The Coal Ash and Liquid Management (CALM) Office was launched by the Energy Production and Infrastructure Center, (EPIC) to develop practical, technology-based solutions for the energy production industry to address problems and challenges with coal ash and liquids management. CALM will leverage the expertise at UNC Charlotte by utilizing a wide variety of coal ash and coal combustion energy, and waste-water treatment experts.

The objective of CALM is to work with a wide variety of industry partners, and the electric power utilities to provide the most recent technology for evaluating groundwater and coal ash impoundment stability.This will be accomplished by initiating a combination of applied research projects, and large demonstration projects that increase safety, improve long term performance and reduce cost.