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IEEFA webinar: Duke Energy’s Carolina integrated resource plans (IRPs) Thursday, April 15

How Duke Energy's Carolina IRPs over-rely on gas while overlooking renewable energy options

Don’t miss IEEFA’s webinar on Duke Energy’s Carolina integrated resource plans (IRPs) and how the company over-relies on gas-fired generation while underrating renewables-based options ⎼ a recurring oversight in utility planning efforts in the U.S.

Log in Thursday, April 15th at 1:00 p.m. EDT for an accessible deep-dive with IEEFA energy analyst Dennis Wamsted who will explore current plans and discuss alternatives.

Drawing on an in-depth review of Duke’s pending IRPs in North and South Carolina, the webinar will cover areas relevant for both regulators and activists across the country, including:

  • Assessing the need for new gas projects;
  • Challenging the financial assumptions behind such projects; and
  • Proposing alternatives, including renewables, storage and energy efficiency.

WHAT: Duke Energy IRPs in Carolinas: Overlooking renewable alternatives to gas

WHO: Dennis Wamsted, IEEFA analyst and report series author

WHEN: Thursday, April 15, 2021 at 1:00 pm EDT

To register (it’s free!), go here.

IEEFA report series: Key Shortcomings in Duke’s North Carolina IRPs, An Issue-By-Issue Analysis

Part 1 – Over-relying on gas-fired generation

Part 2 – Overstating electricity demand growth  

Part 3 – Overlooking battery storage

Part 4 – Ignoring cost savings from renewables  

Webinar registration: bit.ly/3uDa5FE

Media contact

Vivienne Heston ([email protected]), tel: +1 (914) 439-8921


The Institute for Energy Economics and Financial Analysis (IEEFA) examines issues related to energy markets, trends and policies. The Institute’s mission is to accelerate the transition to a diverse, sustainable and profitable energy economy.


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