In fall 2010, NC State Energy Management was awarded a $475,488 grant from the US Department of Energy and the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) to fund 10 new full time positions for future energy professionals through April 2012.
Two fellows worked with each of these 5 campus-related organizations:
- Energy Management - Analyzing data, identifying opportunities for energy conservation measures and providing outreach efforts.
- University Sustainability Office - Developing a strategy for renewable energy at NC State, creating case studies and making connections to affect behavior change at NC State.
- North Carolina Solar Center - Clean transportation, Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) Education, and Green Research for Incorporating Data in the Classroom (GRIDc).
- FREEDM Systems Center - Clean transportation, renewable energy integration and smart grid systems.
- Advanced Energy - Performing building energy audits, energy-related regional planning and technical assistance for energy programs across the state of North Carolina.
The fellows also collaborated on three additional projects:
- Centennial Campus Smart Grid – Developing and beginning to implement a smart grid plan for Centennial Campus.
- Sustainable Outreach Materials - Creating energy conservation outreach materials that showcase the collaborative efforts of sustainability among the program partners and position NC State University as an energy leader.
- Development of a Statewide Clean Transportation Comprehensive Plan - Establishing a common platform to track and report state-wide non-petroleum fuel use, coordinating an electric transportation roadmap, and helping coordinate electric vehicle infrastructure planning with the Clean Cities coalitions and public utilities.