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.

May is National Electrical Safety Month

May is National Electrical Safety Month and Rocky Mount Public Utilities (RMPU) is joining with the Electrical Safety Foundation International (ESFI) to launch its annual effort to help reduce electrically-related fatalities, injuries, and property loss.
This year’s campaign theme is "Decoding the National Electrical Code® (NEC) to Prevent Shock and Electrocution," which features the following resources to help protect against common electrical hazards.
Download the complete Electrical Safety Illustrated 2017

Ground Fault Circuit Interrupters – Your Protection from Electrocution

GFCIs infographic
National Electrical Code®: Your Guideline to Safety

National Electric Code infographic
Electric Shock Drowning - Unknown Danger Lurking in the Water

Electric Shock Drowning infographic
Tamper Resistant Receptacles – Childproofing Done Right

Tamper Resistant Receptacles infographic


Service Territory

System Profile
Total # of customers: 27,276
Miles of distribution lines: 734
Kwh sold annually: 748 million

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