Applications due February 21, 2020
Raleigh, NC – The Energy Transition Institute, a new think tank based in the Research Triangle of North Carolina, will award up to $15,000 in fellowships to develop original analysis in support of the region’s transition to zero-carbon energy.
Each fellow will be awarded a stipend of $2,500 to conduct part-time analysis on region-wide energy resource planning across North and South Carolina, and they will have the opportunity to present their analysis to the region’s leading clean energy businesses and investors, policymakers, and advocacy organizations.
Eligible candidates include graduate students and post-docs, independent consultants, research assistants, and other analysts located in the United States. Potential candidates are encouraged to express interest at their earliest convenience and no later than February 21, 2020.
The analysis will be used to inform the 2020 integrated resource planning (IRP) process, which represents the region’s most consequential resource planning in more than a decade, entailing implementation of Governor Cooper’s 2019 Clean Energy Plan, Duke Energy’s 2019 Climate Plan, and SC’s Energy Freedom Act of 2019. These plans will encompass approximately 40,000 megawatts of electric load and 15 million consumers.
The Carolinas region is a leading market for renewable power in the United States, with more installed solar electricity capacity in North Carolina than any state except California, representing approximately $10 billion of invested capital in solar to date and a market opportunity of up to $30 billion over the next decade.
The Energy Transition Institute (https://energytransitions.org) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, nonpartisan organization founded in 2019 with a mission to educate emerging leaders about the benefits of transitioning to environmentally responsible energy sources.