Check out Pisgah Energy’s feature in the E2/NCSEA ‘Clean Jobs North Carolina 2020’ Report! We discuss our work supporting Buncombe County and the City of Asheville’s commitment to 100% clean energy by 2030.
Evan and Pisgah Energy were a perfect fit to manage this work because they understood the values of this mountain community. As Evan explained, “We live here because we love the mountains. In fact, it was Appalachian State University’s renewable energy technology program that gave me the hands-on skills to get started in an industry where I felt I could make a real difference. It’s been 21 years and I can’t imagine doing anything else. We want to give back to the community that has given so much to us.”
Pisgah estimates that the projects in the RFP could reduce energy consumption by over 40 percent for these facilities. As for the business case for developing these projects, Evan said, “While these projects do make financial sense to all the agencies involved—utility bills will be reduced and savings will be realized—it’s the City and County’s strong commitment to reducing CO2 emissions that is the real driving force here. Yes, it’s a good business case and, perhaps more importantly, it’s imperative for the health of our community and planet.”
To read more about our work, download the ‘Clean Jobs North Carolina 2020’ Report here.