Power Profiler: Where Does Your Power Come From?
Blue Ridge Electric purchases its power from Duke Energy Carolinas through a full requirements power purchase agreement. You can find information about the fuel mix for our power supply by visiting Duke Energy Carolinas and the Power Profiler, a web site of the US Environmental Protection Agency. Based on your five-digit zip code, this website provides information on both the fuel mix and emission rates of the utility that supplies power in the service area determined by the zip code.
For Blue Ridge Electric consumer/members the power supplier that is identified by the five digit zip code is Duke Energy Carolinas. The Power Profiler uses data from EPA’s Emission & Generation Resource Integrated Database (eGRID). This information provides an accurate picture of both the electric fuel mix used to generate electricity for Blue Ridge Electric consumer/members and the emission rate comparisons from these sources as compared to the United States as a whole.
You can find more information by visiting the Department of Energy.