State of the Energy Economy (NC 2013)

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The luncheon speech given by Ivan Urlaub, Executive Director of the NC Sustainable Energy Association, at the Making Energy Work Conference in 2013.

The luncheon speech given by Ivan Urlaub, Executive Director of the NC Sustainable Energy Association, at the Making Energy Work Conference in 2013.

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  • 1. The State of Clean Energy in 2013: The Evolution Has Begun Ivan Urlaub, Executive Director NC Sustainable Energy Association
  • 2. Note: Alternative fueling stations figure is not current Source: NCSEA
  • 3. North Carolina: Growth of Clean Energy Industry Business Activity 1,200 EE Design & Construction EE Retrofitting Education, Services & Consulting 1,000 221 RE Installer, Designer, Developer 800 206 Manufacturing RE Retailer & Distributor 600 189 Power Generation Owner or Operator 149 400 119 200 78 63 44 0 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 Source: NCSEA Number of Organizations R&D
  • 4. Clean Energy Full Time Equivalents Business Activity Education, Services, & Consulting Power Generation Owner or Operator RE Installer, Designer, Developer RE Retailer & Distributor EE Retrofitting EE Design & Construction Manufacturing R&D 4,587 580 2,352 453 1,614 2,896 1,983 2,476 0 1,000 2,000 3,000 4,000 5,000 Number of Full Time Equilvanets Anticipated Change in Clean Energy Jobs Over Next 12 Months Business Activity Education, Services, & Consulting 38% 16% Power Generation Owner or Operator 40% 55% RE Installer, Designer, Developer 13% 44% 15% 29% Very likely to add 35% Somewhat likely to add RE Retailer or Distributor 46% 11% EE Retrofitting 35% 16% EE Design & Construction 36% 38% 15% 41% 46% Manufacturing 50% 14% R&D 50% 14% 0% 20% 40% Remain unchanged 60% 31% 34% 80% 100% Source: NCSEA
  • 5. Employment Trends by Business Activity Highest employment growth since 2008 in: • Education, services and consulting • Energy efficient design and construction • Renewable energy designer, installer, developer Highest anticipated rate of employment growth in 2014 (% of firms to add jobs) • Power generation owner or operator (68%) • Manufacturing and/or production (63%) • Research & Development (62%) Source: NCSEA
  • 6. North Carolina: Growth of Clean Energy Industry Business Focus 900 EE & Building Sciences Solar 800 267 Biomass 700 600 EV/Alternative Fueling Wind 500 196 Smart Grid 400 Energy Storage Hydroelectric 97 300 73 200 56 51 30 32 28 100 0 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 Firms can indicate more than one business focus. This graph shows 827 business focuses across 571 firms. Source: NCSEA Number of Organizations Geothermal
  • 7. Clean Energy Full Time Equivalents Business Focus 678 EV/Alternative Fueling Energy Storage 544 EE & Building Sciences 5,505 Smart Grid 4,177 Geothermal 480 Hydroelectric 962 Biomass 1,277 Wind 632 Solar 2,432 0 1,000 2,000 3,000 4,000 Number of Full Time Equilvanets 5,000 6,000 Anticipated Change in Clean Energy Jobs Over Next 12 Months Business Focus EV/Alternative Fueling 41% Energy Storage 44% EE & Building Sciences 32% Smart Grid Wind Solar 20% 37% 16% 42% 11% 39% 0% 45% 8% 44% 39% 16% 40% Remain unchanged 49% 15% 40% Somewhat likely to add 40% 17% 45% Biomass Very likely to add 49% 15% 30% Hydroelectric 33% 18% 43% Geothermal 29% 22% 60% 80% 100% Source: NCSEA
  • 8. Employment Trends by Business Focus Highest rates of employment growth since 2008 in: • Energy efficiency and building sciences • Solar • Smart Grid Highest anticipated rate of employment growth in 2014 (% of firms to add jobs) • Energy Storage (61%) • EV/Alternative Fuels (61%) • Smart Grid (60%) Source: NCSEA
  • 9. Energy’s Shifting Foundation • • • • • • • • • • Accelerating tech innovation and optionality Inverting cost relationships Flat electricity load Increased domestic resources - for how long? Rising popular preference for energy assurance Increasing customer access to data and solutions Increasing customer access to distributed energy Changing cultural preferences Energy storage – when will it commercialize? Clearing design hurdles previously separating electricity from transportation and infrastructure • Regulatory structures trying to keep pace, new regulations
  • 10. Source: NC RETS, NCSEA
  • 11. Source: NC RETS, NCSEA
  • 12. 450 North Carolina Clean Energy Industry Export Activity North Carolina Regional Markets 400 350 Percent of products or services 300 Less than 10% 10% up to 24% 250 25% up to 49% 50% up to 74% 200 75% up to 99% 100% 150 100 National Markets 50 International Markets 0 Local markets Regional Markets National Markets International Markets Source: NCSEA