Public Power at Work in Our Community

Fayetteville is a public power community and that’s powerful! With PWC as our local, community owned electric system, our community benefits. PWC operates solely for the benefit of its customers who have a voice through local leadership (they’re customers, too!) We’re accountable and responsive to the community, not remote shareholders.

Our employees are your friends and neighbors, and our electric revenue remains in our back yard, building a strong, reliable electric system that helps our community grow and prosper. Also, because we are local, we can provide the fastest possible response to our customers. 

PWC is the 37th largest Public Power utility in the nation with over 84,000 customers. We’ve proudly powered Fayetteville for 116 years! And that’s cause for celebrating Public Power and the Power of Community! Click here to learn more about the Power of Community.

Did You Know?

  • PWC residential electric rates are among the lowest in the state of all of electric providers, and rates for all customer classes are below the state average.
  • PWC is the only municipal electric system in North Carolina to own its own Generation Plant and the first in the state to build a Community Solar/Battery Storage project.
  • The American Public Power Association  (APPA) honored PWC with its Scattergood System Achievement Award in 2014 and 2019. PWC was recognized for sustained achievement and customer service and is the highest honor awarded annually to APPA members.
  • PWC has earned FIVE Reliable Public Power Provider (RP3) awards from the APPA for providing consumers with the highest degree of reliable and safe electric service. PWC received Diamond Level awards, the highest RP3 designation, all five times.