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Heron's Nest Wins SEPA Power 2020 Grid Integration Power Player of the Year

July 23, 2020

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Heron's Nest is honored to receive the SEPA Power 2020 Grid Integration Power Player of the Year Award. The Smart Electric Power Alliance (SEPA) is a national nonprofit organization that envisions a carbon-free energy system by 2050. They are one of many entities globally required to make this vision a reality. We are proud to receive this prestigious award and honored to be recognized by this visionary group.

Carolina Country Spotlight on Heron's Nest and the Microgrid

May 2020

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Heron's Nest features the first community Mircorgrid in the state of North Carolina; therefore, it receives a lot of recognition. The May issue of Carolina Country spotlights the Heron's Nest Microgrid and the hope for additional installations in the state. Select the image to view the entire publication.

Advanced Energy Features Heron's Nest for their latest Case Study

October 17, 2019


Heron's Nest is honored to be featured in the latest publication by Advanced Energy. The Case Study highlights the benefits of living in the first Micro-Grid community in North Carolina. 

NCEMC Statewide Meeting Visits Heron's Nest

October 3, 2019

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The annual HR Conference for the statewide NC Electric Co-Op met today to tour Heron's Nest. The event and site tour was coordinated by Nicky Nance with with Brunswick Electric. The 26 member group toured the microgrid along with the solar cottages at Heron's Nest. They were able to witness first hand the smart technology used throughout the site and in the homes.

Brian Adams Presents at NCEMC Member Engagement Summit

September 20, 2019

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Our Partner Brian Adams was honored to present at the NCEMC Member Engagement Summit in Raleigh (North Carolina Electric Cooperatives). Brian presented the Microgrid Development at Herons Nest and the future of how neighborhoods can support their owners and improve energy reliability for everyone. Brian was joined by an impressive team of supporters including Nancy Nance, Brunswick Electric, Bob Beadle, NCEMC and Lee Ragsdale, NCEMC. Congratulations Brian!

New Riverwalk Town Center Plan Submitted for Permitting

May 17, 2019


Shallotte’s decade-long plans to develop a riverfront town center are back on. A new team is on board to help the town of Shallotte realize its $98.6 million dreams. The Shallotte Riverfront Town Center will feature a $2.5 million riverwalk constructed by the town and about 390,000 square feet of retail, office and residential space to be built on nearly 17 waterfront town-owned acres.

Another Article Featuring Heron's Nest!

February 26, 2019


Heron's Nest is once again featured in the March 2019 edition of Carolina Country. The article details Heron's Nest's micro-grid and illustrates our commitment to the environment.

Heron's Nest Featured in Carolina Country

January 2, 2019


Heron's Nest is honored to be recognized in the January 2019 edition of Carolina Country. The latest edition features our partnership with Brunswick Electric. Take a look at the article and see why Heron's Nest is a leader in sustainability!

Continuing out Commitment to Providing Clean Water

October 31, 2018


The new water system has been installed in our model at Heron's Nest proving that we stand behind our commitment to provide Clean Air, Clean Water, Clean Energy in our Heron's Nest Environmental Village. This is apparent now that we are officially the first GenX free house on the block. All of our cottages will have the Kinectico Water Filtration System installed. We are proud to offer this Peace of Mind clean water system and continue our commitment. Check out Kinetico at:…/

Heron's Nest Takes On Hurricane Florence
September 20, 2018

We are thrilled to report that Heron's Nest has no damage and just minor clean-up at the site. Hurricane Florence has blasted the coast of North Carolina and Heron's Nest stood tall taking on wind gusts of 105 mph and a deluge of rain. Our superior design and construction has passed the test with flying colors. Record setting rain battered the area and our site quickly drained the water as it should and is a testament to outstanding engineering. We are proud of our talented team for preparing the cottages for the pending storm and their dedication is greatly appreciated!

Cottage Construction Begins
June 15, 2018

Construction has begun and we are thrilled to see the progress on the first cottages. The Heron's Nest site is buzzing with activity and several new cottages will be complete by August - still plenty of time to enjoy the beautiful weather. If you are interested in owning your own piece of coastal paradise, give us a call and we will gladly give you a tour of this unique environmental village. 

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Heron's Nest Featured at NC Energy Conference
April 20, 2018

Heron's Nest is very proud to have been featured in a presentation given at the North Carolina State Energy Conference. The presentation was given by the NCEMCS - North Carolina's Electric Cooperatives. Our motto is Clean Air, Clean Water, Clean Energy and this recognition illustrates our commitment to making Heron's Nest - Environmental Village a leading edge community!

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