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.

Strategic Plan

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

2017 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.

2017

ElectriCities delivered $430.4 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

Integrity

We pursue what is right, fair, honest, and respectful above all else.

Service Excellence

In everything we do, we aim to surpass the expectations of our members.

Employees and Member Focus

Without satisfied and engaged employees and members, nothing else matters.

Collaboration

Working together to accomplish a common goal is the heart of public power, whether it’s an internal project or a mutual aid activity for one of our members.

Open Communication

Our work is most successful when everyone feels comfortable communicating and sharing ideas.

Valuing and Respecting Differences

Different perspectives help us see the whole picture, and they contribute to a better end result.

Flexibility and Adaptability

Being nimble helps us respond to the changing needs of our members.

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