Site Readiness Program
For the eighth consecutive year, Duke Energy is sponsoring a program to evaluate and improve industrial sites in the counties Duke Energy serves in North Carolina and South Carolina. The Site Readiness Program is not just another "site certification" program. This program is intended to identify, assess, improve, and increase awareness of industrial sites in the Duke Energy region. The goal of the program is to increase the inventory of industrial sites throughout the Carolinas, and to advance the state of readiness of these sites. To qualify for the Site Readiness Program, a site must be a legitimate industrial site (usually 75 acres or more) and Duke Energy must be able to compete for service to the site. The site can be either a single site for a large industrial facility or a potential industrial park (multi-tenant site).
The program includes:
- Initial assessment of industrial sites (existing or potential) from the perspective of a top site selection consultant, McCallum Sweeney Consulting.
- A more detailed "buildability" assessment and development of conceptual plans for the sites by expert land use and site planners.
- For each site the studies validate as viable for a large industry, Duke Energy will provide a matching grant for implementing improvements recommended by the studies.
Since its inception in 2005, Duke Energy's Site Readiness Program has identified and performed assessments on approximately 96 industrial sites, spread out over 38 different counties across the Carolinas. The program has been recognized by numerous economic development organizations and national publications, and has been recognized by Southern Business & Development Magazine as one of "The South's 10 Best Site Programs."
Duke Energy Carolinas • Economic Development
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