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North Carolina's Southeast holds tremendous promise for emerging and diversified energy companies. Examples of energy development include natural gas, bio-fuels, bio-mass and animal waste regeneration; solar panel component manufacturing; and solar panel fields. Additionally, the University of North Carolina at Wilmington is home to the Center for Marine Science, the largest and most sophisticated marine science center in the Southeastern U.S.

North Carolina’s Southeast Region is committed to providing renewable energy sources to its residents—and that means great opportunities exist for businesses in this space.

Companies in the Region

Company Name Product County
Pee Dee Electric Touchstone Energy Cooperative Anson
Sampson Bladen Oil Co. Oil and gasoline distributors Bladen & Sampson
Brunswick Electric Membership Touchstone Energy Cooperative Brunswick
Cogentrix Energy Energy production: coal cogeneration 35 MW, coal/ tire-derived fuel cogeneration 32 MW Brunswick
Progress Energy Energy production: Nuclear 1858 MW, gas turbine 808 MW, gas combined cycle 479 MW, 2 coal 600 MW & 172 MW, oil turbine 132 MW, gas/oil turbine 132 MW Brunswick & New Hanover
International Paper Energy production: Wood cogeneration 100 MW Columbus
Fayetteville Public Works Commission Energy production: gas/oil combined cycle 303 MW Cumberland
Piedmont Natural Gas Co. Natural gas provider to NC, SC and TN New Hanover
Four County Electric Membership Touchstone Energy Cooperative Pender
Lumbee River Electric Membership Touchstone Energy Cooperativee Robeson
Orbit Energy Energy production: Swine fueled 1.6 MW Sampson
MP2 Capital Energy production: Solar PV 2.3 MW Scotland