Learn about new funding opportunities for forest landowners and find out what two local students attended this year's basketball camps in this issue of the Roanoke Flashes.
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.
News and Events
In the 2012 national elections, voter turnout dropped by 9 percent overall, but the decline in rural counties was 18 percent—twice that of the nation as a whole. Today Roanoke EC is joining a national program to help turn this around by encouraging our employees and member-owners to register to vote and go to the polls in November.
North Carolina’s Electric Cooperatives, including Roanoke, are accepting applications for the Bright Ideas grant program. The education grants fund creative, classroom-based learning projects. The final deadline to apply is September 23. However, teachers submitting their completed application by the early-bird deadline of Aug. 15 will have a chance to win one of five $100 gift cards.