 2, 2017 DEP Western Carolinas Modernization - AMI 
January 2017 Meeting Cancelled
December 14, 2016 Meeting Agenda
Existing DEP Programs Presentation
Energy Use in DEP-West Presentation
RMI EITF Process Update
November 11, 2016 Meeting Agenda
Baseline and Targets RMI Presentation
Process Update RMI Presentation
Programs Work Group Presentation
October 14, 2016 Meeting Agenda
RMI Overview of Process Design
Meeting Notes
Data Request List
September 9, 2016 Meeting Agenda
RMI-Progressing the Work of the EITF
Technologies Work Group Presentation
Meeting Notes
August 15, 2016 Meeting Agenda
Duke Energy Presentation
Meeting Notes
July 8, 2016 Meeting Video Part 1
Meeting Video Part 2
7.8.16 Michael Youth Presentation 
7.8.16 IRP Overview
7.8.16 Sam Ruark Model Programs Presentation
June 10, 2016 Meeting Agenda
Meeting Notes
May 13, 2016 First Meeting Agenda of the Energy Innovation Task Force
Meeting Notes
February 7, 2016 Overview of the Energy Innovation Task Force - Joint Meeting of Buncombe County Commission and Asheville City Council

                                       

Contact Information

Councilor Julie Mayfield
City of Asheville
828-271-4544
juliemayfield@avlcouncil.com

Commissioner Brownie Newman
Buncombe County
828-250-4011
brownie.newman@buncombecounty.org

Jason Walls
Duke Energy
704-382-5559
jason.walls@duke-energy.com

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