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Current Military Energy Challenges and Opportunities

The NC Military Business Center was invited by Business NC Magazine to join several other energy experts to talk about North Carolina’s energy needs in the magazine’s August issue. Titled “Flipping the Switch”, Diane Cherry, NCMBC’s environment and energy strategic industry professional, participated in this roundtable discussion to include the military perspective. She mentioned the growing importance of energy resilience because bases must be able to meet a 14-day requirement for sustaining critical operations in the event of a power outage. Installations are identifying these critical installations that demand uninterrupted power. Bases are also trying to retire legacy diesel generators, replace them with a distributed energy resources system, as well as train the base energy staff on maintenance and operation of these new technologies. Military installations want to island, and own their own generation, which can be challenging within North Carolina’s energy regulatory environment.

For more details on the dialogue, please check out it here: https://issuu.com/businessnc/docs/bnc_aug2021/. The energy roundtable begins on page 38 in the magazine’s August issue.





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