Understanding public power.
A focus on people, not profit.
ElectriCities is a not-for-profit membership organization of municipally owned electric utilities that are spread across North Carolina, South Carolina, and Virginia. We advocate for public power communities at the state and federal levels, and provide a number of administrative, technical, legal, and legislative services to support our members.
2020 Value Summary
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.
Amendments to the North Carolina Constitution help establish the Power Agencies, enabling public power communities to jointly build generation and partner with private utilities.
North Carolina Municipal Power Agencies 1, 2, and 3 form.
Power Agencies enter into agreements with Duke and CP&L to purchase power plant ownership shares.
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.
NCMPA2 and NCMPA3 combine to form North Carolina Eastern Municipal Power Agency.
ElectriCities is incorporated.
Emergency Assistance Program begins, creating a way for members to assist each other in emergencies.
Federal Power Act provides opportunities for NCMPA1 and NCEMPA to reduce wholesale power supply costs.
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.
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.
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