Renewable generation consists of many types, including but not limited to solar, wind and geothermal. Most commonly seen in our service area is renewable generation produced by the sun. Within our cooperative we have more than 200 members that are participating in the production of renewable energy. If you are considering joining this group and want to learn more about rate schedules, rebates and our interconnection policy, see the list of resource below or call 800.222.3107 and ask to speak to Jay Berry, an energy expert at Piedmont Electric.
Important Renewable Generation Member Resources
- PEMC Interconnection Policy
- 10 Steps to Take Before Installing Solar – Touchstone Energy
- Distributed Resources Access Act
- Piedmont Electric Rates
- Renewable Energy Facility Registration Guide
- Going Solar – Are you ready to make the change?
- NC Solar Center – State of Solar Photovoltaics in NC
Piedmont Electric partners with NC GreenPower, an independent nonprofit whose mission is to expand public knowledge and acceptance of cleaner energy technologies to all North Carolinians through local, community-based initiatives. Many members have signed up to make monthly contributions to the program, which combined with thousands of 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 GreenPower!
Now, you have a convenient and effective way to help protect our environment and support STEM education! The program is designed to improve the environment by supporting renewable energy, carbon offset projects and providing grants for educational solar installations at N.C. K-12 schools. Customers may elect to contribute on their utility bill to help support a cleaner environment through electricity produced from renewable resources.
For every $4 donated, 125 kilowatt hours (kWh) of renewable energy is supplied to the electric grid in North Carolina, rather than from traditional sources. In addition, each $4 donation will also help support their Solar+ Schools program, providing grants to NC K-12 schools for educational solar installations. Donations to carbon offsets may be made on their website here. Utilities participating in the NC GreenPower program keep none of these funds; all contributions are forwarded by the utilities directly to NC GreenPower. Contributions are tax free and qualify as a tax-deductible contribution for income tax purposes.
The NC GreenPower Solar+ Schools grant application opens annually from January 2 – February 28. All K-12 schools in North Carolina are eligible to apply. Please visit their website for more information: https://www.ncgreenpower.org/solar-schools/.