ElectriCities of North Carolina, Inc., has announced the recipients of the 2016 Public Power Awards of Excellence. The awards honor public power communities across the state for outstanding performance in five key areas: business environment, energy efficiency, financial stability, legislative involvement and customer service.
“It is an honor to recognize these outstanding public power communities for their commitment to providing exceptional service to their customers and communicating the value of public power,” said ElectriCities CEO Roy Jones. “These hardworking employees and community leaders are truly at the heart of public power, showing tireless dedication and exemplifying what it means to be a committed community partner.”
The Competitive Business Environment Award recognizes a city’s efforts to create a strong business climate by participating in activities such as promoting economic development. This year’s winners are Albemarle, Concord, Fayetteville, Greenville, Kinston, Morganton, Rocky Mount, Statesville and Wilson.
The Energy Efficiency Award recognizes communities’ efforts with energy-efficient building programs, energy education, energy audits and weatherization programs. The winners in this category are Albemarle, Concord, Fayetteville, Greenville, Kinston, Morganton, Rocky Mount, Smithfield, Statesville and Wilson.
The Financial Stability Award recognizes communities that provide convenient, customer-friendly billing and payment options that help communities maintain financial stability. This year’s recipients are Albemarle, Concord, Fayetteville, Greenville, Kinston, Morganton, Rocky Mount, Smithfield, Statesville and Wilson.
The Legislative Involvement Award recognizes city and town officials’ and staff members’ involvement in the legislative process on issues pertaining to public power. This year’s award goes to Albemarle, Concord, Fayetteville, Greenville, Rocky Mount, Statesville and Wilson.
The Service Excellence Award honors outstanding efforts to communicate with customers through advertisements, online resources, social media or other community-based methods. This year’s winners are Albemarle, Concord, Fayetteville, Greenville, Kinston, Morganton, New Bern, Rocky Mount, Smithfield, Statesville and Wilson.
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