Energy Innovation Task Force


The Energy Innovation Task Force is a joint initiative between the City of Asheville, Buncombe County and Duke Energy Progress to research and recommend energy efficiency and demand-side management programs in Buncombe County.

On January 28, 2020 City Council voted to dissolve the Energy Innovation Task Force to be replaced by the Blue Horizons Project Community Council. The final meeting of the Energy Innovation Task Force took place March 11, 2020. The City and County issued a joint request for proposal (RFP) to contract with a nonprofit to implement the Blue Horizons Project and manage the Blue Horizons Project Community Council. The Green Built Alliance was selected to implement the Blue Horizons Project and support the Blue Horizons Project Community Council.

 


The Task Force

 

The Task Force Has Two Goals:

  1. Avoid or delay the construction of an additional natural gas powered combustion turbine power plant at the Asheville site in the year 2023
  2. Transition Western North Carolina to a cleaner, affordable, and smarter energy future through community engagement and collaboration that is mutually beneficial to the community, customers, and Duke Energy Progress

 


Regular Meeting Schedule

Notice: The Blue Horizons Project Community Council will meet virtually, Thursday, November 19th at 3 p.m. The traditional meeting length is two hours. To participate in this meeting please use this zoom link.

For more information including an agenda and call-in number please visit the Blue Horizons Project Community Council website.


 

Get Involved

 

Through the research of the Energy Innovation Task Force the Blue Horizons Project was launched to assist residents and business owners reduce their energy consumption and invest in renewable energy.

 

Check out how you can get involved with the Blue Horizons Project.

 

 

 


Meeting Documents

 

Date/Agenda_Link_Title
Date/Agenda_Link
Documents_Link_Title
Documents_Link
06/14/2019 Agenda https://drive.google.com/open?id=10C-RH4k665lQepg9wDdRdrQ2CZnbViu2gu_MosumlwQ 6/14/2019 Documents https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1RRmGchTW8_ImgRtnOtKarlGod38PhLSb?usp=sharing
04/12/2019 Agenda https://drive.google.com/open?id=0BzZzONRPV-VAVDdGQ0ljLTRWUENnYXFEMVRJTFVzT0F5aTBB 4/12/2019 Documents https://drive.google.com/open?id=1gk6cHpjrX_l7rjT8VcKMuAY5GPRqx0BH
02/08/2019 Agenda https://docs.google.com/document/d/1Z3KNnsV2CWHZN4nq_x1ULJS0jcOm97BUqFVNzBn1fJA/edit?usp=sharing 02/08/2019 Documents https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1B_d6Xq1hjSeZRFU_K2xE0rUoGHajwk-F?usp=sharing
08/09/2019 Agenda https://docs.google.com/document/d/1zkuiTuE5UAJn25GvokrNU1_9oUkti5mGcwtljHdP9S4/edit 08/09/2019 Documents https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1gkN0TUeNHGQcTKyeAhDqvSWiERx-u3Yf
10/11/2019 Agenda https://docs.google.com/document/d/1JtBRC4w7z9lH2vf0ynmnWNd18fapCanVywFrdI75srs/edit 10/11/2019 Documents https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/11EgKeX62amX6JmfQ2vlJdFJwHl2prkC1
01/10/2020 Agenda https://docs.google.com/document/d/1OtzDV8Snz0XCNSmnEDCfT7KTQhPAifcw8NAmpfT0tHw/edit 01/10/2020 Documents https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1zoxn1CgPHGC4beZQgHuMw8XLEHyR5_Oz
03/11/2020 Agenda https://docs.google.com/document/d/110h-DdH6jst-BVDQX9K42g2jeJZ6ye_gz7_GddXw_H4 03/11/2020 Documents https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1lziHA0mbxLbT4rhnwTMeMAiSxyqX_6ZP

 


Contact Information

 

For archived materials please contact

Bridget Herring

828-259-5558.

 

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Energy Innovation Task Force News

ART Transit Center solar panels
City of Asheville shares energy data from first solar installation 

  The City of Asheville recently “flipped the switch” on its first solar energy production site at the newly renovated ART Transit Station, 49 Coxe Ave. After several weeks of being online, the City is pleased to share energy production data with the community.   The real-time information shows power [...]

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City of Asheville committee to hold  climate justice public input session

  The Sustainability Advisory Committee on Energy and the Environment (SACEE) will hold a virtual public meeting at 6 p.m. Oct. 28. The City of Asheville declared a climate emergency when City Council approved and adopted Resolution 20-25 on Jan. 29, as endorsed by SACEE. In declaring this emergency, the City has [...]

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City of Asheville ‘flips the switch’ on solar panels at renovated Transit Station

On Oct. 1, the City of Asheville “flipped the switch” on the photovoltaic array, commonly known as solar panels, at the recently renovated ART Transit Station on Coxe Avenue. This is the first City facility to include renewable energy production in a renovation or new construction project. The City is under contract or is in [...]