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Co-op Earns Safety Achievement Award

CCEC has earned the Certificate of Safety Achievement for 2018, a reflection of the co-op’s commitment to a culture of safety.

CCEC Safety Coordinator Ryan Weston accepted the award at the NC Electric Cooperatives’ annual meeting in Raleigh on April 3.

Five Deserving Students Awarded Scholarships

Five area high school seniors are heading off to college this fall with some financial help from the Carteret-Craven Electric Foundation. These students were selected from 25 applicants vying for scholarships of up to $4,000 each for four years of school. To qualify, the students had to be college-bound high school seniors and live on Carteret-Craven Electric Cooperative's lines.

Bright Ideas Celebrates 25 Years

Celebrating 25 years of support for creative learning, the Bright Ideas Education Grant program is now accepting applications for the 2019-20 school year.

Community College Scholarships Available

Whether you are new to college, looking for a new career or enhancing your current career, a community college scholarship from the Carteret-Craven Electric Foundation can help you meet your education goals.

Outage Management System Saves the Day

When a lightning strike in July 2018 disabled the phone system and radios at Carteret-Craven Electric Cooperative (CCEC), employees in training for a new outage management system were able to keep trucks and crews rolling to outages.

Winter Energy Savings Tips

While winter’s cold weather almost always means higher home energy use, the good news is there are tips and tools to help keep your home energy use, and budget, under control, when cold weather strikes:

Crews Replacing Lightning Arresters Damaged by Florence

CCEC members may experience brief outages while crews change out lightning arresters that were damaged during Hurricane Florence.
Lightning arrestors are installed on our distribution system to protect transformers and other equipment by diverting energy to ground when the system takes an extreme voltage spike.

Help for Co-op Members Impacted by Federal Shutdown

If you are a federal employee furloughed during the partial government shutdown and are having difficulty paying your electric bill, we will work with you to find a solution.

Wholesale Power Cost Increase in Effect This Month

CCEC members will see a roughly 2 percent increase in bills beginning in January, a result of increased costs of wholesale power and continued compliance costs associated with coal ash regulations.

To recover those costs, CCEC is adding a wholesale power cost adjustment (WPCA) of $2.50 per 1,000 kWh of electricity. The WPCA reflects fluctuations in the wholesale cost of power the cooperative purchases for its consumers and is typically due to changes in the cost of fuels used for generating electricity

Lineman Darvene Montford Marks 50 Years of Service

When Line Crew Leader Darvene Montford started working for Carteret-Craven Electric Co-op (CCEC), there were no bucket trucks. When underground service became available, the lines were dug in by hand, and if there was a problem with the line, it was dug up, shovelful by shovelful, until the source of the problem was found.


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