Green Power Program

You can help App State’s NRLP bring renewable, carbon-free energy to the High Country.
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Sign up now for the Green Power Program.

NRLP customers can choose to purchase blocks of renewable energy to offset their monthly usage for as little as $5 extra per month.

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Apply for service online

New customers and anyone transferring service to a new location are encouraged to schedule their service connection and/or disconnection online. 

Scheduling a service connection or disconnection online will save customers a trip to NRLP's office.

Follow this two-step process to either connect or disconnect service:

  1. Fill out a Service Application Form or Disconnect Form.
  2. Email a signed copy or a picture of a signed copy of the form to along with a picture or copy of a photo ID.

Good Neighbor Roundup Program

For those that can, we encourage you to sign up for our Good Neighbor Roundup Program to help members of our community who need assistance paying their electric bills due to financial stress caused by the COVID-19 
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Click here for more information and to sign up. We proudly partner with the Hospitality House for this community-oriented program. 

Recent Scam Alert

NRLP has heard from several customers that have received phone calls warning that if they do not pay their bill over the phone immediately their electricity will be cut off. Please be aware that this is a scam. 

NRLP will never call you demanding immediate payment and threatening to disconnect your service.

If you have any questions, please contact NRLP at 828-264-3671.

How New River got its flow back: App State’s NRLP completes Payne Branch environmental restoration project

After nearly three months of demolition, construction and restoration efforts, NRLP has completed its grant-funded project to remove the historic Payne Branch dam, which was located off Highway 321, just south of Boone, on the Middle Fork of the New River. The project has helped rehabilitate an approximately 1,200-linear-foot section of the river corridor.

 Click here to read more about this project.

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New River Light & Power Earns Highest Rating As A Reliable Public Power Provider

New River Light and Power (NRLP) has earned the highest Reliable Public Power Provider (RP3)® designation from the American Public Power Association for providing reliable and safe electric service. 

NRLP was awarded the Diamond designation, the highest rating possible for a public power utility, for the first time after holding a Platinum designation for the previous six years and Gold two years prior to that.

Read more here!

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Services Available

•  Customer Portal, see the video below for information
•  Pay your bill online using eCheck, Visa, MasterCard or Discover
•  Update your contact information
•  Automatic Bank Draft (PDF)
•  Good Neighbor Round Up Program available to help those less fortunate in our community
•  NRLP Notifications (PDF): How to set up; Payment Reminders, Severe Weather, & Special Alerts via text or email
•  100 + Ways to Conserve Resources

  • NRLP's Electric Vehicle Charging Station Now Open!  Located in the customer service parking area, come "fill up" for FREE.

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Energy Forecast

Energy Forecast Banner Provided by ElectriCities of North Carolina, Inc.

This free tool can help you to estimate the average energy usage in your home.  Get started now by clicking here.  Go to the "My Home" tab and complete the questions.

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Please visit us at 146 Faculty Street Extension, behind Wendy's and Bojangles.

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