Coronavirus (COVID-19)

While communities and organizations continue to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic, one thing you can be confident of is the stability of public power. At ElectriCities, we’ve been planning for situations like this for years. We’re continuing to coordinate with the Electricity Subsector Coordinating Council (ESCC) and the American Public Power Association (APPA) to ensure that organizations, industry, and the general public have the resources they need to keep the lights on.

A recent PricewaterhouseCoopers article states, “Power and utility companies have a strong track record when it comes to preparing for emergencies. As a provider of critical infrastructure, the industry should plan for — and be prepared to respond to — many foreseeable hazards, including health emergencies.”

At ElectriCities, we’re working directly with our member cities to navigate the impacts of COVID-19. We recognize the importance of a reliable electric grid and are taking precautions accordingly. Our aim is to remain committed to you — our customers — while keeping the health and safety of our communities and employees as our top priority.

Through our partnership with the ESCC, we’re getting regular updates from the departments of Energy, Homeland Security, and Health & Human Services, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, and the North American Electric Reliability Corporation.

Just as we have through countless storms, hurricanes, and natural disasters, we are with you, providing the leadership necessary to guide us through this crisis. Below is a list of valuable resources to assist in navigating this unprecedented event:

​​For Customers of Public Power Communities

​​Resources for NC Local Governments

​​​​​Information from the Governor’s Office​​​

Resources from ​Federal Government, CDC and WHO

​​Resources for Economic Development and Business

Resources for Municipal Public Power Organizations – Executive Order 121

Resources for Commercial Customers