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Energy Vampires will bleed you dry


Energy Vampires will bleed you dry

Unplugging idle electronics will cut energy consumption and save money

Vampire loads, also called phantom loads or standby power, refer to the electric power consumed by electronic appliances while they are switched off or in a standby mode.  U.S. households spend rough $100 per year to power home electronics like clock displays and remote controls left in standby mode.

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Progress Energy invests $1.5 million in Raleigh performing arts groups


The Progress Energy Foundation will invest $1.5 million over the next three years in the performing arts organizations headquartered in Raleigh’s Progress Energy Center for the Performing Arts.

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Progress Energy third-quarter earnings release webcast set for Nov. 3


Progress Energy (NYSE: PGN) will hold a conference call to discuss 2011 third-quarter earnings results on Thursday, Nov. 3.

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Fall into energy savings with tips and tricks from Progress Energy Florida


This October, as part of national Energy Awareness Month, Progress Energy encourages its customers to learn how they can reduce their energy use and, in turn, lower their monthly electric bill.

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Progress Energy's Weatherspoon coal-fired power plant retires Oct. 1


Progress Energy Carolinas on Oct. 1 will officially close the coal-fired W.H. Weatherspoon Power Plant near Lumberton, N.C., the first such retirement under the utility’s fleet-modernization program.

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Progress Energy names power plant in honor of Sherwood H. Smith, Jr.


Progress Energy today dedicated the newest power plant at its Richmond County Energy Complex and renamed the entire site to the Sherwood H. Smith Jr. Energy Complex. Smith is the former chairman, president and CEO of Carolina Power & Light Company (CP&L), which is now Progress Energy.

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Progress Energy Florida to begin accepting 2012 solar PV rebate applications Oct. 4


Customers interested in applying for rebates through Progress Energy’s 2012 SunSense Solar PV program can complete the online reservation process starting Oct. 4.

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Progress Energy board declares quarterly dividend


Progress Energy’s board of directors today declared a dividend on the company’s common stock. The quarterly dividend was declared at 62 cents per share, payable Nov. 1, 2011, to shareholders of record as of Oct. 11, 2011.

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Progress Energy Carolinas offers free home charging equipment for electric vehicles


Progress Energy Carolinas is providing 150 residential customers with plug-in electric vehicle charging equipment as part of a new research project. Launched today in North Carolina, the Plugged In Program will provide the charging stations at little or no cost to help the company better understand their impact on the electric utility system.

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Progress Energy receives national economic development award


Progress Energy has been named one of the Top Utilities in Economic Development by Site Selection magazine for the eighth time since 2001.

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