ElectriCities Announces 2019 Public Power Awards of Excellence Recipients

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Twenty public power communities recognized across North Carolina

RALEIGH, NC (FEB. 4, 2020) — ElectriCities of North Carolina, Inc., has announced the recipients of the 2019 Public Power Awards of Excellence. These awards align with ElectriCities’ five strategic priorities and recognize superior achievement in the areas of communicating the value of public power, grid modernization, continuous improvement, workforce development, and wholesale power cost.

“The commitment and dedication that North Carolina’s public power providers demonstrate to their local communities is extremely impressive,” said ElectriCities CEO Roy Jones. “They are constantly working, in ways big and small, to deliver better service and more value to the millions of North Carolina businesses and homes served by public power.”

 

The 2019 Public Power Awards of Excellence include:

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 Fayetteville PWC, Gastonia, Greenville Utilities Commission, Kinston, New River Light & Power, and Wilson.

 

The VALUE OF PUBLIC POWER AWARD highlights communities that communicate the value of electric system ownership to key stakeholders. This year’s winners are Albemarle, Dallas, Fayetteville PWC, Gastonia, Granite Falls, Greenville Utilities Commission, Kinston, Lexington, Maiden, Morganton, New Bern, New River Light & Power, Rocky Mount, Smithfield, Statesville, Tarboro, and Wilson.

 

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 Albemarle, Granite Falls, Greenville Utilities Commission, Kinston, Maiden, Morganton, New River Light & Power, Rocky Mount, Smithfield, Statesville, 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, Apex, Dallas, Fayetteville PWC, Gastonia, Granite Falls, Greenville Utilities Commission, Kinston, Maiden, New River Light & Power, Rocky Mount, Smithfield, Statesville, and Wilson.

 

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 Albemarle, Fayetteville PWC, Gastonia, Granite Falls, Greenville Utilities Commission, Hamilton, Kinston, Maiden, New River Light & Power, Rocky Mount, Statesville, Tarboro, Washington, and Wilson.

 

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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.

Media contact
Deb Clark
Supervisor, External Communications, ElectriCities
919-760-6287
dclark@electricities.org

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