Progress Energy will soon be able to rely on thousands of marketing helpers to recruit customers for an energy conservation program.
The new recruiters will be none other than existing Progress customers.
The Raleigh-based electric utility received approval today from state regulators to pay customers financial bonuses for referring other customers into the conservation program.
Progress will pay customers up to $100 a year, or $25 per referral, through bill credits. To qualify, the customer doing the referrals has to be enrolled in the EnergyWise conservation program.