Frigid temperatures can cause heating systems to work over time, and since heating and cooling can make up nearly half of your electric bill, you may experience sticker shock when you open that bill. Instead of waiting until after a potentially high bill is in your mailbox, be proactive. There are things you can do now to help ensure you are managing your energy use and spending less.
Upgrade to $ave
Ever wish you could make energy efficiency upgrades to your home or business to improve comfort and reduce your electric bill with no upfront cost? This may be the solution for you!
Upgrade to $ave is a new program that finances cost effective energy efficiency improvements for Roanoke Electric Cooperative member-owners while helping to promote local qualified contractors to gain work.
Through Upgrade to $ave, Roanoke Electric Cooperative will make investments in energy efficiency that allow our member-owners to save money on their bills without making any upfront payments or incurring new debt obligation. In turn, participating member-owners will agree to pay a voluntary tariff on their bill that shares the energy efficiency savings with the cooperative at a level that assures immediate savings for our participants and full cost recovery for our cooperative.
Because Roanoke Electric Cooperative is committed to helping member-owners access affordable energy services, we are proud to be among the first utilities to receive a loan from the Rural Utilities Service through the new Energy Efficiency & Conservation Loan Program. With $6 million in federal financing, we are now able to launch Upgrade to $ave to open the doors of opportunity for our member-owners.
For more information or updates on this program, please contact us at 252.539.4600.Interested in bringing an investment like Upgrade to $ave to your utility? Click here to learn more about tariffed on-bill financing.
Over the next 2-4 years, Roanoke Electric Cooperative will invest several million dollars in energy efficiency measures to the homes and businesses of our member-owners. Your firm is cordially invited to participate in this initiative that will connect your company with the numerous upcoming job opportunities.
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Message from Curtis Wynn, President & CEO
Three years ago, your cooperative made the strategic decision to be more than just your electric service provider. Roanoke underwent months of strategic planning and goal-setting with one major focus in mind: your satisfaction.