NC Public Power Utilities Nationally Recognized for Reliability


Fourteen NC Public Power member utilities have earned Certificates of Excellence for reliable performance in 2020 from the American Public Power Association (APPA). Based on the Energy Information Administration (EIA) data in 2015 – 2019, the recipients of this award are in the top quartile (25%) of utilities nationally for System Average Interruption Duration Index (SAIDI), thereby qualifying for the 2020 Certificate of Excellence in Reliability.

We extend our congratulations to…

  • City of Concord
  • City of Laurinburg
  • City of Lumberton-EUD
  • City of Monroe
  • City of New Bern
  • City of Shelby
  • Fayetteville Public Works Commission
  • New River Light & Power
  • Town of Apex
  • Town of Benson
  • Town of Smithfield
  • Town of Tarboro
  • Town of Wake Forest
  • Wilson Energy

Honorees have been keeping track of their reliability data via APPA’s outage information reporting service, eReliability Tracker. On the web-based subscription service, utilities can collect, categorize, and summarize outage and restoration data and run reports throughout the year.

Nationwide, the average public power customer has their lights out for less than half the amount of time that customers of other types of utilities do.

“We are proud to have so many of our member communities earn this recognition. It is a testament to their hard work that ensures their communities have safe, reliable power,” said P.J. Rehm, Manager of Technology and Renewable Programs at ElectriCities of North Carolina.

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