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Renewable Energy

You may be eligible to sell us electricity at negotiated rates and conditions if you own qualifying generation such as wind, solar, or hydroelectric that is interconnected directly to the electric grid of members of North Carolina Electric Membership Corporation (see a list of eligible NCEMC members below). Unless otherwise negotiated, under these options for the purchase of qualifying energy, you as the generator owner would maintain all Renewable Energy Credits associated with the output.

Eligible NCEMC Members

Albemarle EMC

Brunswick EMC

Cape Hatteras Electric Cooperative

Carteret-Craven Electric Cooperative

Central EMC

Edgecombe-Martin County EMC

Four County EMC

Halifax EMC

Jones-Onslow EMC

Lumbee River EMC

Pee Dee Electric

Pitt & Greene EMC

Randolph EMC

Roanoke Electric Cooperative

South River EMC

Surry Yadkin EMC

Tideland EMC

Tri-County EMC

Union Power Cooperative

Wake EMC


All Qualifying Facility generator developers that intend to sell energy to NCEMC are fully responsible for adhering to all utility requirements, applicable federal rules and regulations, state and local ordinances and regulations adopted by the North Carolina Utilities Commission.  This website does not establish a legal or binding arrangement; it is intended solely to provide access to general information about potential options that may be available through NCEMC. Generators are responsible for consulting with appropriate legal and energy professionals in determining if generation ownership is the right choice and for assistance in navigating applicable requirements and procedures.


Options at a Glance

View a chart overview of options to sell us qualifying energy.

What you need to know:

  • All developers installing generation must follow interconnection procedures of the NCEMC member including any and all required interconnection studies.
  • All developers installing generation must provide a Report of Proposed Construction or, if more than 2 megawatts (MW), receive a Certificate of Public Convenience and Necessity from the NCUC.
  • All developers that sell power to NCEMC must enter a Power Purchase Agreement (PPA):
    • Developers of renewable generation with net capacities < 500 kW will ordinarily sell power directly to the interconnecting NCEMC member.
    • Developers of renewable generation with net capacities 500 kW and greater may pursue a negotiated PPA with NCEMC.
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