Progress Energy is now on Twitter, giving free energy saving tips

Tweets will focus on low- and no-cost tips, as well as programs offered by Progress Energy, to help customers save energy and money.

We started using Twitter over the past few months to send out Progress Energy announcements, storm restoration updates and other information to its account followers. The new Progress Energy EnergyAdvisors Twitter account will be dedicated to providing energy-efficiency tips and information to followers over the summer.

Twitter users can sign up to follow Progress Energy's EnergyAdvisors program at Customers can follow the company's corporate account at

They say the "greenest" watt of electricity is the one you never use. Here is an easy way to learn ways to reduce your energy consumption and beat the heat this summer. My colleagues at Progress Energy, calling themselves the EnergyAdvisors, are now sharing energy saving information through the social media microblog Twitter. Followers of the new Progress Energy EnergyAdvisors account will receive regular tweets throughout the summer that include practical ways they can save energy and save money on their energy bills. The program begins today and will run through Sept. 20.

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