Green Power Program

You can help App State’s New River Light and Power bring clean, climate-friendly energy to the High Country. Sign up now for the Green Power Program.
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How does the program work?

NRLP customers can choose to purchase blocks of hydroelectric power to offset their monthly carbon-based electric use.

$5=250kWhEach block costs $5 and represents 250 kilowatt-hours (kWh) of clean energy.

On average, a residential customer uses 750 kWh of electricity per month, meaning many customers can offset 100% of their usage with renewable power for just $15 extra per month.

How to purchase Green Power blocks

  • Decide how many blocks you want to purchase to offset your usage. You may buy as many blocks as you like.
  • Sign up online to purchase your renewable energy blocks. You can also stop by our office or give us a call at 828-264-3671.
  • Track charges for your Green Power blocks on your monthly bill.
  • Change or cancel your program enrollment at any time by calling our office or emailing nrlp-csr@appstate.edu

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The Green Power Program is made possible through NRLP’s wholesale power agreement with Carolina Power Partners, effective January 2022.

Renewable energy purchased through the program replaces carbon-based sources of energy, lowering the carbon footprint of NRLP, our customers and the North Carolina region where we work and play.

Green Power blocks purchased between now and the start of the agreement will be delivered to NRLP in January 2022, offsetting customers’ electric usage during the pre-agreement time period.

Where does the clean energy come from?

NRLP entered into a contract for the purchase of clean, emissions-free, renewable hydropower from the 375-megawatt Smoky Mountain portfolio, consisting of four hydropower facilities located along the Little Tennessee and Cheoah rivers in Tennessee and North Carolina.

The Smoky Mountain portfolio is owned and operated by Brookfield Renewable U.S., one of the nation’s leading owners, operators and developers of renewable power. 

The facilities have been certified by the Low Impact Hydropower Institute in recognition for their adherence to a set of stringent, science-based environmental protection standards and social and cultural criteria.

Brookfield Renewable U.S.’s Santeetlah Hydropower Facility near Robbinsville, North Carolina  (Source: Brookfield Renewable U.S.)Brookfield Renewable U.S.’s Santeetlah Hydropower Facility near Robbinsville, North Carolina. Photo courtesy of Brookfield Renewable U.S.