The State Energy Office is dedicated to ensuring a sustainable energy future for the citizens of North Carolina. To achieve this, the office encourages "leading by example" with programs, services and technical expertise focused on energy efficiency in the public sector, encouraging the growth and development of the state energy economy and making North Carolina a leader in the creation of green jobs. The Office works to increase the use of renewable energy, alternative fuels and energy efficiency throughout the state, serving as the principal source of information for these energy areas.

The North Carolina Energy Office is located at: 1830-A Tillery Place; Raleigh, N.C. 27604. The mailing address is: 1340 Mail Service Center; Raleigh, N.C. 27699-1340. PHONE -- 919.733.2230; toll-free at 800.662.7131; FAX ?919.733.2953

Announcements

  • WEATHERIZATION ASSISTANCE PROGRAM: Solicitation No. 2011AMMRNH - Permanent Designations for Anson, Montgomery, Moore, Richmond and New Hanover Counties ?The North Carolina Weatherization Assistance Program seeks one or more administrators of weatherization services for Anson, Montgomery, Moore, Richmond and New Hanover counties. Completed paper work (see the checklist on page 11 of the solicitation) along with the completed "Sample Work Plan" spreadsheet and "Application Information Form" must be submitted by 2 p.m. Friday June 17, 2011. An information session will be conducted via the Internet, at 2 p.m. Thursday May 26, 2011. All questions must be submitted via e-mail to Yvonne Height at yheight@nccommerce.com, no later than 5 p.m. Thursday June 2, 2011.
  • N.C. DEPT. OF TRANSPORTATION REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS: RFP # 11GESPC31-01 -- Guaranteed Energy Savings Performance Contracting ?The N.C. Department of Transportation is seeking proposals for energy efficiency upgrades for facilities (the Transportation Building Complex in downtown Raleigh; the Olivia Raney Library Building in downtown Raleigh and the Century Center Complex on Birch Ridge Road in Raleigh) through a "guaranteed energy saving contract" also known as "performance contracting." There is a mandatory pre-proposal meeting at 10 a.m. on Thursday May 2, 2011 in the Board of Transportation Room in the Highway Building of the Transportation Building Complex in downtown Raleigh. Proposals will be opened and announced at 2 p.m. on Tuesday July 12, 2011. Questions should be directed to Priscilla Tyree Williams at (919) 715-0402.
  • N.C. DEPT. OF TRANSPORTATION REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS: RFP # 11GESPC31-01 ADDENDUM 1 - Guaranteed Energy Savings Performance Contracting. The purpose of this Addendum #1 is to correct the date for the mandatory pre-proposal meeting to 10 a.m. on Monday May 2, 2011.
  • RECOVERY ACT FUNDING STATUS REPORT (04-12-2011): Energy Efficiency and Conservation Block Grants and State Energy Program
  • GREEN BUSINESS FUND CALL FOR PROPOSALS No.: NCBST-11011GBF-ARRA -- Energy Efficiency And Renewable Energy Projects Small Businesses And Nonprofits -- The N.C. Green Business Fund in the N.C. Office of Science and Technology, a division of the state Department of Commerce, are seeking proposals from small for-profit businesses and nonprofit organizations for energy efficiency projects to reduce energy consumption, implement renewable energy measures and promote the use of building energy efficiency. Proposals are solicited from North Carolina-based for-profit businesses with fewer than 100 employees and non-profit organizations with projects that directly benefit small businesses. Funds for this solicitation come from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 through a federal Department of Energy grant to the North Carolina Energy Office. Funding can be used to support energy efficient materials, equipment purchases, contracting, installation and training related to renewable energy or energy efficiency measures. Consideration will be given to proposals that leverage non-federal funds. Additional consideration will also be given to proposals that benefit economically distressed regions: North Carolina Tier One and Tier Two counties as defined by the N.C. Dept. of Commerce. The Green Business Fund has approximately $3 million available for all awards to qualified projects. The minimum application funding request is $100,000, and the maximum $500,000. This solicitation closes at 2 p.m. Wednesday March 30, 2011. For information on the N.C. Office of Science and Technology Green Business Fund, go online to www.ncscitech.com/gbf
  • SOLITICATION No. 2011WXSSP ADDENDUM 3 -- Weatherization Assistance Program: The purpose of this addendum #3 is to answer questions submitted through January 31, 2011.
  • SOLITICATION No. 2011WXSSP ADDENDUM 2 -- Weatherization Assistance Program: The Purpose of this Addendum #2 is to answer questions submitted through January 21, 2011.
  • SOLITICATION No. 2011WXSSP ADDENDUM 1 -- Weatherization Assistance Program: The purpose of this Addendum #1 is to amend the Historically Underutilized Business certification.
  • SOLITICATION No. 2011WXSSP -- Weatherization Assistance Program - Pre-Qualification of Building Shell Weatherization Service Providers (RECOVERY ACT) This Invitation to submit applications under the Weatherization Assistance Program is issued by the North Carolina Energy Office. The Energy Office will evaluate each Application in order to create a list of approved subcontractors to perform weatherization work for the Weatherization Assistance Program. The Energy Office will provide this list to its 28 sub-grantees. Sub-grantees will have the option of continuing to use their own procurement processes or of using this Approved Subcontractors List to select subcontractors to perform the shell work. Public, for-profit, and 501(c)(3) not-for-profit entities that are licensed General Contractors in the State of North Carolina and able to provide the building shell weatherization services are eligible to apply. The Weatherization Assistance Program is funded through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009. This solicitation has rolling deadlines, starting 2 p.m. Monday Jan. 31, 2011 and continuing monthly at 2 p.m. on the last business day of each month during 2011.
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Energy Policy Council

Governor Scientific Panel on Offshore Energy

Offshore Wind Energy Nov. 5, 2010 Briefing

Funding Opportunities

Workshop for Recipients of American Recovery and Reinvestment Act Grants and Funds
"Putting Your Federal Recovery Dollars To Work Now"

Power Point presentations and other materials from the October 2010 training workshop for recipients of federal Recovery Act grants and other funds distributed by the North Carolina Energy Office.

Program Priorities & Energy Empowers

  • Communications
  • Technical Assistance

  • Technical Assistance Overview
  • Energy Efficiency and Conservation Block Grant Website Tour
  • Davis-Bacon Compliance

  • Davis-Bacon Guide
  • Davis-Bacon Resources
  • Davis-Bacon: More Resources
  • Buy American

  • Buy American Provisions
  • Reporting

  • Energy Efficiency and Conservation Block Grant Reporting
  • On-site Monitoring
  • Reporting to DOE Overview
  • EPA Energy Star Portfolio Manager

  • Energy Star for Energy Efficiency and Conservation Block Grants
  • EPA Energy Star Portfolio Manager
  • Energy Star Resources
  • Seminar for Energy Internships and Fellowships Programs

    General

  • American Recovery and Reinvestment Act Grant Implementation PowerPoint presentation (June, 2010 webinar)
  • Contracting Guidance for State Energy Program and Energy Efficiency and Conservation Grant Grantees
  • Davis-Bacon:

  • Implementation of Davis-Bacon Act/ State Energy Program
  • Guidance on Implementation of the Davis-Bacon Act
  • Reporting:

  • Sample and Blank Monthly Grantee Narrative Form
  • N.C. Vendor Electronic Payment Form
  • Dept. of Energy "Buy American Guidance"
  • Dept. of Energy Information on “Buy American?Waivers
  • Monthly Financial Report to N.C. Energy Office Instructions
  • Monthly Financial Report to N.C. Energy Office Template
  • Advertising:

  • Minority Newspapers in North Carolina
  • Minority Newspapers?Phone Numbers
  • Information, Forms and Documents for Recipients of American Recovery and Reinvestment Act Grants and Funds

    Power Point presentations, course materials and reporting forms from June 2010 training Webinar for recipients of federal Recovery Act grants and other funds distributed by the North Carolina Energy Office.

  • American Recovery and Reinvestment Act Grant Implementation PowerPoint Presentation
  • View and Listen to the Recovery Act Grant Implementation Webinar from Wednesday, Feb. 16
  • DOCUMENTS AND FORMS:

  • Site Visit Forms for Monitors
  • State Energy Program Grantees/Special Terms and Conditions
  • Energy Efficiency and Conservation Block Grant Grantees/Special Terms and Conditions
  • Implementation of the Davis-Bacon Act/State Energy Program
  • Guidance On Implementation of the Davis-Bacon Act
  • Template for Required Davis-Bacon Act Contract Clauses
  • N.C. Office of Economic Recovery and Investment Management Directive On Procurement of Goods and Services
  • Amendment 1 on N.C. OERI Management Directive On Procurement of Goods and Services
  • Amendment 2 On N.C. OERI Management Directive On Procurement of Goods and Services
  • National Environmental Policy Act Guide for State Energy Programs and Energy Efficiency and Conservation Block Grant Projects
  • Dept. of Energy Waste Stream Provisions for Energy Efficiency and Conservation Block Grants
  • Fraud, Waste and Abuse Hotline Poster
  • Dept. of Energy "Buy American" Guidance
  • Dept. of Energy Information on "Buy American" Waivers
  • Sample Newspaper Notice Advertisement
  • Minority Newspapers in North Carolina
  • Minority Newspapers Phone Numbers
  • Contracting Guidance for State Energy Program and Energy Efficiency and Conservation Grant Grantees
  • Sample Monthly Grantee Narrative Report Form
  • Blank Monthly Grantee Narrative Reporting Form
  • Monthly Financial Report to N.C. Energy Office Instructions
  • Monthly Financial Report to N.C. Energy Office Template
  • N.C. Energy Office Request For Budget Revision Form
  • N.C. Vendor Total Credit Check Electronic Payment Form
  • Subcontract/Subgrant Identification Information Form
  • Workshop for Companies Providing Technical Assistance on Access to Federal Recovery Funds

    Power Point presentations and course materials from the North Carolina Energy Office training workshop for providers of technical assistance on how to gain access and apply for Federal Energy Recovery energy grant funds and developing required energy efficiency and conservation plans and programs.

  • Workshop Power Point Presentation
  • Course Text
  • Recovery Act Reporting Requirements Power Point Presentation
  • Sample Energy Plan
  • Blank Audit Sheet
  • Request for Technical Assistance Application
  • Audit Checklist
  • Audit Checklist Sample
  • Single Site Spreadsheet
  • Multi-Site Spreadsheet
  • Workshops on Access to
    Federal Recovery Funds

    Power Point presentations and course materials from the 2009 N.C. Energy Office workshops on how to gain access and apply for Federal Recovery energy grant funds.

    View July 21 Workshop webcast. Click here

  • State Energy Program Fact Sheet
  • Energy Efficiency and Conservation Block Grant Fact Sheet
  • Work Shop Power Point Presentation
  • Course text
  • Tactics tables
  • Sample energy plan
  • Audit checklist
  • Audit checklist sample
  • Single site spreadsheet
  • Multi site spreadsheet

  • North Carolina's Annual
    Sustainable Energy Conference

    7th Annual Sustainable Energy Conference April 20-21, 2010
    Sustainability: Moving Beyond the Federal Stimulus
    Daily Agenda with Speaker Presentations

    The Sixth Annual North Carolina Sustainable Energy Conference
    The New Reality: A Time to Act
    Presentations Available

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    Energy Star
    Energy Star
    North Carolina Weatherization Assistance Program
    NC RecoveryJobsNOW


    View the latest presentation
    on the N.C. Energy Program


    Employment Opportunities

    State Energy Office opening positions are listed on the Office of State Personnel's Web site. All applicants must fill out a PD-107 form to apply and follow the application submission instructions on the posting.

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  • Weatherization Program Analyst, closes Oct. 19, 2010

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