Peak energy demand will determine the capacity of Duke Energy’s planned upgrades at the company’s Lake Julian power plant, according to speakers at a panel discussion on WNC’s future energy needs on Feb. 3. Speakers stressed the importance of partnerships between Duke Energy, local government and community partners to reduce demand and delay or eliminate a third new natural gas-fired generation unit planned for the Lake Julian site.
Leaders from a wide cross section of Asheville businesses discussed the strengths and weaknesses of the region’s talent pool at a panel discussion Wednesday hosted by Leadership Asheville.
In 1982, under the auspices of the Asheville Area Chamber of Commerce and UNCA, a group of people looking to become more engaged in the community joined forces to found Leadership Asheville. The series of classes and projects helped them learn and network, and helped set the stage for the city’s evolution.