The Rocky Mount City Council voted to create an office to help residents cope with high utility bills. Check out Mike Hixenbaugh’s article in the Rocky Mount Telegram.
Probably the most interesting paragraph is the comparison:
Rates by comparison
Rocky Mount’s electric rate is about 36 percent higher in the winter than Progress Energy and nearly 70 percent higher than Dominion. Both private electric providers charge increased summer rates, while Rocky Mount maintains the same 13 cents per kilowatt hour rate year round.