ElectriCities of North Carolina, Inc., has announced the recipients of the 2018 Public Power Awards of Excellence. The awards align with ElectriCities’ five strategic priorities and recognize achievement in the areas of communicating the value of public power, grid modernization, continuous improvement, workforce development and wholesale power cost.
“We were beyond thrilled with all of the submissions for the 2018 Public Power Awards of Excellence,” said ElectriCities CEO Roy Jones. “Our communities showed up in record numbers this year, and I think that’s a testament to all of the hard work and dedication that employees and community leaders are putting in each day. They are truly at the heart of public power.”
The grid modernization award focuses on promoting investment in public power communities’ electric distribution systems and in technology to ensure safety and reliability, as well as exceeding customer expectations. This year’s winners are: Gastonia, Kinston, Albemarle, New River Light and Power, Greenville Utilities Commission, and Fayetteville PWC.
The value of public power award highlights communities that communicate the value of electric system ownership to key stakeholders. This year’s winners are: Granite Falls, Statesville, Fayetteville PWC, Albemarle, Gastonia, Greenville Utilities Commission, High Point, Kinston, Lexington, Hamilton, Maiden, New River Light and Power, Rocky Mount, Tarboro, Wake Forest, Wilson, and Smithfield.
The wholesale power cost award recognizes communities that provide competitive and stable wholesale electric rates that meet the power supply need of Power Agency Members. This year’s winners are: Granite Falls, Statesville, Albemarle, Gastonia, Greenville Utilities Commission, High Point, Kinston, New River Light and Power, Rocky Mount, Smithfield, and Wilson.
The workforce planning and development award honors communities that promote a workforce plan to attract, develop and retain the necessary human talent to provide safe, reliable power and lead public power forward. This year’s winners are: Albemarle, Benson, Fayetteville PWC, Fremont, Gastonia, Granite Falls, Greenville Utilities Commission, High Point, Kinston, New River Light and Power, Rocky Mount, Smithfield, and Laurinburg.
The continuous improvement award recognizes cities and towns that constantly review and enhance all aspects of public power while focusing on cost reduction and increased efficiencies in current and future operations. This year’s winners are: Statesville, Lexington, New River Light and Power, Rocky Mount, Wake Forest, Greenville Utilities Commission, and Fayetteville PWC.
About ElectriCities of North Carolina
ElectriCities of North Carolina, Inc., is the membership organization that provides power supply and related critical services to over 90 community-owned electric systems in North Carolina, South Carolina, and Virginia—collectively known as public power. ElectriCities manages the power supply for two power agencies in North Carolina and provides technical services to assist members in operating their electric distribution systems. ElectriCities also helps these locally owned and operated public power providers thrive today and in the future by delivering innovative services, including legislative, technical, communications, and economic development expertise.
Visit www.electricities.com to learn more about the benefits of public power and how ElectriCities helps communities keep the lights on through access to safe, reliable, and affordable energy.
VP, Communications, ElectriCities