Renewable energy portfolio: Senate Law (SL) 2007-397
Wind energy facilities: 15A North Carolina Administrative Code (NCAC) 07H.0106 and 15A NCAC 07H.0208
North Carolina Utilities Commission
North Carolina Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR)
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See national section for basic information and federal regulations.
• Rules. To date, the federal government's involvement in renewable energy programs has been limited to voluntary programs and to providing financial incentives for renewable energy generation.
North Carolina state legislation has established a renewable energy portfolio standard and has developed regulations for the permitting of certain renewable energy facilities.
• Administration and enforcement. The North Carolina Utilities Commission will oversee the state's renewable energy portfolio standard. DENR administers and enforces the permitting of wind energy facilities.
Renewable Energy Portfolio Standard
North Carolina has passed renewable energy portfolio statutes requiring each public and municipal electric utility company that sells electricity in North Carolina to use renewable energy resources to supply a set portion of retail energy sales.
Public utility companies. Public utilities must establish a renewable energy portfolio as follows:
Up to 25 percent of the aforementioned requirements may be satisfied through the implementation of energy ...