Energy Efficiency Programs

To promote energy efficiency and help save energy dollars for our members, Union Power Cooperative recommends using compact fluorescent bulbs (CFLs). and light-emitting diodes (LEDs). CFLs can save members an average of $30 per bulb in energy costs. CFLs use 75% less energy than their standard incandescent counterparts, and they last 10 times longer. LEDs can last up to 25 times longer than incandescent bulbs. LED information

To compare CFL and LED to incandescent light usage and energy savings, check out our Lighting Calculator.

For more information on how to select an ENERGY STAR-certified bulb for each application in your home, view the ENERGY STAR Light Bulb Purchasing Guide.

As a North Carolina electric cooperative, Union Power promotes energy efficiency projects in part to comply with the Renewable Energy Portfolio Standards legislation passed by the NC General Assembly in 2007.


Created by the North Carolina Utilities Commission, NC Green Power is an independent nonprofit program dedicated to encouraging the development of renewable energy. It is designed to help improve the quality of the environment by allowing North Carolinians to choose cleaner “greener” energy solutions. Click here to learn more.

My Energy Report!

Check out My Energy Report for information on how to receive a free monthly report that provides an accurate analysis of your home’s energy use!  

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