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Understanding public power.
A focus on people, not profit.

ElectriCities of North Carolina, Inc., is the membership organization that provides power supply and related critical services to over 90 community-owned electric systems in North Carolina, South Carolina, and Virginia—collectively known as public power. ElectriCities manages the power supply for two power agencies in North Carolina and provides technical services to assist members in operating their electric distribution systems. ElectriCities also helps these locally owned and operated public power providers thrive today and in the future by delivering innovative services, including legislative, technical, communications, and economic development expertise.

Public Power Strategic Priorities

The ElectriCities Board of Directors, alongside the executive leadership team has outlined our strategic priorities and the efforts we're taking to ensure we achieve them.

2022 Value Summary

Our services help our members save money and create opportunities within their communities.

Member Services

We support our member communities through a variety of services designed to help them succeed.

Our History

1965

Electric Act of 1965
Proposed legislation sparks the state's public power communities to form the North Carolina Municipality Owned Electric Systems Association. Three years later, the association becomes ElectriCities.

1975-1977

Amendments to the North Carolina Constitution help establish the Power Agencies, enabling public power communities to jointly build generation and partner with private utilities.

1976

Power Agencies
North Carolina Municipal Power Agencies 1, 2, and 3 form.

1978

Power Agencies enter into agreements with Duke and CP&L to purchase power plant ownership shares.

1979

Three Mile Island nuclear accident prompts regulations that lead to significantly higher-than-projected prices for nuclear energy. Ownership costs skyrocket for Catawba Nuclear Station in the west and Shearon Harris Nuclear Power Plant in the east.

1981

NCMPA2 and NCMPA3 combine to form North Carolina Eastern Municipal Power Agency.

1984

ElectriCities is incorporated.
Emergency Assistance Program begins, creating a way for members to assist each other in emergencies.

1990s

Federal Power Act provides opportunities for NCMPA1 and NCEMPA to reduce wholesale power supply costs.

2015

July 2015
NCEMPA reaches agreement to sell its electric generation assets to Duke Energy Progress, lowering wholesale power supply costs and citizens' electric utility bills. Total savings to customers in first year = $132 million.

2022

ElectriCities delivered $537 million in net value to our members.

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Our Culture

Public power is all about community, and a solid community is built on the foundation of good people. At ElectriCities, our focus on service is something each and every employee is charged with. We use this service-oriented approach to support our members, their residents, and our fellow coworkers.

If you’re interested in working at ElectriCities, check out our job openings on the Careers page.

Our Core Values

Safety

We practice and promote a culture of safety.

Service

We are dedicated to providing value in our service to others.

Integrity

We are committed to doing what is honest, respectful, and ethical.

Connection

We value all contributions and believe in the power of a diverse and inclusive community of people working together.

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