Public Forums: Offshore Wind in North Carolina: The Basics, Government Perspectives and Utility Perspectives

North Carolina has the #1 offshore wind resource on the East Coast and efforts are underway to bring offshore wind energy development to the state.  The Bureau of Ocean Energy Management’s North Carolina Offshore Renewable Energy Task Force is identifying suitable lease sites in federal waters with the input of local, state and federal stakeholders.  Forum attendees will learn about the basics of offshore wind energy and the benefits for North Carolina, the political support for offshore wind in North Carolina, the potential for interconnecting offshore wind into North Carolina’s electricity grid and the ongoing utility studies for offshore wind.

 

Brunswick County Public Forum

December 12, 2011

7:00pm – 9:00pm

South Brunswick Islands Center

9400 Ocean Highway West

Calabash, NC 28467

 

Speakers:

Tate Johnson, Governor’s Eastern Office

Larry Shirley, NC Department of Commerce

Jen Banks, NC Solar Center

Mark Byrd, Progress Energy

Christopher Fallon, Duke Energy

 

Onslow County Public Forum

December 13, 2011

7:00pm – 9:00pm

Jacksonville City Hall Council Chambers

815 New Bridge Street

Jacksonville, NC 28540

 

Speakers:

Tate Johnson, Governor’s Eastern Office

Brian O’Hara, NC Offshore Wind Coalition

Larry Shirley, NC Department of Commerce

Jen Banks, NC Solar Center

Mark Byrd, Progress Energy

Christopher Fallon, Duke Energy

 

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