A Brighter Future
A Brighter Future with Reliable, Affordable, Sustainable Energy
Our members and local economy depend on reliable, affordable, and safe electricity. BEMC is embarking on new efforts to preserve reliability and affordability while also working toward significant sustainability goals.
To us, sustainability means delivering reliable, affordable, low-carbon electricity over a grid that is more efficient, resilient, and secure. We are utilizing new and existing resources to achieve a goal of net-zero emissions by 2050, and along the way, a 50% reduction in carbon emissions from 2005 levels by 2030.
We’ve been planning for a brighter, more sustainable future for a long time. We’ve spent the past decade reducing our dependence on carbon-intensive power generation, and as a result, our current fuel mix is more than 50 percent carbon-free.
Our early investment in nuclear energy has allowed our members and communities to benefit from the lowest carbon electricity in the Southeast. In addition, we are increasingly integrating renewables into our already diverse array of power sources as new technology, such as battery storage, makes renewable energy a more accessible option.
Access to natural gas generation, which can be dispatched quickly when needed, will also continue to serve as a critical complement to our other power sources.
With other North Carolina electric cooperatives, BEMC is testing and evaluating new energy solutions and innovative technology that will help reduce power costs and make our sustainability goals a reality.