In October 2003, Blue Ridge Electric began partnering with NC GreenPower. Since then, more than 300 of our members have signed up to make monthly contributions to the program. Our members, combined with approximately 8,000 other consumers across the state, are working to protect our environment through their tax deductible contributions.
You Can Help Protect the Environment By Contributing to NC Green Power!
Now, you have a convenient and effective way to help protect our environment! Blue Ridge Electric has joined with other utilities across North Carolina to offer our members a renewable energy alternative called NC Green-Power. The program operates upon voluntary participation by members who elect to contribute at least $4 a month on their utility bill to help support a cleaner environment through electricity produced from renewable resources. All utilities participating in the NC Green Power program keep none of these funds; all contributions are forwarded by the utilities directly to NC GreenPower for the purchase of renewable energy for the North Carolina electric grid. Contributions are tax free and qualify as a tax deductible contribution for income tax purposes.
Under this new landmark program, it’s easy to participate. Just click here or call Blue Ridge Electric to sign up today and begin contributing with your next electric bill. Remember, you have the power to make a difference!
What is NC GreenPower?
NC GreenPower is a landmark initiative promoting renewable energy and clean air in North Carolina. Created by the NC Utilities Commission and administered by the nonprofit corporation, Advanced Energy, NC GreenPower is an independent nonprofit program designed to improve the quality of the environment through voluntary contributions to encourage the development and use of more renewable energy sources.
How was it formed?
NC GreenPower is designed as a way to provide North Carolinians with greater and “greener” options for their
energy sources. The program was formed with input and representation from utility companies, environmental groups, renewable energy providers, and others across the state.
Why is NC GreenPower a landmark program?
NC GreenPower is the nation’s first statewide-regulated initiative to encourage development of more renewable energy resources. Unlike other programs that are primarily run by individual utility companies, North Carolina’s program involves utility companies across the state and is run by a separate, nonprofit entity.
How does NC GreenPower work to protect the environment?
Voluntary consumer contributions to NC GreenPower will add more renewable energy to North Carolina's power supply. NC GreenPower is designed to boost the production of "green power" - electric power generated from renewable sources of electricity, such as wind, solar energy, water, methane and organic material - by creating a market and an incentive for companies to develop and sell it.
How Do I Contribute to NC GreenPower?
For as little as $4 a month, you can help NC GreenPower build up the supply of green energy produced for the NC electric grid. Every $4 contribution offsets the higher costs of producing one (1) block or 100 kilowatt hours of power from renewable energy sources. Each block of energy purchased will authorize NC GreenPower to pay a premium to a qualifying generator for a corresponding block of renewable energy supplied to the North Carolina electric grid.
For your convenience, your voluntary contribution will be added to your monthly electric bill. To help NC GreenPower keep administrative costs low, Blue Ridge Electric and other electric utilities across the state have volunteered to collect contributions and send the entire amount directly to NC GreenPower.
Large-volume power users can also support NC GreenPower. They may contribute toward 100 or more blocks of green power at only $2.50 per block. A different mix of renewable energy will be used. Those interested in making a one-time contribution may do so by going to www.ncgreenpower.org or by calling Advanced Energy at 919-857-9000 for more information.
Exactly How is My Contribution Used?
All of the money contributed is forwarded by Blue Ridge Electric to NC GreenPower for payment to approved green power generators and to cover NC GreenPower's cost for administering the program.
Questions or Comments?
We want to hear from our members! Reach us via email or toll-free at 1-800-451-5474.
You have the power to make a difference. Learn more at www.ncgreenpower.org.
NC GreenPower, an independent nonprofit organization, was approved by the North Carolina Utilities Commission to provide North Carolinians with greater options for their energy sources. NC GreenPower is committed to improving environmental protection by increasing renewable energy sources.
NC GreenPower is a subsidiary of Advanced Energy, located in Raleigh, N.C.