North Carolina’s electric cooperatives are prepared to meet the power needs of members during the Aug. 21 solar eclipse.
During the eclipse, the moon will temporarily obscure the sun, reducing the amount of sunlight available to fuel solar panels in North Carolina and other areas near the eclipse path. However, NCEMC, the co-op’s power supplier, has planned for this event and has sufficient resources in place to provide reliable, continuous electricity regardless of the reduction in solar generation.
Solar energy is a growing part of the cooperatives’ power portfolio. By relying on a diverse mix of generation resources, North Carolina’s electric cooperatives will be able to balance electricity supply with demand, and provide more reliable electric service.
Check out Carolina Country magazine for a full article on this remarkable celestial event.