Energy Cluster

Julie Rose

Nuclear company Areva is moving its North American headquarters to the University area in Charlotte, where it already has more than 500 employees. The company plans to add another 130 jobs – mostly in engineering.

Areva CEO Michael Rencheck says Charlotte won out over Bethesda, Maryland and Lynchburg, Virginia.

'EPIC' Program At UNCC Fueling Energy Industry

Oct 26, 2012
Julie Rose

The new $77 million engineering and energy building on UNC Charlotte’s campus hasn’t even had a formal grand opening ceremony, and already it’s fueling the local energy work force. 

Johan Enslin underscored that point as  he gave Governor Bev Perdue of the Energy Production and Infrastructure Center – or “EPIC” - which he directs.  It's a four-story collection of laboratories bathed in natural light on the edge of UNC Charlotte’s campus.

One of the labs features a replica of the nerve center at Duke Energy.