The company’s Efficiency and Innovative Technology Department (EIT) manages Progress Energy’s efforts to (1) help residential and business customers use energy responsibly, (2) expand the use of renewable and alternative-energy resources and (3) aggressively pursue innovative energy technologies. Progress Energy is identifying ways to enhance customer control over energy use. Progress Energy is also evaluating emerging and evolving technologies that may change our energy future.
To achieve the first component of our balanced solution strategy, Progress Energy has established a robust DSM portfolio, including EE and demand-response programs in the Carolinas and Florida. These programs help customers lower their bills by saving electricity and reduce demand during times of peak energy demand.
Progress Energy works collaboratively with policymakers, regulators and other stakeholders to design and implement programs that meet customer needs and conserve energy. From the customer perspective, these programs reduce electric bills and may delay the need for more power plants. We expect that changing technology, as well as changing customer attitudes, will lead to evolving EE programs.
Changing customer behavior is integral to the success of EE and DSM programs. Progress Energy educates customers on how to save energy and money, and promotes awareness of our programs. We offer low-cost and no-cost tips, promote online home energy audits and link customers with rebates for EE measures implemented in their homes and businesses. For more information, visit www.progress-energy.com/save.