Providing Customers with Green Power Options
Duke Energy offers its customers special programs to purchase energy generated from renewable sources such as wind, solar, biomass and hydro.
Duke Energy participates in the NC GreenPower program, which was established to improve the state’s environment through voluntary contributions toward renewable energy. Approximately 7,200 Duke Energy customers in North Carolina – less than 1 percent – participated in NC GreenPower in 2007, purchasing nearly 12,000 blocks of 100-kilowatthours each for an investment of over $45,000.
In February 2008, Duke Energy filed its intent with the N.C. Utilities Commission to expand the existing GreenPower program to offer customers the opportunity to purchase carbon offsets. Funds collected through the program, if approved, could be used to support carbon-reducing projects such as renewable energy, energy efficiency and reforestation. We plan to pursue similar programs in all the states where we operate.
Palmetto Clean Energy (PaCE)
South Carolina customers can now contribute to PaCE, a nonprofit organization that promotes renewable resources for electric generation, through their Duke Energy bills. Each $4, whether by voluntary regular monthly additions to the bill or onetime contributions, will add a 100- kilowatt-hour block of renewable energy to the S.C. power supply.
Duke Energy customers in Ohio and Indiana may also purchase blocks of green power on a monthly basis. We are working to establish a program for Kentucky customers in 2008. For additional information on customer options, visit www.duke-energy.com.