Electric Service Facts

Summer Peak Load: 476.6 MW (Aug. 9, 2007)
Winter Peak Load: 490.3 MW (Feb. 20, 2015)

Three Main Components:

  • Services & Lighting
  • Generation & Power Supply
  • Transmission & Distribution

Services & Lighting Customers (as of June 30, 2016):
Total: 82,473
Residential: 73,508
Non-Residential: 8,937
Industrial: 28

Street Lights
Inside City: 16,556*
Outside City: 1,424**
Private Lighting Inside City: 3,182
Rented Area Lights: 12,489
City-Owned/PWC Maintained Street Lights: 3
*includes 249 Inside City Lights-Pedestrian
**includes 84 Hope Mills City Street Lights

Generation & Power Supply

  • 200,000 kW of Combustion Turbines
  • 65,000 kW Steam Turbine
  • Three 230 kV Delivery Points from Duke Energy Progress (DEP): Owen Drive, Butler-Warner Generation Plant (BWGP), Reilly Road
  • Connected to Regional Transmission Grid
  • Current Long-Term Power Supply Agreement: DEP-New Full Requirements Power Supply Agreement began July, 2012 and expires June, 2032; All capacity and energy needs of PWC customers provided by DEP.  PWC’s BWGP Power Sales Agreement with DEP provides an additional revenue stream for PWC through sale of capacity and energy from that facility that is used to offset increased power costs.

Distribution System

  • Supervisory Control System Monitors & Controls 32 Distribution Substations; 3 Points of Delivery (POD)
  • 2.19 Miles of 230kV Transmission Lines
  • 123.25 Circuit Miles of 69kV Sub-Transmission Lines
  • 116.3368 Pole Miles of 69kV Sub-Transmission lines
  • 702.91 Circuit Miles of Overhead Distribution (2,282.74 Conductor Miles)
  • 48,130 Distribution Line Poles (PWC Owned)
  • 24,924 Distribution Line Transformers
  • 634.74 Circuit Miles of Underground Lines
  • 634.74 Circuit Miles of Underground Primary Distribution Conductor ( 1,137.27 Cable/Conductor Miles)