Renewable Energy Portfolio: North Carolina

December 2023
Katherine Cafaro*, Marisol Mendez**, Evan Shea**, University of Michigan

The Southeastern state of North Carolina has a diverse landscape that can be separated into three parts, the Blue Ridge Mountains to the West, the Piedmont Plateau in the center where most of the state's population resides, and the Coastal Plain to the East. With a large population of around 10,550,000 residents, it is one of the largest consumers of energy in the country, with four times as much power being sourced from out of state than in state.