New River Light and Power will be changing it's energy supplier in the future.

High Country Press reports NRLP currently buys power from Blue Ridge Energy - which buys from Duke Energy - but when the current contract expires, will contract with NTE Carolinas, a company that puts emphasis on natural gas-fired generators and solar power.

The new arrangement is expected to provide savings for customers, as well as give them options for renewable sources for that energy.

A number of other municipalities have already contracted with NTE and others are considering the switch.

New River is also in talks with NTE about building a solar farm in the High Country.

New River Light and Power’s new contract to buy wholesale energy from NTE Carolinas will begin in 2022.