News and Updates

EPIC’s PoleVoltTM received the Clean Cities/Clean Fuels Coalition Award from Centralina Regional Council last week on February 8. The recognition, part of the “Region of Excellence” awards program, supports regional partnerships to promote clean fuels and energy efficient mobility options. Phillip Harmon, pictured with EPIC’s Assistant Director of Economic and Workforce Development Carolyn Keith, accepted […]

The Energy Production and Infrastructure Center has been in operation for more than a decade and is a centerpiece of the region’s exponential growth within the energy industry. Offering a collaborative industry/academic partnership, EPIC produces a technical workforce and advancements in technology while supporting the Carolinas’ multi-state economic and energy security. “Several years ago, local […]

With the recent gas pipeline cyberattack, many have now wondered if our power grid could experience that same reality. With great power comes great responsibility. Our faculty and staff here at EPIC are committed to make the grid resilient, one way being well-protected against cyberattacks. Fox 46 Charlotte interviewed Dr. Cox here at EPIC to […]

On May 11th, 2021, various local and state power and energy experts met for an Energy Summit which brought its audience up to speed on advancements in industry and presented ways to improve your bottom line. This energy summit, presented by Duke Energy, addressed these key topics: · Renewable Natural Gas Update: Turning Hog Farm […]

On May 6th, EPIC, represented by Mike Mazzola, took part in a panel discussion between representatives from EPRI, Clean Air Carolina, the Environmental Defense Fund, and Duke Energy to discuss and review the Duke Energy 2020 Climate Report, moderated by E4 Carolinas. The panel of experts collaborated to identify any roadblocks or potential opportunities for […]

Microsoft highlights EPIC as one of its innovative customers, who is committed to improving electric vehicle charging infrastructure. To see what Microsoft has to say about EPIC’s project, visit here!

The North Carolina Clean Energy Plan (CEP), developed pursuant to NC Governor Cooper’s Executive Order 80, called for a year-long study of carbon-reduction policies to achieve the CEP’s emissions targets for the power sector: a 70 percent reduction in 2005 emissions levels by 2030, and carbon neutrality by 2050. Duke University’s Nicholas Institute for Environmental […]

EPIC talks with Duke Energy’s Sherif Abdelrazek on challenges and issues utilities face integrating energy storage into their energy mix. To listen now, click here or visit To learn more about the topics discussed in this podcast visit: US DOE Energy Storage Grand Challange Roadmap Hard to Handle

UNC Charlotte’s Energy Production and Infrastructure Center is one of 10 selected nationwide for a prestigious U.S. Department of Energy award. Recipients of this grant will work to improve the resilience and reliability of the regional grid. Read more

EPIC is pleased to be included in Clean Air Carolina’s Climate Report Review Group and help to outline steps Duke Energy can take to meet its climate goals. Read more