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Microsoft Highlights EPIC as an Innovative Customer

   May 25, 2021

Microsoft highlights EPIC as one of its innovative customers, who is committed to improving electric vehicle charging infrastructure. To see what Microsoft has to say about EPIC's project, visit here!

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A Review of the Duke Energy 2020 Climate Report

   May 25, 2021

On May 6th, EPIC, represented by Mike Mazzola, took part in a panel discussion between representatives from EPRI, Clean Air Carolina, the Environmental Defense Fund, and Duke Energy to discuss and review the Duke Energy 2020 Climate Report,...

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Energy Summit: Advancements in Power and Energy

   May 25, 2021

On May 11th, 2021, various local and state power and energy experts met for an Energy Summit which brought its audience up to speed on advancements in industry and presented ways to improve your bottom line. This energy summit, presented by Duke Energy, addressed these key topics:

· Renewable Natural Gas Update: Turning Hog Farm Methane into Clean Energy

· Climate and Policy...

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Fox 46 Charlotte Explores EPIC as the Need for Resilient Energy Infrastructure Increases

   May 25, 2021

With the recent gas pipeline cyberattack, many have now wondered if our power grid could experience that same reality. With great power comes great responsibility. Our faculty and staff here at EPIC are committed to make the grid resilient, one way being well-protected against cyberattacks. Fox 46 Charlotte interviewed Dr. Cox here...

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Peak Demand podcast: Hot of the Press - the NC Carbon Reduction Policy Study

   March 31, 2021

The North Carolina Clean Energy Plan (CEP), developed pursuant to NC Governor Cooper’s Executive Order 80, called for a year-long study of carbon-reduction policies to achieve the CEP’s emissions targets for the power sector: a 70 percent reduction in 2005 emissions levels by 2030, and carbon neutrality by 2050. Duke University’s Nicholas Institute...

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Peak Demand podcast: Hard to Handle - Energy Storage Integration Issues Facing Utilities

   February 3, 2021

EPIC talks with Duke Energy's Sherif Abdelrazek on challenges and issues utilities face integrating energy storage into their energy mix.

To listen now, click here or visit https://www.peak-demand.com/e/hard-to-handle-energy-storage-integration-issues-for-utilities/

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EPIC is one of 10 selected nationwide for U.S. Department of Energy award

   January 14, 2021

UNC Charlotte’s Energy Production and Infrastructure Center is one of 10 selected nationwide for a prestigious U.S. Department of Energy award. Recipients of this grant will work to improve the resilience and reliability of the regional grid.

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New Report Outlines How Duke Energy Can Meet Its Climate Goals

   January 13, 2021

EPIC is pleased to be included in Clean Air Carolina's Climate Report Review Group and help to outline steps Duke Energy can take to meet its climate goals.

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The 3rd EPIC Innovator competition is open for applications

   December 17, 2020

The EPIC Innovator aims to identify and recognize entrepreneurial students with a focus on energy. Individuals or teams are invited to submit ideas, projects, technology concepts, or prototypes that they believe are worthy of further exploration and funding. All submissions need to be energy-related and only UNC Charlotte students are eligible. Applications are accepted...

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Peak Demand Episode 6: Wind of Change - Factors Driving the Energy Transition

   December 7, 2020

Zeke Hausfather, director of climate and energy at The Breakthrough Institute, discusses the challenges associated with the global energy transition from fossil fuel generation and consumption, to more renewables. 

To listen now click here or visit https://www...

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