Electric Rates are increasing. You may not be surprised.
After all coal, rail, nuclear fuel, like everything else, is increasing in cost. BUT, if you live in one of the 32 cities in eastern NC that belong to the NC Eastern Municipal Power Agency (i.e. your town owns a piece of Progress Energy nuclear and coal plants and that piece has a huge debt like a noose around your town’s neck) web site
And that cost is on the wholesale rate the power agency passes onto your town. And that cost threatens your town, you, your way of life.