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The Energy Behind
Public Power

ElectriCities is a member organization that serves public power communities.

What is Public Power?

“Public power” means a community owns and operates its own electric utility, distributing energy to its residents. That local ownership provides significant benefits within the community.

There are over 2,000 public power communities in the United States, with more than 70 in North Carolina alone.

Some of Our Services

Available Sites and Properties

We work with our member communities to identify shell buildings and shovel-ready sites that are ready for economic development projects. Our goal is to help these communities attract the right businesses to support their economic growth.

Learning and Development

Professional development, safety training, and technical training to provide career opportunities in public power.

Corporate Communications

Brand strategy and creative services to help our members spread their messages.

News and Events

ElectriCities Coronavirus (COVID-19) Communication

As with many organizations, ElectriCities and our member cities are involved in preparing our communities for the potential threat of coronavirus (COVID-19). Utilities across the country recognize the importance of a reliable electric grid and are taking precautions accordingly.

Public Power Week 2020

Public Power Week is Oct. 4-10. This year’s theme is especially poignant: The Power of Community, Neighbors Serving Neighbors. Stock up on items to celebrate with your community by placing your order online. The best part about Public Power Week swag is that it lasts long after the week is over (and before it begins!), so we can praise our public power front line heroes all year long. The deadline for orders is August 28.

Serving public power communities in
North Carolina, South Carolina, and Virginia since 1965.

Raleigh Office

1427 Meadow Wood Blvd
Raleigh, NC 27604
919.760.6000

Huntersville Office

11316 Sam Furr Rd
Huntersville, NC 28078
704.948.0550

Lexington Office

28 W. Center Street
Lexington, NC 27292
336.243.2489