Rocky Mount Public Utilities
The Rocky Mount City Council officially approved the reduced electric rates resulting from the Duke Energy Progress asset sale. Rocky Mount Public Utilities customers saw a reduction of roughly 3.18 cents per kilowatt-hour.
But how did the city get there? Why was this issue with public utilities vital for economic development? Learn the story behind the story.
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A lower cost of living can affect every aspect of a city: it can reduce unemployment by enticing new businesses and industries, and it can fight poverty by offering more affordable alternatives than living in larger--and more expensive--areas.Rocky Mount, NC is fortunate to have plentiful resources to enhance the quality of life and to be a city where residents can enjoy one of the lowest costs of living in North Carolina.
The recent cold snap brings to mind two things. First, it is important to have housing that is well-insulated and energy efficient. Second, it also serves as a reminder that in challenging economic times, those in need may find it difficult to pay their utility bills. That’s why the City of Rocky Mount offers help for families through the Winter Assistance for Rocky Mount program (W.A.R.M.).
Rocky Mount Public Utilities has earned the prestigious Silver designation award in the American Public Gas Association’s SOAR program. See how this demonstrates Rocky Mount's commitment to safety and service!
Over 31,000 households receive electricity, natural gas, water and sewer services from the City of Rocky Mount. During this year’s Annual Engineering and Operations Technical Conference, Rocky Mount Public Utilities (RMPU) earned two prestigious awards from the American Public Power Association (APPA) for their ability to provide power safely and efficiently to the population.
APPA is a national organization representing more than 2,000 not-for-profit, community- and state-owned electric utilities.
Considering moving to Rocky Mount? You'll be pleased to know that compared to other cities in eastern North Carolina, Rocky Mount's cost of living is close to or significantly less!
Why? Because Rocky Mount boasts
When utility costs are combined with property taxes, the overall cost of living is well below other city averages: Apex, Greenville, and High Point, to name a few.
Watch this short video to learn more!
If you've been looking for ways to save money on your utility bills, you'll appreciate this video introducing two very important programs serving the citizens of Rocky Mount, NC.
City Beat host, Tameka Kenan-Norman, shares helpful information about the Winter Assistance in Rocky Mount (WARM) program as well as the Energy Share program.