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 regular meeting will be held on Friday, August 11th from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. in the Buncombe 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.
Programs Work Group: The July 13th meeting has been cancelled. Meetings occur the second Thursday of every month from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. The next meeting will be August 10th at Community Action Opportunities. For more information please contact Sam Ruark at email@example.com 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 firstname.lastname@example.org or sign up for the Google Group HERE.
Community Engagement Work Group: The July meeting has been cancelled. Meetings occur the fourth Wednesday of every month. Please contact Cari Barcus for more information & sign up for the Google Group HERE.
Peak Reduction Work Group: July meeting date TBD. For more information, please sign up for the Google Group HERE.
EITF Work Group Descriptions
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Buncombe County, the City of Asheville and Duke Energy Progress have established a joint task force known as the Energy Innovation Task Force. Members have been appointed from local government, environmental and clean energy advocates, large and small businesses, local institutions and Duke Energy Progress. They will research, recommend and implement energy efficiency and demand-side management programs and projects and distributed energy technology in Buncombe County (subject to appropriate North Carolina Utilities Commission approval). This Task Force will seek input from and engagement with the public as an integral part of its work.
Energy Innovation Task Force Summary
EITF Member List
Citizen Times Article
|July 14, 2017
RMI Presentation / Recommendations
RMI Solutions Input Tool
|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
RMI Presentation - Part I
|May 12, 2017
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
|April 7, 2017
Duke Energy Technology Update
SACEE Letter of Recommendations to City Council
|March 10, 2017
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
|February 9, 2017
|February 2, 2017
||DEP Western Carolinas Modernization - AMI
|December 14, 2016
Existing DEP Programs Presentation
Energy Use in DEP-West Presentation
RMI EITF Process Update
|November 11, 2016
Baseline and Targets RMI Presentation
Process Update RMI Presentation
Programs Work Group Presentation
|October 14, 2016
RMI Overview of Process Design
Data Request List
|September 9, 2016
RMI-Progressing the Work of the EITF
Technologies Work Group Presentation
|August 15, 2016
Duke Energy Presentation
|July 8, 2016
||Meeting Video Part 1
Meeting Video Part 2
|June 10, 2016
|May 13, 2016
||First Meeting Agenda of the Energy Innovation Task Force
Council Resolution - March 22, 2016
Overview - Rocky Mountain Institute Presentation
Summary Document - Rocky Mountain Institute
7.8.16 Michael Youth Presentation
7.8.16 IRP Overview
7.8.16 Sam Ruark Model Programs Presentation
2.7.17 EITF Overview for Joint City/County Meeting
Buncombe County Resolution # 17-03-05 - Support Of On-Bill Financing
Councilor Julie Mayfield
City of Asheville
Commissioner Brownie Newman