During the city council meeting on Monday, May 24, 2021, Roy Jones, chief executive officer of ElectriCities of North Carolina, Inc., presented the Public Power Award of Excellence to the city of Rocky Mount for its achievements in providing electric service.
The city of Rocky Mount Energy Resources department received the 2020 North Carolina Public Power Award of Excellence for outstanding achievement in the following categories: Workforce Development, Wholesale Power Cost and the Value of Public Power.
The Workforce Development award honors communities that promote a workforce plan to attract, develop and retain employees who provide safe, reliable power. The Wholesale Power Cost award recognizes communities that provide competitive and stable wholesale electric rates. The Value of Public Power award highlights communities that communicate the value of electric system ownership to key stakeholders.
“It’s an honor to receive the Public Power Award of Excellence. This award is a testament to the dedicated service of our employees to provide safe, reliable electricity at an affordable cost to the customers of the city of Rocky Mount,” said Chris Beschler, director of Energy Resources.
The city of Rocky Mount, located in the Coastal Plains of North Carolina, was incorporated in 1867 and lies in Edgecombe and Nash Counties. Rocky Mount is a two-time All-America City on the Tar River. Serving as the Gateway to Eastern North Carolina, the city’s 875 employees serve approximately 58,000 residents daily.
To learn more, visit www.rockymountnc.gov.
Source: Amy Blanton, City of Rocky Mount, North Carolina