June 2002 - CP&L and Duke Power filed proposed tariffs with the North Carolina Utilities Commission to give customers the option to support the development of renewable energy sources. Called NC GreenPower, the green pricing program will be the first in the nation to be offered statewide. Pending regulatory approval, utility customers can choose to pay an additional $4 per month to support 100-kWh blocks of green power (or 4¢/kWh). The program will be managed by Advanced Energy, a Raleigh-based, non-profit organization, which will distribute the funds collected by utilities to renewable power producers. The program is expected to begin sometime in 2003.
News Release - CP&L files green power proposal to allow customers to purchase electricity from renewable energy
News Release - Duke Power Files 'Green Power' Pricing Proposals
Advanced Energy Contact: Carl Wilkins (919) 857-9008