E4 Carolinas is the trade association for the Carolinas energy economy, providing Members opportunities to increase their value and success. We promote the Carolinas Energy Economy, mindful of the Efficient use of our resources and conscious of our Environment – those are our “Four Es”.

Member dues are E4 Carolinas’ main source of operating revenue with program income, government and foundation grants and contracts providing the remainder. E4 Carolinas is supported by and works for its Members, which are from all energy sectors. Some are large and established and others are small, early stage companies. Some are directly engaged in the Carolinas energy production and infrastructure industries while others provide valuable services and supplies. Regardless of their size or role, Members find opportunities to collaborate in increasing their value and success in our five focus areas; Workforce Development, Economic Development, Innovation & Capital, Communications & Networking, and Policy.

Explore our website to find the opportunities within our Task Forces, Working Groups, Networks, programs, and events to make you and your organization more valuable and successful. All were developed by Members for Members and are those thought to offer the greatest opportunities to increase Member value and success. Become a member. Become engaged. Become more valuable and successful.


Task Force Value Creation Opportunities
Workforce Development Assesses member workforce development needs, promotes student interest in and curriculum for energy industry jobs, facilitates skilled trades training and workplace learning, develops state of the art professionals through the Carolinas Energy HR Professionals Forum and oversees the operation of two leadership development programs; Emerging Leaders and Leadership Energy Carolinas.
Economic Development Maintains the Carolinas Energy Trade Network, supports local and state energy-related economic development and business attraction, Identifies customer and supplier opportunities for members and maintains a directory of companies and organizations in the Carolinas Energy Economy.
Innovation & Capital Maintains the Carolinas Energy Innovation and Capital Network, which promotes energy business commercialization and energy project development, and highlights Carolinas energy innovation success stories through the Emerging Energy Technology Series.
Communications & Networking Promotes member speaker participation in dozens of Carolinas energy conferences, oversees the Carolinas Energy Leadership Awards, publishes the E4 Carolinas Energy News Weekly, maintains the Carolinas Energy Communicators Network and organizes the E4 Carolinas website which includes a member directory and Carolinas energy events calendar.
Policy Monitors federal and state energy policy, organizes or facilitates forums and workshops to better inform Members, policy makers or regulators, serves on federal, state or local committees to enhance energy industry knowledge, collaborates in policy studies and publish white papers and maintains the North Carolina Electric Utility of the Future working group.