Public Power is People Power

When you own your utility, it answers to you.

Public power utilities like yours are:

  • Locally owned
  • Locally operated
  • Locally controlled

Your public power utility is like your public schools and libraries:

  • A division of local government
  • Owned by your community
  • Run by a board of your neighbors who are accountable to you

That means public power doesn’t answer to shareholders or investors.

And it means your public power provider is focused on people, not profit, providing jobs in your community and supporting your local economy.

In fact, on average, every dollar of a public power employee’s paycheck circulates through the local economy nearly five times.

Discover how public power powers your day.

Discover the Value

The Value of Public Power

Along with providing reliable electric service, a municipally owned utility powers local jobs, investment in your community, and much more. And, since it’s a division of local government, it answers to you.

Our Communities

1.3 million people across North Carolina get their power from municipally owned utilities. That’s more citizens than the populations of Raleigh and Charlotte combined.

Who We Are

ElectriCities is a member organization that serves public power communities in North Carolina, South Carolina, and Virginia. In 2020, we delivered more than $460 million in value to our member communities.

Raleigh Office

1427 Meadow Wood Blvd
Raleigh, NC 27604

Huntersville Office

11316 Sam Furr Rd
Huntersville, NC 28078

Lexington Office

28 W. Center Street
Lexington, NC 27292