Progress Energy Carolinas is now accepting applications for its new SunSenseSM Solar Water Heating research study, which will test the energy-saving potential of solar water heating systems in the Carolinas. The research study is one of several new energy-efficiency programs that are designed to help residential customers save money and reduce their energy use.
Up to 150 customers will be offered a $1,000 incentive to participate in this study and install solar hot water heating equipment. Progress Energy Carolinas will use the measured data gleaned through the program to help determine regional energy-saving capabilities for a potential larger-scale program.
Research study applications are now being accepted and will be reviewed in order of the postmark dates on the envelope. For more information and to download the application form, please visit www.progress-energy.com/swh.
Progress Energy has made a commitment to double the energy efficiency its customers achieve to 2,000 megawatts (MW) through demand-side management and energy-efficiency programs. Increasing the amount of efficiency from customers helps to delay the need for new power plants. Progress Energy is developing an array of programs to fit varied customer lifestyles and needs.
In addition to programs, the company provides efficiency information and tips through the Save The Watts campaign. Save The Watts is an educational initiative that features a highly interactive Web site (www.savethewatts.com) with energy-efficiency program details and more than 100 useful tips for customers to save energy and money. The Web site provides a calculator for customers to measure their energy savings as well as their carbon footprint, a calculation of the individual’s energy usage to reflect his or her contribution to greenhouse gas emissions.
Progress Energy (NYSE: PGN), headquartered in Raleigh, N.C., is a Fortune 500 energy company with more than 21,000 megawatts of generation capacity and $9 billion in annual revenues. Progress Energy includes two major electric utilities that serve approximately 3.1 million customers in the Carolinas and Florida. The company has earned the Edison Electric Institute’s Edison Award, the industry’s highest honor, in recognition of its operational excellence, and was the first utility to receive the prestigious J.D. Power and Associates Founder’s Award for customer service. The company is pursuing a balanced strategy for a secure energy future, which includes aggressive energy-efficiency programs, investments in renewable energy technologies and a state-of-the-art electricity system. Progress Energy celebrated a century of service in 2008.Â Visit the company’s Web site at www.progress-energy.com.