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Calling all HVAC/Electrical Contractors! Upgrade to $ave program still has $5 million to invest in home upgrades

The Roanoke Center and Roanoke Electric Cooperative are hosting an “Energy Efficiency Job Opportunity” event on Friday, March 10, 2017.  Your firm is cordially invited to participate in this outreach event to connect your company with the upcoming job opportunities that are associated with providing energy efficiency measures to the Roanoke Electric membership.

Easy steps to greater efficiency

Do you want to save money and electricity but have limited time, money and patience? According to the Department of Energy, a “typical American family” spends nearly $2,000 per year on their home energy bills. Much of that money, however, is wasted through leaky windows or ducts, old appliances or inefficient heating and cooling systems.

Savings adds up with Upgrade to $ave

Since its Upgrade to $ave program was launched two years ago, Roanoke Electric Co-op has helped more than 200 member-owners make energy efficient upgrades to their homes.

Roanoke Electric Cooperative’s broadband initiative enters next phase

With its “Roanoke Connect” fiber optic network nearly complete, Roanoke Electric Cooperative is launching a pilot program to test how it could be used to bring high-speed internet to co-op member-owners. The pilot is an important step toward bridging the digital divide for Roanoke Electric members in northeastern North Carolina.

Discover two offers to lower your electric bill in the March issue of the Flashes!

Tired of your electric bill getting lost in the monthly clutter of expenses?  Find out how your cooperative is offering to help in the latest issue of the Roanoke Flashes.

Sustainable Forestry and African American Land Retention Project Announces Financial Assistance for Forest Landowners

Roanoke Electric Cooperative’s non-profit organization The Roanoke Center, Sustainable Forestry and African American Land Retention Project (SFAALRP) announces financial assistance for forest landowners in the following counties: Halifax, Northampton, Bertie, Hertford, Gates, Chowan, and Perquimans.

You're Invited! Roanoke Electric Cooperative plans to discuss broadband access at upcoming RCPP2 Meeting

Join your cooperative and community leaders to discuss broadband access and energy conservation through connectivity at the March 10th Roanoke Chowan Partners for Progress (RCPP2) meeting.

Apply for a Touchstone Energy Sports Camp Scholarship by March 31

Time is ticking for local middle-school students to apply for an all-expense paid scholarship to attend summer basketball camp at two of the state’s largest universities. 

Common Power Line Myths

Roanoke Electric Cooperative bets you’ve heard a lot of myths about power lines, like “If birds sit on power lines, they must be safe to touch.” Not true. And we’re here to tell you why.

Join us for a Career Fair on February 23

Looking for a career?  Join us at the upcoming Career Fair at The Roanoke Center on February 23rd.

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October 30, 2017

With the co-op’s mobile app, member-owners can monitor their daily energy usage and make better informed decisions to save money on their electric bills. 

October 27, 2017

U.S. Endowment for Forestry and Communities, Greenville, SC

GREENVILLE, SC - Enviva Holdings, LP today announced a $45,000 grant to support African American land retention and healthy forests in northeastern North Carolina.  The grant to the Sustainable Forestry Program of the Roanoke Center—a nonprofit affiliate of the Roanoke Electric Cooperative headquartered in Ahoskie, North Carolina—deepens the existing partnership between Enviva, the Roanoke Center, and the U. S. Endowment for Forestry and Communities (Endowment).  That program serves forest owners in seven counties in the Cooperative’s service region and near two of Enviva’s wood pellet facilities.

October 17, 2017

Roanoke Electric Co-op is offering water heater control devices. Which boost energy efficiency and savings, free to member-owners.



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