North Carolina Launches Green Power Statewide

October 03, 2003

North Carolina began a statewide green power program, called NC GreenPower, on October 1. It is the first green power program in the country to operate statewide and the first to include every electric utility in a state.

NC GreenPower is operated by Advanced Energy, a nonprofit organization in Raleigh. Residential customers can purchase blocks of 100 kWh of green power for $4, and businesses can purchase blocks for $2.50. All proceeds go to add renewable power to North Carolina's electric power supply. For more information, see NC GreenPower.