The City of Rocky Mount has been committed to providing safe, reliable electric service for customers since 1902. Rocky Mount is one of more than 2,000 public power providers in the nation and one of 72 in North Carolina. Rocky Mount is also a recipient of the American Public Power Association’s (APPA) Reliable Public Power Provider (RP3) award, which is given to utilities with the highest degree of reliable and safe electric service.
Rocky Mount, along with 64 other public power cities and towns in North Carolina, is a member of ElectriCities of North Carolina, Inc., a service organization that provides technical and administrative services as well as support in legal, legislative and regulatory matters.
Rocky Mount Public Utilities' electric service is provided by the Energy Resources department. Energy Resources owns and operates more than 700 miles of electric distribution lines that serve more than 27,000 residential and commercial customers in Nash and Edgecombe counties.