NC GreenPower

Headquartered in Raleigh, North Carolina, NC GreenPower is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit improving our state’s environment by supporting renewable energy, carbon offset projects and providing grants for solar installations at K-12 schools. NC GreenPower was formed and is administered by Advanced Energy, a nonprofit that focuses on energy efficiency for residential, commercial and industrial markets, motors and drives and electric transportation. For more information about Advanced Energy, please visit their website at



NC GreenPower is supported entirely by voluntary contributions from citizens and businesses across the state. In the past, we have applied for grants to help cover our administration and marketing expenses but we depend primarily on donations to support our projects.

Contributions to renewable energy and carbon offsets are given by individuals and businesses either directly to us, or through their utility. The utilities help us with marketing the program to their customers, billing and collecting donations, and they pass contributions in their entirety to NC GreenPower.

NC GreenPower only keeps $1 out of every $4 for marketing and administration program operations,. NC GreenPower has applied for grants to help pay for most marketing expenses. The remaining $3 of all contributions are always reserved to assist with our education and outreach efforts and to support either renewable energy generation or carbon offset mitigation. Starting on April 1, 2015, donations to renewable energy will also help support our new Solar Schools pilot program!


Robert K. Koger, Ph.D.
President –

Vicky McCann
Vice President –


Julia Brown
Marketing Fellow –

Jenna DeRosse
Administrative Assistant –

Shawn Fitzpatrick
Resource Manager –

Katie Lebrato
Marketing Communications Director –



Careers / Internships

NC GreenPower is not currently hiring.

Advanced Energy manages our HR needs. They are a team-oriented, high-performance work environment with excellent facilities, benefits and a commitment to work/life balance. For current open opportunities, visit the career section on their website for more information. You may also mail or email your resume and a letter of interest to:
Advanced Energy Corporation
Attn: Human Resources
909 Capability Dr.
Suite 2100
Raleigh, NC 27606

For additional leads, please visit the green job listings below to find the perfect place to make a difference. NC GreenPower does not endorse, nor hire for any of the postings you may find on these links. For any questions regarding these listings, please contact the hiring agency directly.
Green Jobs Network
NC Conservation Network
NCSEA Career Center
NCSU Clean Tech Center (formerly the NC Solar Center)
NC Sustainability Center
State Energy Office

Please visit the career section on the website of our parent company, Advanced Energy, for information on how to apply for any open position, including internships.


Board of Directors

The NC GreenPower Board of Directors consists of 17 members representing a diverse group of stakeholders who are instrumental in the evolution of the program. The Board is appointed by the North Carolina Utilities Commission and nominations are sought annually for open seats.  More information can be found in our Docket E-100 Sub 90, in the NCUC Order to Appoint and our suggested requirements.  Our Board Members come from a wide variety of backgrounds, but they all have one thing in common: they are working hard every day to secure a brighter, cleaner future for North Carolina and all of its residents.


  • Robert Koger, Ph.D.

    President and Executive Director

    Advanced Energy

Vice President

  • Vicky McCann

    Vice President

    NC GreenPower


  • Chair

    Robert Goodson

    Sr. Vice President and COO

    North Carolina Association of Electric Cooperatives

  • Treasurer

    William Cobey

    Chairman, Member at Large

    North Carolina State Board of Education

  • Vice Chair

    Julie Woosley

    DWM, Hazardous Waste Section Chief

    North Carolina Department of Environment and Natural Resources

  • Secretary

    Connie Oldham, Ph.D.

    Retired Program Manager

    US Environmental Protection Agency

Board Members

  • Jamie Applequist

    Executive Vice President of Branch Operations

    State Employees' Credit Union

  • Robert F. Caldwell

    Vice President, Efficiency & Innovative Technology

    Duke Energy Progress

  • Nathan Frost

    Manager, New Technology & Renewable Programs

    Dominion North Carolina Power

  • Andrew C. Givens


    Cardinal Energy Service, Inc.

  • Jeffrey Hughes


    Environmental Finance Center

  • Roy Jones


    ElectriCities of North Carolina, Inc.

  • Ewan Pritchard

    Associate Director

    NFS FREEDM System Center, ATEC

  • Beth Ritter

    Lecturer, Poole College of Management

    North Carolina State University

  • Tatjana Vujic


    Environmental Defense Fund

  • Jennifer Weiss

    Energy Efficiency Policy Manager

    Southern Alliance for Clean Energy