Tideland Electric Member Cooperative will hold a public meeting at 7 p.m. tomorrow (Thursday, March 24) in the Ocracoke Community Center about their “smart thermostat” giveaway program.

Tideland has been selected to participate in a pilot project being conducted by North Carolina Membership Corporation which owns the island’s peaking generator. 

Tideland is responsible for installing several hundred “Ecobee3” smart thermostats on the island by June 1. The thermostat, which retails for $249, will be free for the first 300 HVAC systems enrolled in the program.

To qualify, members must have either a central air conditioning system or heat pump and Wi-Fi internet. (Mini-split heat pumps do not qualify). 

Full details will be discussed during the community meeting.



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