In January 2004, Jones-Onslow EMC began partnering 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. Since then, customers have signed up to make monthly contributions to the program. Our members, combined with 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! Jones-Onslow has joined with other utilities across North Carolina to offer our customers a renewable energy alternative called NC GreenPower. 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 provides grants to N.C. K-12 schools for educational solar installations. 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–to learn more click here. Donations to carbon offsets may be made on their website.
Utilities participating in the NC Green Power program keep none of these funds; all contributions are forwarded by the utilities directly to NC GreenPower for the purchase of renewable energy credits (RECs) as well as their Solar+ Schools program. Contributions are tax-free and qualify as a tax-deductible contribution for income tax purposes.
Under this landmark program, it’s easy to participate. Fill out the form below or call Jones-Onslow to sign up today and begin contributing with your next electric bill. Remember, you have the power to make a difference!
Questions or Comments?
We want to hear from our customers! Reach us via email or by phone at (910) 353-1940 or (800) 682-1515.
You have the power to make a difference. Learn more at www.ncgreenpower.org.
NC GreenPower, an independent nonprofit organization, was approved by the North Carolina Utilities Commission to provide North Carolinians with greater options for their energy sources. NC GreenPower is committed to improving environmental protection by increasing renewable energy sources. NC GreenPower is a subsidiary of Advanced Energy, located in Raleigh, N.C.