North Carolina Clean Energy: Workforce Development

For the North Carolina Department of Commerce, EDR Group (now EBP) provided the TREDPLAN analysis tool to assess the long term job, income and occupational implications of alternative scenarios for proposed green energy policies and investments.

The scenarios involved various packages of investment in a green economy through the adoption of solar photovoltaic electricity generation, offshore wind power, energy storage systems, and energy efficiency programs.

The analysis then focused on the implications of alternative policies and investment on jobs, occupational demand, workforce skills, and post-secondary job training.  It included spatial impact assessment in terms of the locations of future green jobs and schools and colleges that provide applicable training.