What Your Co-op Is Doing to Create a Brighter Future

As we celebrate Earth Day this month, it’s a good time to remember that our commitment to the planet is a priority not just on April 22, but every day. We know that promoting sustainability not only benefits the planet but our members as well and we are proud to do our part in the following ways.

Offering Energy-Reducing Programs

Our energy-saving initiatives like our time-of-day rate, load management and smart thermostat savings program are designed to be good for the earth and good for your wallet! Participating in these programs not only helps you save money month-to-month and lower your carbon footprint, but it also helps our whole cooperative to lower overall energy use and reduce the need for future power plants.

When we lower our usage, particularly on high peak days, this can help combat higher wholesale power costs which benefits every member.

Promoting Electric Vehicle Use

We know that many of our members are looking to make more sustainable choices in their lives by replacing their gas-powered cars with electric vehicles. To help make it easier to adapt to life with an EV, we are proud to offer money-saving EV time-of-day rates and rebates to our members.

We have also installed several EV charging stations in our service area so it’s easier for you to reliably charge your EV on the go. We have:

  • A fast-charging station at the Mebane Arby’s
  • Two fast-charging stations at Carrboro Plaza
  • A level-2 charging station at our Hillsborough office
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Maintaining a Mix of Energy Sources

Our goal is to provide our members with reliable energy in a sustainable way. To do this, we maintain a diverse energy portfolio, which currently includes:

  • 46% nuclear
  • 39% natural gas
  • 8% renewable energy
  • 7% coal

Beyond that, we are on track to meet our goal of reducing carbon dioxide emissions by 50% by 2030 and to have net zero carbon emissions by 2050.

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We know that investing in our planet is a long-term commitment and it’s one that we’re proud to celebrate on Earth Day and every other day of the year.

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