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Your Guide to Going Solar

You may be considering the option of adding a solar energy system to your home’s roof or finding another way to harness the sun’s energy to help power your home. While rooftop solar certainly works for many people, there’s no one-size-fits-all solar solution. Homeowners should fully understand its true costs,… Read More

Electric Cooperative Youth Tour Goes Virtual

Each year, Union Power joins other electric cooperatives from across the state and nation to sponsor the Electric Cooperative Youth Tour, an annual trip that gives exceptional high school juniors the opportunity to experience the sites of Washington, D.C., meet with elected officials, and learn more about how they can… Read More

Building a Brighter Future: Nuclear 101

As a safe, dependable, and carbon-free source of power, nuclear energy is a key contributor to our Brighter Future vision, part of which promotes environmental sustainability, including a goal of net-zero carbon emissions by 2050. More than half of the electricity we provide to our members is generated from nuclear… Read More

Be Sure to #ThankALineworker on April 18

Each year, Union Power joins other electric cooperatives across our state and nation to celebrate Lineworker Appreciation Day. Held annually in April, this day recognizes lineworkers’ critical role in providing our members with the power they depend on every day. The important responsibilities of lineworkers have become all the more… Read More

Claim Your Capital Credit Check

Union Power Cooperative is searching for members and former members who have outstanding capital credit checks. Historically, capital credits are retired (paid) in the fall of each year. However, in June 2020, the co-op retired $3.48 million worth of capital credits to eligible members in an effort to assist those… Read More

2021 Basketball Camp Scholarship Program Suspended Due to COVID-19

Due to the ongoing uncertainty surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic, Union Power has made the difficult decision not to offer its Touchstone Energy Sports Camp Scholarships this year. This long-standing program typically provides full scholarships for middle school students to attend overnight summer basketball camp at North Carolina State University and… Read More

Educators, Get Your Bright Ideas Ready!

It’s that time again! Union Power kicks off its Bright Ideas Education Grant program and begins accepting applications from innovative educators for the 2021-22 school year on April 1. Teachers with ideas for creative classroom projects that bring learning to life can learn more and apply online at ncbrightideas.com.Grants are… Read More

Educators, Get Your Bright Ideas Ready!

It’s that time again! Union Powerkicks off its Bright Ideas Education Grant program and begins accepting applications from innovative educators for the 2021-22 school year on April 1. Teachers with ideas for creative classroom projects that bring learning to life can learn more and apply online at ncbrightideas.com. Grants… Read More