Current News in local Utilities


No electricity rate increase seen (press release) – ‎Oct 8, 2010‎

Oct. 08–TARBORO — Town of Tarboro electric rates should stay the same for the next five, maybe seven years, Graham Edwards said Thursday.


N.C. cities with municipal power will not see rate increases – ‎Sep 24, 2010‎

Meeting in Raleigh Friday, ElectriCities directors took no action to change the wholesale rates the North Carolina Eastern Municipal Power Agency charges

Mayors attack high power bills

News & Observer – Colin Campbell – ‎Oct 11, 2010‎

But several mayors said Thursday that the 1970s contract wasn’t the only reason electric rates are so high. They blame decisions made by Electricities,

Mayors Explore Options To Lower Utility Costs

WITN – Dave Jordan – ‎Oct 12, 2010‎

Those mayors are from cities that formed Electricities years ago, and invested in a nuclear power plant where costs skyrocketed.


TMCnet – ‎Oct 15, 2010‎

ElectriCities did the designs and presented them to Town Council this week and council members expressed their approval. "They have to be able to draw the

Guest column: Energy — Less government, not more

ENC Today – ‎Oct 14, 2010‎

Kinston, a member of ElectriCities, has been the victim of an overestimation of growth in Eastern NC, as well as other bureaucratic blunders.

Column: Third candidate to challenge Braxton, LaRoque

ENC Today – ‎Oct 6, 2010‎

The only issue I’m running on is the City of Kinston’s contract with ElectriCities. I know this doesn’t effect the entire district, but my belief is that if


About George Fisher

George is a freelance writer, an author and a Democratic political consultant. He has worked as Deputy Communications Director for a Senatorial campaign and Campaign Manager for several NC House races and one congressional race. He previously worked as a news producer for a local television station.
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