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Public Power Awards of Excellence

Commitment to public power is a dedicated, impressive pursuit. Each year, ElectriCities is thrilled to honor the communities that stand out with Public Power Awards of Excellence. These awards align with ElectriCities’ five strategic prioritizes and recognize superior achievement.

“North Carolina’s public power providers 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,” said ElectriCities CEO Roy Jones. Meet the recipients of the 2019 Public Power Awards of Excellence:

  • Grid Modernization Award: Fayetteville PWC, Gastonia, Greenville Utilities Commission, Kinston, New River Light & Power, and Wilson

Focusing on promoting investment in public power communities’ electric distribution systems and in technology to ensure safety and reliability, as well as exceeding customer expectations.

  • Value of Public Power Award: 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

Highlighting communities that communicate the value of electric system ownership to key stakeholders.

  • Wholesale Power Cost Award: Albemarle, Granite Falls, Greenville Utilities Commission, Kinston, Maiden, Morganton, New River Light & Power, Rocky Mount, Smithfield, Statesville, and Wilson

Recognizing communities that provide competitive and stable wholesale electric rates that meet the power supply need of Power Agency Members.

  • Workforce Planning and Development Award: Albemarle, Apex, Dallas, Fayetteville PWC, Gastonia, Granite Falls, Greenville Utilities Commission, Kinston, Maiden, New River Light & Power, Rocky Mount, Smithfield, Statesville, and Wilson

Honoring 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.

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

Recognizing 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.

A big round of applause for our winners!