In 2004, Lumbee River EMC began partnering with NC GreenPower. Since then, customers have signed up to make monthly contributions to the program. Our members, combined with approximately 8,000 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! Lumbee River has joined with other utilities across North Carolina to offer our customers a renewable energy alternative called NC GreenPower. The program operates upon voluntary participation by customers who elect to contribute at least $4 a month on their utility bill to help support a cleaner environment through electricity produced from renewable resources. 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 for the North Carolina electric grid. Contributions are tax free and qualify as a tax deductible contribution for income tax purposes.
For your convenience, your voluntary contribution will be added to your monthly electric bill. To help NC GreenPower keep administrative costs low, Lumbee River and other electric utilities across the state have volunteered to collect contributions and send the entire amount directly to NC GreenPower.
Large-volume power users can also support NC GreenPower. They may contribute toward 100 or more blocks of green power at only $2.50 per block. A different mix of renewable energy will be used. Those interested in making a one-time contribution may do so by going to www.ncgreenpower.org or by calling Advanced Energy at (919) 857-9000 for more information.
Exactly How is My Contribution Used?
All of the money contributed is forwarded by Lumbee River EMC to NC GreenPower for payment to approved green power generators and to cover NC GreenPower’s cost for administering the program.
*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.