City Bulletin

The City of Statesville is proud to be a public power community which means it owns and operates its own municipal electric system.  Public Power Week is Oct. 7-13 and gives the City a chance to tell our customers the value of public power and to thank our customers for their business!

Statesville was the first public power community, illuminating its streets in 1889.  The demand for electricity grew as new electric appliances changed the way American homes operated.  Public power communities shifted from delivering electricity to a few businesses in the downtown area to providing electric service to homes, business and industry throughout the town.

Today, more than 70 N.C. communities own and operate their systems.  Public power provides more than just reliable electricity, local customer service and prompt restoration after outages; it generates local jobs, helps recruit businesses and fosters strong communities.

Click here to find out more about the Statesville Electric Utilities Department and the various programs it offers to help its customers.

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Nancy Davis
Public Affairs Director
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