North Carolina Eastern Municipal Power Agency (NCEMPA)NCEMPA Map

NCEMPA consists of 32 cities and towns in eastern North Carolina, including some of the largest cities in the region, that own and operate their electric systems. NCEMPA was formed in 1982 and provides wholesale power to its 32 participants.


NCEMPA is governed by a Board of Commissioners (BOC), which consists of 14 members elected from throughout North Carolina. Each participant appoints a Commissioner and an Alternate Commissioner to the Board. The BOC meets at least three times a year. The ElectriCities Board of Directors (BOD) provides oversight of NCEMPA operations.

Plant Ownership

NCEMPA owns a portion of five generating units. All units are operated by Progress Energy Carolinas. NCEMPA staff oversees operations and is heavily involved in operations at the plants. Staff regularly attends owners' meetings and is included in all capital improvement planning.

Plant Type of Unit Date Operations Began Licensed Until
Roxboro Unit 4 Coal 1980 n/a
Mayo Unit 1 Coal 1983 n/a
Brunswick Unit 1 Nuclear 1977 2034
Brunswick Unit 2 Nuclear 1975 2036
Harris Unit 1 Nuclear 1987 2046

Power Supply


The majority of NCEMPA's energy requirements are provided by its ownership in the plants. The remaining energy is purchased through long-term supplemental contracts with Progress Energy.


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