North Carolina
Department of Administration

Michael F. Easley, GovernorBritt Cobb, Secretary

April 1, 2008
Jill Warren Lucas


RALEIGH – The State Energy Office (SEO) of the N.C. Department of Administration will present its fifth annual N.C. Sustainable Energy Conference on April 8-9 at the Jane S. McKimmon Conference and Training Center in Raleigh.  

On April 8, Kateri Callahan, President of Alliance to Save Energy, and Scott Sklar, President of the Stella Group and former Director of the Solar Energy Industries Council, will open the conference. The National Renewable Energy Laboratory, as well as a number of state agencies and energy technology manufacturers and businesses, will deliver breakout session presentations. In addition, the state’s electric utilities will take part in discussions about the Renewable Energy and Energy Efficient Portfolio Standard.

On April 9, the conference will focus on ways the state is working with public and private partners to reduce its own energy consumption and achieve mandated performance goals.

The goal of the Sustainable Energy Conference is to provide insights on green building practices, renewable energy and carbon markets, emerging energy efficient and renewable technologies, and public buildings savings opportunities. Coming on the heels of the Emerging Issues Forum, which spotlighted energy issues, the Sustainable Energy Conference will provide a forum to highlight energy technologies and practices that are right for North Carolina. 

An expanded exhibitor area will feature 50 exhibitors and sponsors, who will be on hand to discuss their services and products for North Carolina businesses and agencies. A special “Alternative Fuel Vehicle Showcase” will feature alternative fuel, flex-fuel and plug-in hybrid vehicles and trucks.     

Platinum sponsors for the Sustainable Energy Conference include the Biofuels Center of North Carolina, Brady Trane, Grainger, Honeywell, Novozymes, N.C. Electric Cooperatives, N.C. GreenPower, Progress Energy and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.

The SEO serves as North Carolina’s lead agency for energy programs, services and information. The office promotes energy efficiency, renewable energy and alternative fuels, and striving toward a sustainable energy future.

For registration and general conference additional information, contact the SEO at 919-733-2230 or visit the conference website at