NCIPL´S emPOWERed Program offers comprehensive information and paths to make your congregation energy efficient. Explore the resources here, or go to HOW and schedule an event to learn more about what NCIPL can do to support your congregation to go green.
Which is your utility provider?
Identify your utility provider.
Use the map for help, or take a look at your electricity bill.
Is it a company, a city or an electric cooperative?
Now check the opportunities already available below!
Duke | Progress offers several programs in the 'homes or small businesses' cathegory that work for congregations, too. Check them out here:
NC Solar Rebate Program (HB589)
Duke Energy is, for a limited time, offering rebates for solar energy installation. Congregations can install solar without upfront costs through lessors, and receive the premium rebate product. Learn more in the link below or book a
Solar 101 event with NCIPL to receive customized information
Dominion Energy offers energy assessments, rebates, incentives and energy conservation programs. Learn more on the links.
Energy Conservation Programs
These programs promote the installation of lighting systems & controls, heating & cooling efficiency, as well as rebates for energy efficiency improvements made in your facility. Some of the available measures include duct testing and sealing, HVAC system tune-up, and upgrades to refrigeration systems and commercial kitchen appliances.
There are 26 Electric Cooperatives in NC. Each one has diverse solutions to your needs. Start on the first link, then learn more about what your co-op has to offer.
NC Electric Cooperatives Website
Great resource for more information on what electric cooperatives are, what it means to be a member-owner and more.
"As electric cooperatives, our service is to provide electricity, but our purpose is to support and empower our members and communities through economic development and community outreach. We strive not only to provide safe, reliable and affordable electricity, but also to make a difference."
ElectriCities of NC is a membership organization of municipally owned electric utilities spread across NC, SC, and VA. See what they offer here.
Our TempTracker 365™ tool records daily high and low temperatures in our member communities so you can see weather trends in your area. You can use this tool to create monthly calendars with historical weather data and identify which days, weeks, or months were extremely hot or cold, causing heating and cooling systems to run longer.
That's not all! Explore more resources and see what NCIPL's partners offer below.
ENERGY STAR ACTION
"This workbook is intended to serve as a resource and planning guide for clergy, staff, and laypersons of houses of worship who want to increase the energy efficiency of their facilities by implementing realistic and cost-effective energy improvement projects."
National IPL and its 40 state-affiliates encourage congregations of all faiths to save energy, go green, and respond to climate change. They offer Start-up Kits for both congregations and individuals that provide guidance through this process, and ultimately be recognized for your accomplishments.
AMICUS SOLAR CO-OP
"We are a special group of 50+ quality solar PV installers, integrators, EPCs and developers who openly share and collaborate on a wide range of business topics from operational efficiencies to sales and marketing strategies. Members experience the benefits of co-owning a large national cooperative, such as purchasing power and project financing, while remaining independently owned and operated. Amicus was founded in 2011 with the goal of supporting regional smaller solar companies by leveraging national scale and collective brainpower. Amicus is jointly-owned and democratically managed by its members."
"Cool Harvest is a food, faith and climate program by Interfaith Power & Light, a nonprofit organization inspiring a religious response to global warming. It is for congregations interested in responding to climate change through educating their members about climate-friendly food choices and engaging them in activities, such as organic gardening, that can inspire and have a positive impact."
DSIRE DATABASE ~ NC
"The Database of State Incentives for Renewables & Efficiency is the most comprehensive source of information on incentives and policies that support renewables and energy efficiency at the federal, state, local, and utility levels." Check the incentives and policies for North Carolina here.