Blue Ridge Energy, headquartered in Lenoir, NC, is a not-for-profit electric distribution utility, owned by the consumers it serves and guided by a democratically elected board of directors. We serve residential and commercial members in Ashe, Alleghany, Wilkes, Watauga, Caldwell, Alexander and Avery counties. Our new Energy Advisor provides custom advice on how you can reduce your electric bill based on your home and how you use energy.
Elizabeth City, NC
Elizabeth City is a wonderful community that has been named one of the 100 Best Small Towns in America and is ranked by Money Magazine as “one of best places to live on the East Coast.” Situated in the northeastern corner of North Carolina on the Pasquotank River and Intracoastal Waterway, the City lies just west of the Outer Banks of North Carolina and just south of Hampton Roads, Virginia. It is rich in history yet progressive and growing.
We are one of the largest electric power holding companies in the United States, providing electricity to 7.6 million retail customers in six states. We have approximately 49,500 megawatts of electric generating capacity in the Carolinas, the Midwest and Florida – and natural gas distribution services serving more than 1.6 million customers in Ohio, Kentucky, Tennessee and the Carolinas. Our commercial business owns and operates diverse power generation assets in North America, including a portfolio of renewable energy assets. We are transforming our customers’ experience, modernizing our energy grid, generating cleaner energy and expanding our natural gas infrastructure to create a smarter energy future for our customers.
ElectriCities is a membership organization including public power communities in North Carolina, South Carolina and Virginia. ElectriCities provides customer service and safety training, emergency and technical assistance, communications, government affairs and legal services. Through consolidation of these services, members save their customers the expense of administering these functions locally. ElectriCities also provides management services to the state’s two municipal power agencies – North Carolina Municipal Power Agency Number 1 and North Carolina Eastern Municipal Power Agency. ElectriCities – delivering value to public power communities through collective strength, wisdom and action while promoting a more successful future for our citizens.
Since 1905, Greenville Utilities has been an integral part of Greenville-Pitt County, growing and progressing along with our expanding service area. GUC provides electric, water, sewer and natural gas services to the City of Greenville and 75% of Pitt County. We serve a combined total of nearly 150,000 customer connections. Greenville Utilities is owned by the citizens of Greenville but operates under a separate charter issued by the N.C. General Assembly. Greenville Utilities supports innovative ways to use and conserve energy sources that protect our environment. Renewable energy resources, such as wind and solar energy, are playing an increasingly important role in meeting the nations energy needs. Today, there are many renewable technologies that are commercially available to homeowners and businesses that can be safely interconnected to our electrical grid. These resources are important to GUCs balanced approach to meeting our regions growing electrical needs and helping to establish a cleaner energy future.
In deregulated states, consumers are able to choose who supplies their natural gas and electricity their local utility is not their only option. Today, IGS Energy is one of the largest independent retail energy suppliers in the country over 25 years under our belt and over 1,000,000 happy customers. We also offer a full suite of value-added Home Protection products to help consumers further manage their budgets.
Ingersoll Rand is a global diversified firm in which our people, our products, our systems and our services work together to inspire progress for our customers. We lead the way in solutions that make everyday living healthier, more energy efficient, more comfortable and more productive. We provide our diverse range of offerings through our portfolio of market-leading brands, which include Club Car®, Ingersoll Rand®, Thermo King® and Trane®.
We increase efficiency by offering solutions that include the most ergonomically and energy efficient tools available; energy conscious and environmentally friendly compressed air solutions; the most energy efficient heating, ventilation and air conditioning systems and services for residential, commercial, industrial and institutional use; and by being the world’s largest maker of zero-emission vehicles. We apply these same ideals to our own operations, where we are committed to sustainability and having a positive impact in the global markets we serve.
Holly Springs, NC
Johnson Controls offers building Energy Performance Contracts that put facility upgrades within financial reach. It’s totally accountable: a guarantee that building improvements will deliver operational and utility savings over a fixed period. And it’s low-risk, because Johnson Controls pays the difference if the savings don’t accrue.
Facility and infrastructure retrofit costs are offset by utility and operational savings, helping businesses and organizations fund capital improvements, maintain cash flow and reduce emissions. Johnson Controls helped establish energy performance contracting in 1983 and has implemented more than 3,000 performance contracts in North America alone.
Facility audits identify opportunities to improve the efficiency of building envelope, lighting, HVAC, water and other systems. Performance contract specifies the scope of improvements, associated costs, estimated energy and other savings, grants available for project funding and resulting cost savings. Performance assurance staff validates savings and provides effective communications.
Red Springs, NC
We are not your traditional electric utility! Lumbee River Electric Membership Corporation is a not for profit electric utility owned by the more than 50,000 members that we serve in Cumberland, Hoke, Robeson and Scotland counties. We currently serve more than 58,000 accounts, spanning more than 5,600 miles across those 4 eastern North Carolina counties. At Lumbee River Electric Membership Corporation, we provide more than just electricity to your home. We provide products and services that improve the comfort and quality of your life. Lumbee River EMC is committed to helping it’s members make wise energy choices, conserve electricity and save money on their utility bills. Therefore, the co-op offers several rebates to residential members who want to purchase Energy Star® qualified appliances, install energy efficient heat pumps, water heaters and cooling systems. Have an older refrigerator or freezer in your garage that you want to get rid of? We have a rebate for that too!
Piedmont Electric Membership Corporation is a Touchstone Energy Cooperative based in Hillsborough. Piedmont Electric is a nonprofit electric utility serving 31,000 consumers in parts of Alamance, Caswell, Durham, Granville, Orange and Person counties. Piedmont EMC Vision To empower and partner with our member/consumers to provide energy value and to enhance quality of life. A large part of Piedmont Electrics power supply costs is determined by energy used during peak load periods. That means when consumers participate in energy saving programs, theyre doing their part to help lower costs, not only for themselves but for the whole cooperative. These money-saving programs are easy to manage and may even provide credits on consumers’ bills!
Piedmont Natural Gas is the trusted energy provider for residential customers across North Carolina, South Carolina and Tennessee. Weve provided natural gas services to many of these communities for more than 50 years, and we know you count on us to be safe, reliable and efficient. We take this responsibility seriously, and were pleased to offer you these tools, resources, products and services, all designed to help you manage your home energy needs. On Oct. 3, 2016, Duke Energy acquired Piedmont Natural Gas, which operates as a business unit of the company. The transaction adds Piedmonts 1 million natural gas customers to Duke Energys existing customer base of 525,000 natural gas customers and 7.4 million electric customers. Our commitment to sustainability is based on the idea that responsible stewardship will drive tangible and positive sustainability results. We believe in being responsible stewards on behalf of the people, businesses and communities we serve.
Tideland Electric Membership Corporation is a not-for-profit cooperative born from the merger of four electric utilities. Today Tideland EMC serves more than 22,000 metered services in Dare, Hyde, Beaufort, Washington, Pamlico and Craven counties. Since the 1970s, Tideland EMC has offered free energy audits to residential members. One of our energy auditors will make an on-site evaluation, checking for insulation, caulking, weather-stripping, heating system efficiency and other energy-related items. After careful analysis of your specific situation, the energy auditor will suggest measures to reduce energy consumption. The follow-up written report will enable you to make informed decisions on energy improvements.