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The “Early Bird” Advantage

Apply Early for Bright Ideas Education Grants and Be Entered to Win $100 As the old saying goes, “the early bird gets the worm.” Be one of the “early bird” K-12 teachers who submit their Bright Ideas Education Grant application by Aug. 16 for a chance to win one of… Read More

A Balanced Fuel Mix Promotes Power Reliability

The energy industry is undergoing a dramatic transformation as consumer demand for more renewable energy sources grows and innovation and technology continue to advance exponentially. You’re likely witnessing this energy evolution first-hand. In driving across the region, you may have noticed fields of solar panels along with an increase in… Read More

Affordable Electricity Powers Your Quality of Life

Most of us use electricity, either directly or indirectly, at almost all times of the day. Because electricity is so abundant and available with the simple flip of a switch, it’s easy to take it for granted. According to the Energy Information Agency (EIA), the typical U.S. household now uses… Read More

Save Energy in Your Home with Smart Power Strips

Installing a smart power strip (or an advanced power strip) in your home is a quick and easy way to start saving money while making your household a little more energy-efficient. You may be asking yourself, “why should I bother with a power strip when I turn my electronics off,… Read More

An Opportunity for a Brighter Future

Union Power Awards College Scholarships to Local High School Students At Union Power, we believe in making an impact in our communities and we are committed to creating a brighter future for our members – that’s why each year, we award graduating high school seniors with scholarships to North Carolina… Read More

The Power of Cooperative Membership

Investing in Our CommunityAs a local, not-for-profit cooperative, Union Power is committed to creating a brighter future for our members and our community. Beyond providing safe, reliable, sustainable, and affordable power, Union Power partners with educators, students, and local organizations to support scholarships, grants, community programs, and economic development. Bright… Read More

We’re Ready for Storm Season. Are You?

Summertime brings many of our favorite activities like cooking out with family and friends, afternoons on the water, and simply slowing down a bit to enjoy life. But the arrival of summer also brings the potential for hurricanes and severe weather that can have major impacts like fallen trees, downed… Read More

The Power is in Your Hands

The impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on our lives continues to be felt around the world with each passing day. While many of us have been relatively fortunate, we all know friends, family, neighbors, and colleagues whose lives have changed in critical ways that promise to have much longer-lasting effects. Read More

Don’t Fall Victim to Utility Scams

Every day, millions of Americans are targeted by scammers through phone calls, emails, text messages, online, or in person. Scammers’ tactics can change daily, which is why it’s important for consumers to stay on top of the latest scam reports from local and national news outlets, as well as your… Read More

Pump Up Your Swimming Pool’s Energy Efficiency this Summer

The warm days of summer are quickly approaching, and many swimming pool owners are looking forward to taking a refreshing dip in their backyard oasis – but they are also dreading the dip that operating a swimming pool will make in their wallets. As your electric cooperative, we’re here to… Read More