We promote sound public policy through balanced programming, research, and career placement across the energy value chain.
We provide numerous academic and professional development opportunities to Kenan-Flagler students.
With vast experience as practitioners, the faculty gives students insights into the business of the sector.
We help with company visits, events, professional connections, and helping with academic and career goals.
UNC Kenan-Flagler's Energy Program was recently ranked the 3rd best energy program in the United States by MetroMBA.

Recent News & Media

UNC Kenan-Flagler MBA Concentration Webinar

May 08, 2019

UNC Kenan-Flagler offers an MBA Energy program unique among major business schools. Our comprehensive curriculum allows students to explore every aspect of the energy value chain – from oil and gas to power, petrochemicals and renewables. Courses focus on day-to-day business and economic situations unique to the energy industry and address challenges faced by specific […] More

First Plants/New Technologies for CCUS Conference Video

May 08, 2019

Wind/solar and battery storage have inherent limitations that produce rising costs as they are pushed towards generating base load electricity.  Consequently, other forms of generation must compensate for their intermittency and integration costs.  Natural gas power plants are thus a natural companion for wind/solar – but even these plants add to GHG emissions.  CCS technologies […] More

Meeting the Challenge of Renewables Intermittency Conference Report

February 22, 2019

The UNC Energy Center and the Kenan Institute of Private Enterprise hosted an April 13-14, 2018 conference on ‘Meeting the Renewables Intermittency Challenge.’ This introduction provides background on the event and focuses on the reasons why it was convened. Please read more about the conference with our general audience report below. Meeting the Challenge of […] More