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Renewable Advantage

Renewable Advantage

Support renewables and lower your footprint.

  • Easy & Affordable

    You can support renewable energy in blocks of 250 kWh (kilowatt hours). Each block you support will add $4 to your monthly bill.

  • Future Focused

    Because you are supporting renewable energy, you’re enhancing your environmental impact with each block you purchase.

  • Locally Impactful

    For each block of renewable energy you support, 50 cents will be donated to support solar installation and education at NC K-12 schools through NC GreenPower.

How does it work?

  • 1. Enroll Today

    Enroll in Renewable Advantage at any block amount.

  • 2. Pay a Little Extra

    Pay a little extra on your electric bill each month ($4 per block).

  • 3. Support Renewables

    Each $4 block supports renewable energy generation.

  • 4. No Installation

    There is no installation and no paperwork necessary.

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Renewable Advantage Resource Mix

This year, the renewable energy you support through Renewable Advantage comes from solar and biomass facilities. Those solar and biomass facilities are located in the following states: AL, AR, FL, GA, IA, IL, KY, KS, LA, MN, MO, MS, NC, ND, NE, OK, SC, SD, TN or TX.
  • 45% Biomass

  • 35% Wind

     

  • 20% Solar

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    Your purchase of Renewable Energy Certificates (RECs) supports renewable electricity production in the region of generation. A REC represents the environmental benefits of 1 megawatt-hour (MWh) of renewable energy. For every unit of renewable electricity generated, an equivalent amount of RECs is produced, and by purchasing and pairing RECs with your electricity service you are using and receiving the benefits of that renewable electricity. Your REC purchase also helps build a market for renewable electricity. Increased demand for, and generation of, renewable electricity helps reduce conventional electricity generation in the region where the renewable electricity generator is located. It also has other local and global environmental benefits, which may include emitting little or no regional air pollution or carbon dioxide.

    The RECs in Renewable Advantage are verified and certified by Green-e® Energy, and Duke Energy is required to disclose the quantity, type and geographic source of each certificate. Please see the Product Content Label and Price, Terms, and Conditions for this information. Green-e Energy also verifies that the renewable energy certificates are not sold more than once or claimed by more than one party. For information on Green-e Energy, please visit green-e.org.
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