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E4 Carolinas is the trade association for Carolina energy companies and organizations. We are a non-profit trade association organized and governed by our members to increase their value and success. Any company or organization having a Carolina energy interest may be a member. E4 Carolinas is supported by annual member dues and program fees. The best way to think of E4 Carolinas is as a consulting firm engaged by its 150+ members to annually produce programs, services and events which provide members more value collectively than if produced by each individually. E4 Carolinas is the only organization promoting and connecting all Carolina energy companies and organizations.

At E4 Carolinas’ Annual Meeting members elect the Board of Directors which determines program areas and hires and maintains a staff. Task Forces, co-chaired by one or more Board of Director members, determine the programs, services and events produced for members. Any employee of a member company or organization may join any Task Force and access any program, service or event (user fees or capacity restrictions may apply). To increase members’ professional network exposure, non-members are invited to attend certain events at a non-member fee and as space is available.

Members also realize value through these various services delivered by staff:

  • E4 Carolinas’ staff advises members on business development opportunity. Each week we introduce members to new customers, suppliers or collaborators from the 1,000+ Carolina energy company/organization directory E4 Carolinas maintains. Contact E4 Carolinas’ staff for a business development consultation.
  • Members may connect directly via the password-protected, member-only E4 Carolinas Member Network. Hundreds of E4 Carolinas members’ employees have registered, providing their name, title, company and contact information. Employees of any E4 Carolinas member may join by completing the Network membership form via THIS LINK.
  • Members may gain increased visibility by placement on regional and national conference programs, media referrals and featuring their News and Events in the E4 Carolinas Energy News Weekly. Contact E4 Carolinas’ staff to advise us of your news and what “visibility” your company or organization desires.
  • E4 Carolinas receives inquiries regarding energy products, services or business collaborators and refers these opportunities to members. File this referral form with E4 Carolinas’ staff to ensure we know the proper contact in your company or organization to whom to refer inquiries and opportunities.
  • Find where to learn of new business opportunities and connect with other energy professionals. Register for a free subscription to the E4 Carolinas Energy News Weekly and visit our Events page.
  • Via periodic email, the Energy News Weekly or E4 Carolinas website, members are offered discounts to attend certain conferences and events and are offered product and service discounts by other members.

Members also realize value by their employees becoming actively engaged in one or more of the six E4 Carolinas program areas described below. The best value is realized when engagement is an extension of work a member’s employee would normally undertake, saving the member time and expense through the efficiency of collaboration

Workforce Development Task Force

Employees of E4 Carolinas members may join the Task Force by contacting a Co-chair or the E4 Carolinas staff

Co-Chair/Staff:

Kevin Poet, Head, Siemens Charlotte Energy Hub

Johan Enslin, Director, Graduate Education Center, Clemson

Kelly Perkins, E4 Carolinas Program Director

Meetings: quarterly on the third Thursday of the second, fifth, eighth and eleventh months

Programs, Services and Events:

  • Emerging Leaders (E4E) – with a broad energy focus participants meet in six 2 day sessions of energy facility tours and executive meetings with personal leadership management taught.
  • Leadership Energy Carolinas (LEC) – nuclear focused participants meet in four 2 day sessions of energy facility tours and executive meetings with personal leadership management taught.
  • Carolinas Executive Energy Leaders (CEEL) – Managers and executives meet in six 2 day sessions of organizational leadership development and “C Level” officer interviews and coaching.
  • Carolina Leadership Energy Alumni Network (CLEAN) – E4E, LEC and CEEL graduates maintain this valuable network of graduate alumni.
  • Carolinas Energy HR Professionals Forum (CEHR4M) – Forum members meet in quarterly half-day seminars and can always connect via their private mini-site and access past meeting presentations.
  • Project Management Certificate for Energy Professionals – E4 Carolinas members receive a 10% discount for this program. Graduates qualify for the PMP certification exam and earn degree credits.

Economic Development Task Force

Employees of E4 Carolinas members may join the Task Force by contacting a Co-chair or the E4 Carolinas staff

Co-Chair/Staff:

Dave Dalton, CEO, GMI Manufacturing

Elizabeth Colbert-Busch, Executive Director of Corporate Business Development, Clemson

Kelly Perkins, E4 Carolinas Program Director

Meetings: In person or via telephonic participation and called as needed by a Co-chair

Programs, Services and Events:

  • Carolina Energy Trade Network (CETNET) – Network members can always connect via their private mini-site, access information posted by other members and learn of upcoming events.
  • Energizing Africa Through Partnerships – This annual conference brings together African and Carolina energy professionals to explore African energy development partnerships.
  • Foreign Economic Development – Delegations or Ambassadors from China, South Korea, France, the United Kingdom, Myanmar and Australia visited E4 Carolinas members.
  • Distribu-TECHE4 Carolinas collaborates with the Research Triangle Cleantech Cluster to create the “NC Delegation” which will attend DistribuTECH on San Antonio 1/23-25/18.
  • Southeast Energy Innovation Collaborative – E4 Carolinas and the NC Board of Science, Technology & Innovation are developing a “roadmap” to create a Southeast Energy Innovation Collaborative.

 

Innovation & Capital Task Force

Employees of E4 Carolinas members may access the Task Force programs, services and events described below.

Co-Chair/Staff:

Larry Ostema, Partner, Nelson Mullins

Lee Mazzocchi, Senior VP, Grid Solutions, Duke Energy

Wayne Wilkins, CEO, Energy United

Kelly Perkins, E4 Carolinas Program Director

Meetings: In person or via telephonic participation and called as needed by a Co-chair

Programs, Services and Events:

  • Innovation & Capital Network – Network members meet in quarterly daylong conferences and can always connect via their private network site and access past meeting presentations.
  • Innovation & Capital Conference Series – quarterly daylong conferences connect participants with prospective collaborators and provide insight to emerging sector business opportunities.
  • Energy Technology Series – in quarterly two hour seminars corporate energy leaders present lead-edge, Carolina-based energy technologies and attendees are presented networking opportunities.
  • Blockchain Working Groups– Raleigh and Charlotte blockchain working groups meet every two months to explore the commercial possibilities offered by blockchain technology.
  • Energy Risk Management Seminar Series – to be launched in 2018 will identify how legal, accounting, insurance and capital management practices reduce energy business and project risk.

Communications Task Force

Employees of E4 Carolinas members may join the Task Force by contacting a Co-chair or the E4 Carolinas staff

Co-Chair/Staff:

Lisa Lee Morgan, CEO, Calor Energy

Katie Walton, Communications Manager, Siemens Energy

Kelly Perkins, E4 Carolinas Program Director

Meetings: the third Tuesday of the second, fifth, eight and eleventh calendar months in person at various Charlotte venues or via telephonic participation

Programs, Services and Events:

  • Carolinas Energy Communicators Network – Members meet the first Tuesday of the 3rd, 6th, 9th & 12th calendar months and can always connect via their Network site and access past presentations.
  • Carolinas Energy News Weekly – Members stay current on Carolina and E4 Carolinas member energy news via this free publication. Members may have their own news and events posted.
  • Annual Meeting – Members receive two free tickets to E4 Carolinas’ premier networking event.
  • Events – E4 Carolinas and certain member events are posted on this E4 Carolinas website page.
  • Conferences – E4 Carolinas collaborates with many regional and national conference producers and places members on conference programs as space is available.
  • Member Profiles – E4 Carolinas members submit member “success stories” which will begin publication on the E4 Carolinas website and Energy News Weekly in 2018.

Policy Task Force

Employees of E4 Carolinas members may access the Task Force programs, services and events described below

Co-Chair/Staff:

Jeff Merrifield, Partner, Pillsbury Law

George Baldwin, Principal, Baldwin Consulting Group

David Wright, CEO, Wright Directions

Kelly Perkins, E4 Carolinas Program Director

Meetings: via telephonic participation and called as needed by a Co-

Programs, Services and Events:

  • Carolina Federal/State Energy Policy Briefing – In collaboration with the Energy Communicators Network a briefing on Federal energy policy will be produced during the 2018 first quarter.
  • WDC Federal Briefings – In June E4 Carolinas’ staff spent a week in Washington, DC to brief various policy makers and agencies on Carolina energy activity.
  • Federal/State Energy Policy Summit – The Policy Task Force will in the 2018 third quarter produce a policy summit featuring Carolina policy-makers and regulators.

Carolinas Nuclear Cluster

Employees of E4 Carolinas members may access the Task Force programs, services and events described below

Chair/Staff:

Jim Little, Principal, Nuclear Energy Consulting

David Doctor, E4 Carolinas President & CEO

Meetings: In person or via telephonic participation and called as needed by the Chair

Programs, Services and Events:

  • Carolinas Nuclear Cluster – Cluster members can always connect via their private mini-site, access information posted by others members and learn of upcoming events.
  • Carolinas Nuclear Industry Inventory – In 2016 E4 Carolinas collaborated with the Nuclear Energy Institute to inventory all Carolina companies and organizations with a nuclear energy interest. This information is available to Cluster members.
  • Carolinas Nuclear Industry Study – In 2016 E4 Carolinas collaborated with the Nuclear Energy Institute to survey Carolina nuclear energy companies regarding workforce and economic development issues.