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Energy & Innovation

Energy & Innovation

New Energy Solutions

North Carolina’s electric cooperatives are serving members in new ways. We are pursuing and applying new technologies that give members options to not only understand and control their energy use, but also play an active role in reshaping our electric grid, the network of resources and technologies used to produce and deliver electricity.

Together, we are creating an industry future that allows us to continue our mission of powering and empowering the people and communities we serve.

Microgrid, Macro Benefits

Microgrid, Macro Benefits

The only thing small about a microgrid is its size relative to the rest of the electric grid. Its benefits are huge, and recognizing the value microgrids can provide to cooperative communities, North Carolina’s electric cooperatives are leading the state and nation in transforming this concept into a cutting-edge reality.

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Solar, Storage and Innovation

Solar, Storage and Innovation

Technology is creating new opportunities to incorporate alternative energy resources and new energy services in ways that provide environmental benefits and make economic sense. From harnessing the power of the sun to driving electric, North Carolina’s electric cooperatives are delivering exciting energy solutions to our members and communities.

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Managing Energy - Together

Managing Energy - Together

Just like roads at rush hour, the electric grid experiences moments of high traffic, or demand. Following the principles of supply and demand, electricity is most expensive when demand for it is greatest. Electric cooperatives are working with their members to lessen demand and expenses by initiating programs that encourage members to reduce or shift electricity use during these high traffic times.

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