Lumbee River EMC (LREMC) offers rebates to builders who construct single-family Energy Star Homes in the LREMC service territory. Energy Star homes are able to provide greater comfort, efficiency, and satisfaction to homeowners. A builder rebate of $350 or a free marathon water heater is available for certified homes. Homes must be certified by an independent Home Energy Rater. The structure and equipment must meet all Energy Star Home program requirements. Contact LREMC for more guidelines and program information.
Lumbee River EMC (LREMC) offers rebates to its residential customers who purchase and install qualified energy efficient products or services. Rebates are available for water heaters, refrigerator/freezer recycling, heat pumps, air conditioners, and programmable thermostats. Services or products offered through the program have efficiency standards that must be met in order to receive a rebate. See the web site listed above for more information on these services and products. Forms are available at each cooperative office and are also located on the program web site.
Lumbee River Electric Membership Corporation (LREMC) offers low interest loans to help its residential members increase the energy efficiency of their homes. Loans up to $10,000 are available for the purchase and installation of:
* thermal windows and doors
* attic ventilation fans
* water heaters
* foundation vents
* insulation and or mastic sealing of duct work
* a heat pump
* a gas pack
* insulation of ceilings, walls, floors, storm doors and windows
Lumbee River EMC is offering 1.50% loans to residential customers for the installation of solar water heaters on their homes. To qualify, the systems must be certified OG-300 by the Solar Ratings and Certification Council (SRCC) and installed by a program-approved contractor or an installer certified by the North American Board of Certified Energy Practitioners (NABCEP). Loans of $2,000 or less will be secured as a signature loan. Loans in excess of $2,000 will be secured by a deed of trust against the home and property. Lumbee River EMC also provides rebates for solar water heaters.
Lumbee River EMC is offering $850 rebates to residential customers who install solar water heaters on their homes. To qualify, the systems must be certified OG-300 by the Solar Ratings and Certification Council (SRCC) and installed by a program-approved contractor or an installer certified by the North American Board of Certified Energy Practitioners (NABCEP). Lumbee River EMC also provides loans for solar water heaters. Customer must choose between the loan and this rebate; they may not accept both.
Four-County EMC offers its customers $50 rebates for purchasing certain Energy Star appliances. Eligible appliances include refrigerators, dishwashers, clothes washers and freezers. The rebates are available to residential customers who are replacing older appliances or buying new appliances for the first time. In order to qualify for the rebate, Energy Star documentation and a proof of purchase receipt are required. An additional $50 dollar rebate is available to customers who properly recycle their old refrigerators and freezers.
Four-County EMC offers the Comfort Loan Program to residential customers. This program offers financing for insulation upgrades, the replacement of an existing heating/cooling system with an electric energy-efficient heat pump or air conditioning unit, and the purchase of certain energy-efficient water heaters. In order to qualify for the financing, heat pumps and air conditioners must have a minimum SEER of 13. The maximum loan amount for heat pumps and air conditioners is $5,000. The maximum loan amount for a water heater is $700.
Haywood EMC offers a low interest loan to their residential customers to finance the purchase of an energy efficient heat pump and certain weatherization measures. The current interest rate is 5% and the loan has a maximum payback time of 60 months.
Hyde County, located in eastern North Carolina, adopted a wind ordinance in 2008 to regulate the use of wind energy facilities throughout the county, including waters within the boundaries of Hyde County.