Electric Systems

Mission Statement

The mission of the City of Concord's Electric Systems Department is to deliver consistent and reliable electric service in a timely and cost efficient manner.


Attention customers - Purchase Power adjustment changes

As a community-owned, not-for-profit public power utility, we take great pride in our ability to consistently deliver exceptional reliability and superior service to our customers.  We work hard to keep electric rates low and monthly utility bills as stable as possible.  Unfortunately, rising natural gas prices have significantly increased the cost of the electricity that we purchase and distribute to our customers.  As a result, beginning in February 2022, customers will see a change in the Purchase Power Adjustment line item on their monthly statement to help recover these costs.

Customers can learn more about the Purchase Power Adjustment (PPA), why it's necessary to adjust the PPA at this time, and what it means for their monthly bill by CLICKING HERE.

Below is a sample of how the PPA changes will appear on your monthly bill.

PPA Sample Bill



attention New Solar Installations

A pre-project approval meeting, with the City of Concord, MUST be completed before any paperwork can be submitted. Click here to learn more. 


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lannie cruse recognized for 30+ years of service to the city of concord

It is our pleasure to recognize long-time City of Concord Electric Systems overhead lineman and crew supervisor, Lannie Cruse.  Lannie is retiring from the city after more than 30 years of dedicated service to our community.

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Lannie was born and raised here and has called Concord home his entire life. He graduated from Northwest Cabarrus High School in 1983, and came to work for the city in March of 1991.

He began his career in public service at the Rocky River Wastewater Treatment Plant, which at that time was part of the city. He then transferred to the Electric Systems tree crew, where he worked for about a year before joining the overhead line crew.

Lannie worked his way up, becoming a journeyman lineman in 2002 – an advanced position that requires expert skills and several years of experience in the field. Lannie later became an overhead line crew supervisor in 2012, a role which he held until his retirement.

Lannie is known for his hard work, quick wit and sense of humor.  He was a respected leader and mentor, and was always willing to go above and beyond to help coworkers or neighbors in need – truly exemplifying what it means to be part of Team Concord and deliver exceptional service to others.

In fact, Lannie worked many storm restoration crews around the state, including Albemarle, High Point, and Rocky Mount, and he even went as far as Florida to help families there get the lights back on and communities recover following devastating storms.

Lannie is married and has 3 sons and two granddaughters. When he’s not spending time with his family and spoiling his granddaughters, you’ll likely find him outdoors – he enjoys hunting, fishing and camping.

To Lannie – thank you.  We are grateful for your many years of service to our city and wish you all the best in your retirement!



lineworker appreciation day proclamation

WHEREAS, on January 3, 2017, the 115th Congress of the United States adopted House Resolution 10 recognizing lineworkers, the profession of lineworkers, the contributions these brave men and women make to protect public safety, and expressing support for the designation of April 18 as National Lineman Appreciation Day; and

WHEREAS, the City Council celebrates the profession of electric lineworkers and wishes to honor its Electric Systems Department personnel for their exemplary service to Concord and its citizens; and

WHEREAS, lineworkers play a vital role in the lives of our citizens by maintaining and growing our electrical infrastructure, putting their lives on the line every day by working with the many dangers of high voltage, and

WHEREAS, the lineworkers of Concord Electric Systems and their example of service above self are deserving of the respect, admiration, and appreciation of all the citizens of Concord





This new facility will house all of the Electric Department co-workers and be ready to handle growth for the next 30+ years

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ESOC Rendering

Rendering of the future Electric Systems Operations Center

Quick facts about the Electric Systems Operations Center:

  • 48,000 sq./ft building
  • 50,000 sq./ft truck and equipment shed
  • 45 offices, 3 conference rooms and 1 auditorium
  • State-of-the-art Electric Systems Control Room
  • Modern Electric Meter Laboratory
  • Four workshops for equipment assembly, repair and testing
  • 2,500 sq./ft of equipment storage space
  • Estimated completion date:  4th quarter of 2022

To read the article that was published in the Independent Tribune about the Ground Breaking ceremony, Click Here.



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Quick facts about Delivery 4 & Substation Q:

  • Grading is currently underway
  • Delivery 4 (100kV) will be a 100kV delivery station with 6 total breakers
  • One breaker will be where the site receives service from Duke Energy
  • Three breakers will feed 13kV retail substations
  • One breaker will feed a 44kV Delivery located onsite
  • Delivery 4 (44kV) will be a 44kV delivery station with two breakers
  • Delivery 4 (44kV) will offer redundant power feeds to Delivery 1 and Delivery 2, allowing for maintenance/upgrades of both sites without interruption to service
  • Sub Q will serve as the primary substation for businesses that come to the old Phillip Morris site
  • Delivery 4 (100kV) will have ties to Delivery 3, providing redundant power to Delivery 3 customers and allow maintenance/repairs to be made
  • Estimated completion date: 4th quarter of 2022




Other Useful Links:

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Mailing Address
City of Concord
Electric Systems
35 Cabarrus Ave W
Concord, NC 28025

Physical Address
Alfred M. Brown Operations Center
635 Alfred Brown Jr Court SW
Concord, NC 28025

To contact Electric Systems, please call 704-920-5320