NC Green Power

NC Green Power

Tri-County Electric Membership Corporation has joined with other utilities across the state through a new program, NC GreenPower, to offer members the option to improve the environment with voluntary contributions. Approved by the N. C. Utilities Commission, NC GreenPower will protect the environment by offering electricity generated from the earth's renewable energy sources, such as solar, wind, water or organic matter. Electricity generated by these sources is "cleaner" and environmentally friendly.

How does NC Green Power work?

The non-profit company will use voluntary contributions to purchase electricity generated from wind, solar, water, and organic matter to add to the state's power supply. Individuals can contribute as little as $4 per month to add one block of 100 kilowatt-hours of renewable energy to the electric grid. More contributions mean more renewable energy can be made available, making North Carolina's environment healthier for us all.

So, what are the benefits?

Supporting NC GreenPower for one year has the same environmental benefit as planting 150 full-grown trees or not driving a car for 74 days. Investing in renewable energy will preserve our natural resources. As the first independent multi-utility green power program in the nation, NC GreenPower will develop the use of more renewable energy.

What can you do to help?

Tri-County Electric helps produce new sources of energy and keep North Carolina green by contributing as little as $4 per month. To learn more about NC GreenPower, call Bob Kornegay at Tri-County EMC at 919-735-2611 or 800-548-4869 or visit the Web sitewww.ncgreenpower.org.

Contributions to NC GreenPower are tax deductible.