Electric Services Department

The City of Morganton Electric Services Department manages the city-owned electric utility. The Electric Services Department maintains the city's existing electric lines, builds new lines, upgrades systems, advances employee training, and provides quick and efficient response to service calls. The Electric Services Department is on call 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

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Brooks Kirby
Electric Services Director

The Electric Services office is located on the first floor of Morganton City Hall.

828-438-5277

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Location
First Floor, City Hall
305 E. Union St.
Suite A100
Morganton, NC 28655

Mailing Address
City of Morganton
Electric Services Department
PO Box 3448
Morganton, NC 28680-3448

 

Brooks Kirby
Electric Services Director

828-438-5284
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Roger Allen
Meter Reader Supervisor
828-438-5251
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Sybil Burnette
Administrative Specialist
828-438-5277
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John Steel
Electric Engineer
828-438-5281
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Leo Watson
Technical Services Supervisor
828-438-5282
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It's always the right time for improving the efficiency of your home. Check out the following video to see some easy, inexpensive ways to save energy and save money. The City of Morganton provides free energy audits for City residents. Just call (828) 438-5277!

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graph of Morganton's electricity demand

'NO MORE GROPING IN DARKNESS:
Morganton to Have Electric Lights at an Early Day'

That was the headline in local newspaper, The Morganton Herald, on Dec. 3 1891. The Morganton Town Commissioners had finally decided to grant an electric franchise to a local company to build an "electric light plant" in the town. The town eventually had electric lights on the streets within a year.

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NCMPA1 logoThe City of Morganton is a member of North Carolina Municipal Power Agency Number 1 (NCMPA1), which consists of 19 cities and towns in piedmont and western North Carolina. NCMPA1 agency has 75 percent ownership interest in Catawba Nuclear Station Unit 2, located in York County, S.C., which is operated by Duke Power. It also has an agreement with Duke that provides for electric power via McGuire Nuclear Station and Catawba Unit 1 should Catawba 2 be unavailable for service.

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The ElectriCities NCMPA1 Lighting Rebate Program is available to commercial and industrial customers in the City of Morganton and other member cities of North Carolina Municipal Power Agency Number 1 (NCMPA1). The rebate is funded by ElectriCities as a credit to the City's wholesale power bill. The City then passes that credit onto the customer.

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The City of Morganton Electric Department has several programs available to help residents conserve energy and save money! 

  • Free Energy Audits: Electric staff will examine your home or business and identify where you can stop energy loss, conserve energy and save money, all for free.
  • Time of Use Rates: You could save money by adapting how and when you use energy in your home.
  • Heat Pump Rebate: Get $400 for installing an energy efficient heat pump.
  • Water Heater Rebate: $150 for installing an efficient water heater.
  • Energy Star Rebates: Includes heat pump and water heater rebate plus additional rebate for building a new home that meets Energy Star specifications.
  • Commercial/Industrial Solar Panels: Rebate for installing solar panels to supplement energy use.
  • NC Green Power Interconnection

Call 828-438-5277 for more information.

City Contact

828-437-8863

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Staff Directory

305 E. Union St. Ste A100
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