Powering Community: Lockheed Martin Partners to Oversee Duke Energy Helping Home Fund

Lockheed Martin Partners to Oversee Duke Energy Helping Home Fund

As many as 4,000 households across North Carolina could soon be eligible for an energy makeover thanks to Duke Energy, North Carolina Community Action Association (NCCAA), and Lockheed Martin.

Duke Energy announced the launch of its Helping Home Fund, a $20 million program authorized through an agreement with the North Carolina Public Staff and approved by the North Carolina Utilities Commission. As part of the agreement, each utility will distribute $10 million through the program.

Duke Energy has contracted with the NCCAA to serve as the administrator of the program; and under contract with NCCAA, Lockheed Martin will provide database, tracking, reporting, and installation QA/QC support.  NCCAA and Lockheed Martin will work with agencies and non-profits across the state to distribute funds for energy-efficiency work beginning as early as January 2015.

Duke Energy’s Helping Home Fund will provide select customers with up to $10,000 in energy efficiency upgrades at no cost to the customer.

Representatives from the Lockheed Martin, NCCAA and Duke Energy after receiving a check to administer the Helping Home Fund. Representatives from the North Carolina Community Action Association are joined by Lorrie Maggio, Manager of Products and Services for Duke Energy after receiving a check from Duke Energy to administer the Helping Home Fund. Pictured (L-R) Jeff Brown, Senior Manager, Lockheed Martin; Sharon C. Goodson, Executive Director, NCCAA, Lorrie Maggio, Duke Energy and Bryan Duncan, president of the NCCAA.

Measures may include weatherization upgrades, heating and cooling system replacements, appliance replacements, and health and safety upgrades to customers’ homes. An energy assessment of the home will help to determine which measures are most appropriate.

Customers will also receive information on their home’s energy use and strategies to save energy.

Posted October 31, 2014