Upgrade to $ave
As a Roanoke Electric Cooperative member-owner, you may already be aware that your co-op offers a full suite of online cost-savings tools to help you manage your energy use and budget. But did you know that the co-op can help you achieve cost-saving efficiencies in person, right at your home or business?
If your home or business is in need of an energy-efficiency upgrade, and you are a co-op member-owner looking for ways to lower your monthly power bill without having to figure out how to cover the upfront costs such upgrades normally demand, then the Roanoke Electric Cooperative "Upgrade to $ave" program is the solution for you.
Here's how it works: First, the member-owner contacts the co-op and signs up for a free energy assessment. A skilled energy auditor will then visit your home or business to determine where efficiencies can be gained and what upgrades will result in the most energy cost savings. Then, a date is scheduled for the co-op's trained weatherization crew to come to the property and make the upgrades - at no cost to you, the co-op member-owner.
Upgrades available through this program include insulation, duct and air sealing, heat pump improvements, water heater wraps and LED lighting.
So far, through Upgrade to $ave, the co-op has invested almost $2 million into energy-efficient upgrades for member-owners. As of early 2018, the co-op still has nearly $4 million left in federal financing to invest in the program. Close to 300 member-owners have already benefited from this high-impact program.
Participation in the program is available to all co-op member-owners, regardless homeownership or financial status. The co-op offers this unique opportunity to member-owners simply as a benefit of their co-op membership. The co-op covers the initial costs of the upgrades for the participating member-owner
Roanoke Electric Cooperative is committed to helping member-owners access affordable energy services, and is proud to be among the first utilities to have received the loan from the Rural Utilities Service's Energy Efficiency & Conservation Loan Program that makes this program possible. With this federal financing, the Roanoke Electric Upgrade to $ave program offers member-owners a rare opportunity to receive efficiency upgrades that will help to lower energy bills.
For more information or updates on this program, please contact us at 252.209.2236