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:

 

  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

 

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:green energy concept of leaf inside a lightbulb

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 Documents
06/14/2019 Agenda 6/14/2019 Documents
04/12/2019 Agenda 4/12/2019 Documents
02/08/2019 Agenda 02/08/2019 Documents
08/09/2019 Agenda 08/09/2019 Documents

 


Contact Information

 

For archived materials please contact

Bridget Herring

828-259-5558.