Lawmakers approve ElectriCities plant-sale bill – Rocky Mount Telegram

The Political Agitator response: I remember when, Andre Knight, Carol Batchelor some others and myself found out about the ElectriCities back in the late 90’s when we held a utilities meeting at Truth Tabernacle in Rocky Mount. And now this is where we are now! But folks talk about us but all we have ever done…Read more Lawmakers approve ElectriCities plant-sale bill – Rocky Mount Telegram

Collins looks to shepherd ElectriCities deal to fruition – Rocky Mount Telegram

One of the key issues directly affecting residents of the Twin Counties during the 2015 session of the N.C. General Assembly is a pending deal between ElectriCities and Duke Progress Energy that will potentially lessen the financial burden of hefty utility bills that many residents receive each month. N.C. Rep. Jeff Collins, R-Nash, will act…Read more Collins looks to shepherd ElectriCities deal to fruition – Rocky Mount Telegram

Correction: ElectriCities Board The Majority White Board That Ovesees North Carolina Eastern Municipal Power Agency Continues Did Not Re-Elect Rocky Mount City Councilman Andre Knight

Correction: Andre Knight is still serving on the NCEMPA Board that meets in Wilson NC. Andre was a candidate for the ElectriCities Board that meets in Raleigh NC but he was not elected. There was a gentlemen agreement in place between Rocky Mount, Wilson and Greenville to appoint someone from those areas to serve on…Read more Correction: ElectriCities Board The Majority White Board That Ovesees North Carolina Eastern Municipal Power Agency Continues Did Not Re-Elect Rocky Mount City Councilman Andre Knight

City manager to represent Wilson on ElectriCities board – Source: Wilson Times

The city of Wilson will continue to have a presence on the ElectriCities Board of Directors for the next three years. The N.C. Eastern Municipal Power Agency board voted to appoint Grant Goings, Wilson city manager, to the board. Goings will fill the seat of Mayor Bruce Rose whose second, three-year term ends in December.…Read more City manager to represent Wilson on ElectriCities board – Source: Wilson Times

Wilson County Advocate Ricardo Dew Has Been Following ElectriCities And Holding His Local Wilson County City Government Accountable For Their Actions

The following was sent to the Wilson City Council. I want to thank you all for the job you do. I also want to thank you for taking time to read this letter. I came by this letter weeks ago and was not sure what to do with it. As I looked in to this…Read more Wilson County Advocate Ricardo Dew Has Been Following ElectriCities And Holding His Local Wilson County City Government Accountable For Their Actions

Power Struggle Part 3: ElectriCities Rates Exceed The National Average, Legislation Targets The Power Agency – Source: WITN

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…Read more Power Struggle Part 3: ElectriCities Rates Exceed The National Average, Legislation Targets The Power Agency – Source: WITN

ElectriCities have added a new link to their site “Plugged In”

Click on Plugged in located in the lower left hand side of the page to see “News and insight from ElectriCities CEO Graham Edwards.” See response to the WITN TV story and what happened at the NCEMPA meeting last month Progress Energy CEO addresses NCEMPA Board and Commissioners. (Read more) Note: I think the best…Read more ElectriCities have added a new link to their site “Plugged In”

Power Struggle Part 2: Can High Bills For ElectriCities Customers Be Fixed?–Source: WITN

Utility customers in Eastern Carolina who get their power from the Eastern Municipal Power Agency, managed by ElectriCities, are demanding something be done about their high bills. Wednesday night we reported how rates for the 268,000 customers who get their power from one of the 32 municipalities that make up ElectriCities, have bills 20 to…Read more Power Struggle Part 2: Can High Bills For ElectriCities Customers Be Fixed?–Source: WITN

WITN TV: Tonight At 6: Power Struggle Part 1, ElectriCities High Rates

Power Struggle Part 1: ElectriCities Rates, Governor Calls Her Bill "Exorbitant": There is a growing frustration… http://bit.ly/k1wUkw In response to moving lottery money to city budgets to help with electric bills Note: I want them to leave the lottery money alone and keep it with education if that is what it is suppose to be…Read more WITN TV: Tonight At 6: Power Struggle Part 1, ElectriCities High Rates

Bettis seeks support, unity against ElectriCities in Rocky Mount – Source: Sun Journal

New Bern Mayor Lee Bettis and representatives from the city went to Rocky Mount Thursday night to continue lobbying for lower electric rates. About 200 people, including state representatives from Nash, Edgecombe and Wilson counties, attended the town hall meeting in an effort to build a coalition between towns receiving utilities from ElectriCities. Along with…Read more Bettis seeks support, unity against ElectriCities in Rocky Mount – Source: Sun Journal

Video – Rocky Mount Town Hall With Graham Edwards, CEO Electricities Question and Answer Session Thursday, March 17, 2011

See who spoke up during the question and answer session. Video – Rocky Mount Town Hall With Graham Edwards, CEO Electricities Question and Answer Session Thursday, March 17, 2011 See related: Video – Rocky Mount Town Hall with Graham Edwards, CEO of ElectriCities Thursday, March 17, 2011 ElectriCities

Video – Rocky Mount Town Hall with Graham Edwards, CEO of ElectriCities Thursday, March 17, 2011

Click on picture to watch video. Learn about the role of ElectriCities. See related: Town Hall Meeting In Rocky Mount With ElectriCities Was Very Informative ElectriCities Note: Video of public comments from this meeting coming soon.

Town Hall Meeting In Rocky Mount With ElectriCities Was Very Informative

Councilman Andre Knight opened the meeting followed by prayer Bishop R.T. McCarter. The meeting was held at the Bishop R.T. McCarter Fellowship Hall Glendale Avenue Rocky Mount NC. Knight then gave the purpose of the meeting. He stressed the importance of the misleading information circulating around the city. Charles Penny Rocky Mount City Manager gave…Read more Town Hall Meeting In Rocky Mount With ElectriCities Was Very Informative

City to sponsor public meeting wih ElectriCities CEO – Source: The Rocky Mount Telegram

The Rocky Mount City Council is hosting a public meeting at 6 p.m. Thursday to discuss utilities with experts from ElectriCities and the N.C. Utilities Commission. (Read more) See related: ElectriCities