Help Needed on Raleigh utilities

Completely off topic, but I am moving into Raleigh proper and was having a difficult time determining what my options were for utilities. All I could find by searching Google was that the city provided water and Progress provided energy. Are there any alternatives to this?

Comments

That depends

On how your neighborhood association feels about windmills. We had no options when we lived in Raleigh, which was about 5 years ago.

Off the grid

I would like to move off the grid some day. For now I just need to have lights.