Energy Efficiency & Renewable Resources

NC GreenPower

In January 2004, Jones-Onslow EMC began partnering with NC GreenPower, an independent nonprofit whose mission is to expand public knowledge and acceptance of cleaner energy technologies to all North Carolinians through local, community-based initiatives. Since then, customers have signed up to make monthly contributions to the program. Our members, combined with other consumers across the state, are working to protect our environment through their tax-deductible contributions.

The program is designed to improve the environment by supporting renewable energy, carbon offset projects and providing grants for educational solar installations at N.C. K-12 schools. Customers may elect to contribute on their utility bill to help support a cleaner environment through electricity produced from renewable resources. For every $4 donated, 125 kilowatt hours (kWh) of renewable energy is supplied to the electric grid in North Carolina, rather than from traditional sources. In addition, each $4 donation provides grants to N.C. K-12 schools for educational solar installations. Click here to learn more about NC GreenPower and the many ways they are building a brighter future for North Carolina. ( have links open in a new tab. To be a part of this program fill out the form below or call Jones-Onslow to sign up today and begin contributing with your next electric bill. Remember, you have the power to make a difference!

Each $4 donation provides grants to N.C. K-12 schools for educational solar installations. The NC GreenPower Solar Schools grant application opens annually from January 2 – February 28. All K-12 schools in North Carolina are eligible to apply–to learn more click here. Donations to carbon offsets may be made on their website.

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NC GreenPower, an independent nonprofit organization, was approved by the North Carolina Utilities Commission to provide North Carolinians with greater options for their energy sources. NC GreenPower is committed to improving environmental protection by increasing renewable energy sources. NC GreenPower is a subsidiary of Advanced Energy, located in Raleigh, N.C.

Resources For You

Energy Star

Jones-Onslow is Proud Partner of ENERGY STAR
ENERGY STAR was introduced in 1992 to identify and promote energy-efficient products to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. ENERGY STAR is best known as a label for products, such as appliances, that meet strict energy efficiency guidelines set by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE). Jones-Onslow EMC encourages its members to reduce energy by using Energy Star products and practices to help save money and reduce greenhouse gas emissions. Additional information is available on the Energy Star Website.

Touchstone Energy

101 Easy Ways To Save Energy And Money
Download this brochure (pdf) that provides some great tips on saving energy and money around your house.

Home Energy Savings
Looking for a resource to operate your home more efficiently? Download this guide here.

Questions to Ask When Replacing Your HVAC
If you are thinking about replacing the HVAC system in your home, a list of questions to consider in the decision-making process can be found here.

Together We Save
When working together, using energy wisely and saving money go hand in hand.

Home Energy Adventure
Through interactive quizzes, users can test their energy efficiency skills and learn how to improve their home’s energy efficiency, and ultimately save money. After each question, users receive energy saving tips that are customized specifically to their lifestyle and energy habits.

Beneficial Electrification

Electric Lawn and Farm 
Learn more about ways to electrify your lawn and farm equipment by downloading this brochure (pdf).


10 Steps to Take Before Installing Solar 
View more information about solar power generation by reading this brochure (pdf).

Questions to Ask a Solar Contractor 
Use this brochure (pdf) to assist you in purchasing from the right contractor for your next solar project.

Solar Systems: What Size is Right For You
Solar systems generally can be divided into three types. Decide which is right for you here.

Solar Energy FAQ’s
View a series of fact sheets to help answer any questions you may have about solar energy here.

Electric Vehicles

Overview of Electric Vehicles
Download this brochure (pdf) for more information on the environmental benefits and cost efficiency of Electric Vehicles.

Is An Electric Vehicle Right for You?
To view a list of questions to consider when deciding if an Electric Vehicle is right for you, click here.

Nuts and Bolts of Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicles
Read more about the advantages of Plug-In Hybrid Electric Vehicles by downloading this brochure (pdf).

Electric Vehicle-Ready Homes
Click here to learn how to ensure the safety and readiness of your home to house your Electric Vehicle.

How Long Will An Electric Vehicle Battery Last?
Use this brochure (pdf) to properly and efficiently power your Electric Vehicle. 

Range Anxiety and Fuel Comparison
Reduce the fear of running out of a charge by reading this brochure (pdf).