Progress pitches A/C control plan

Posted April 29, 2008

— Progress Energy wants to control your air conditioner this summer.

Customers who volunteer for the "EnergyWise" program would allow Progress to control their thermostat during periods of peak eletricity demand.

In return, they would get a $25 credit on their bill.

Progress pitched the program to N.C. Utilities Commission Tuesday as part of an effort to control demand during the summer months.

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  • imtiredofit Apr 30, 2008

    I had a house built back in 1991 in Raleigh, at that time CP&L offered a plan just like this one, but then they gave me a $15 per MONTH discount on my electric bill. A number of years ago they sent me a letter claiming that the energy savings from this program wasn't worth the effort so they were discontinuing the program but they would leave the box connected to my heat pumps unless I wanted it removed. Now PROGRESS ENERGY wants to start this up again but they only want to give the consumer a lousy $25 PER YEAR. If this goes thru I will tell them to take their box and place it where the sun doesn't shine!