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. Members of the task force have been appointed from local government, environmental and clean energy advocates, large and small businesses, local institutions and Duke Energy Progress. The Task Force Has Two Goals: Avoid or delay the construction of an additional natural gas powered combustion turbine power plant at the Asheville site in the year 2023 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 The current meeting schedule is the second Friday of every other month at 10:00 a.m. in the first floor conference room of the Buncombe County building at 200 College Street. The normal length of the meeting is two hours. To receive meeting updates via email please join the Energy Innovation Task Force Information Google Group HERE. Notice – The next meeting will take place from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m., October 11,2019 in the first floor conference room of the Buncombe County building at 200 College Street. Committee Membership Click HERE for a list of the Energy Innovation Task Force Member Work Groups The Energy Innovation Task Force has formed working groups that will undertake research and discussion on specific aspects of the Energy Innovation’s work plan and are open to any member of the public. Program Work Group: For more information please contact Sam Ruark-Eastes sign up for the Google Group HERE Technology Work Group: Meetings occur the first Thursday of every month from 3:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m., for more information please contact Jon Landy Community Engagement Work Group: For more information please contact Sophie Mullinax or sign up for the Google Group HERE Peak Reduction Work Group: For more information please sign up for the Google Group HERE 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 HERE Meeting Documents Date/agenda Date/Agenda_Link Documents 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 Contact Information For archived materials please contact Bridget Herring 828-259-5558.