Our Final Four is Finalized

In our March contest we asked you to promote TempTracker365. Since then, we’ve tracked referred traffic from each community. Now, we’re happy to announce the Final Four – the four communities that scored a winning shot during March are: Washington, Elizabeth City, New Bern and Greenville Utilities. With our Final Four set, these teams squared off during the first full week of April (4/7 – 4/13), to determine who will be crowned the champion of our TempTracker365 Tourney. The city that referred the most users to the TempTracker365 site will earn a slice of glory and a FREE pizza party*. We will announce the winning community in the May Currents newsletter.

*Up to $200.00

Our Final Four is Finalized

Wind Power

Springtime is the perfect time to make plans to visit NC Community Sailing & Rowing at Blythe Landing. The friendly crew at NC Community Sailing will show you the ropes on how to harness the power of wind and get you moving on Lake Norman. To learn more about this on-water adventure, sail over to the NC Public Power calendar’s website - electricities.com/adventure – for a story, pictures and even a video.

2014 Adventure Calendar
YouTube Channel

Lights, Pollen, Action!

Ah-choo! Our new “Spring Cleaning” animated video is ready to view. The video features Meg A. Watts and a cast of budding stars as they provide a variety of ways to help you prepare for summer weather. Watch this colorful video on our YouTube channel today.


We’re Looking to Draft Someone Like You

We don’t care how fast you run the 40. Or what your football IQ is. No, we’re looking for pros who want to up their workplace organization game. On Tuesday, May 6 at 10 a.m. join us for our first event in the ElectriCities Professional Development Series. We’re kicking off the series with guest speaker Emily Parks of Organize for Success. Emily has worked with the ElectriCities Strategic Communications team to speed up efficiency and tackle clutter. During this event, she’ll present top techniques and tech tools to get your work done—better, faster, smarter. In short, she’ll teach you practical ways to squeeze more time out of your workday.

The event runs from 10 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at ElectriCities in Raleigh and includes lunch and a roundtable discussion. Click here to sign up for this event.

Who should attend? Customer service managers and customer service staff, finance directors and staff, town clerks, PIOs, economic developers, any busy pros who want to dazzle your colleagues with game-changing efficiency.

Electricities Professional Development Series

New Collateral to Help Explain Tax Law Change

Starting July 1, the amount of sales tax paid on electricity usage is changing. The change is part of the Tax Simplification and Reduction Act passed by the North Carolina General Assembly during their 2013 session. The legislation simplified the way taxes are paid on electricity in North Carolina by shifting it from a combination of wholesale and retail taxes to simply a retail tax.

Retail customers will see sales tax on electricity change from three percent to seven percent. This change affects every electric customer in North Carolina, including customers served by investor-owned utilities, electric co-operatives and municipal utilities. To help you educate your customers on this new tax law, ElectriCities is developing a bill insert and press release for members to use to communicate this important change. Materials will be available by April 30. Check www.electricities.com for more information on availability and ordering.

Tax Law Change