City of Gastonia Electric Division to Celebrate Public Power Week

Free Energy Efficiency Kits Will Be Given To The Public

Silhouettes of houses and power poles

The City of Gastonia’s Electric Division will celebrate public Power Week, October 4-10, along with more than 2,000 other community-powered, not-for-profit electric utilities that collectively provide electricity to 49 million Americans. During the week of October 4, free energy efficiency kits will be given to the public at the Farmers Market in Gastonia.

WHEN:     Tuesday, Oct. 6 and Thursday, Oct. 8
WHERE:   Farmers Market, 410 Long Street, Gastonia
TIME:        8 a.m. – 12 p.m.

  • The public can receive a free energy efficiency kit which includes LED light bulbs, weather stripping, a digital refrigerator thermometer and air vent filter whistles.
  • Kids can receive a goodie with a coloring activity booklet, crayons, sucker and toy hard hat, safety kits that include disposable mask, gloves, and alcohol swabs.
  • Staff also will be available to anyone interested to sign-up for the City’s OMS (Outage Management System), which allows customers to report and track power outages.

“It’s been a challenging year for us, but we know our customers depend on us,” said Joe Albright, Director of Public Utilities for the City of Gastonia. “Despite the challenges, we are committed to delivering safe and reliable service to our customers as we power on.”

The City of Gastonia has owned and operated its own municipal electrical system since 1900. Gastonia is part of ElectriCities of North Carolina and, along with 18 other municipal partners, owns a portion of the Catawba Nuclear Station. The City supplies an average of 56,000,000 KWH per month to the 26,700 residential, commercial, and industrial customers through ten substations operating at a primary voltage of 12,470V. The utility also promotes energy efficiency and electric safety education and provides assistance to homeowners looking for ways to reduce energy costs.