Progress Energy Carolinas, a North Carolina utility, ranked 8th and with their newly merged sister utilityDuke Energy Carolinas at 14th, brought the state of North Carolina into the top five states nationally. As evidenced by the comparatively large average system size –579 kW and 160 kW for Progress Carolinas and Duke Carolinas, respectively (compared to 71 kW nationally) — the increased activity at these two utilities occurred in the commercial and utility-scale segments through a combination of the state’s renewable energy tax credit and favorable qualifying facility rates.
8. Progress Energy Carolinas 69.5 MW (Annual capacity in megawatts)
Jun 24th, 2013