If you’re a customer of one of the 32 municipalities that make up the North Carolina Eastern Municipal Power Agency managed by ElectriCities, you pay more than Progress or Duke customers for the exact same thing.
The rates the nearly 270,000 ElectriCities customers pay averages 13.6 cents per kilowatt hour, compared to 9.6 cents for Progress, 8.2 cents for Duke, and 11.1 cents for the non-profit Tideland Electric Membership Corporation, which refunded $682,000 to its 22,000 customers last year. Jones/Onslow EMC, with a rate of 10 cents, did the same thing, returning three million dollars in credits or refunds to customers. In fact, the rates ElectriCities customers pay are even higher than the national average of 11.3 cents per kilowatt hour. (Read more)