Public Power

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Public Power Week is celebrated each year in appreciation of locally-owned and operated electric systems. Wilson joins more than 2,000 public power communities across the country to celebrate the benefits of public power, including high reliability, fast response after outages, and local decision making in the best interest of the community.

Wilson Energy was recently recognized by the American Public Power Association as a Reliable Public Power Provider (RP3) at the Diamond level, the highest level of recognition.

Public power illuminates the homes and workplaces of over 1.2 million people living in over 70 communities across North Carolina. Enjoy the video below that showcases the benefits of public power in Wilson, NC.


ElectriCities is the energy behind public power! We provide professional and technical assistance to municipal utilities. We also provide management services to the state’s two municipal Power Agencies: NCMPA1 and NCEMPA. Learn more about public power and ElectriCities by visiting

American Public Power Association

American Public Power Association

The American Public Power Association is the service organization for the nation’s more than 2,000 community- and state-owned electric utilities. It represents public power’s interests in Washington, D.C., and provides an array of services to help its members with managerial and operational issues. Take a look at their public power fact sheet.