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.

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Billy McGraw was selected to recieve the Sid Talbert Finance Core Values Award

Sid TalbertSid Talbert Finance Core Values Award: Sid Talbert touched many people during his time here at the City. He always had a smile and a kind word for all co-workers. Sid was the purchasing manager for the City of Concord from 2001-2017. During that time, Sid could be counted on to tell a joke or two and he always took time to listen to someone’s problems, often praying for his coworkers. Sid was the true definition of a friend. He was someone you wanted to spend time with, someone who was honest and someone that you respected.

The Finance teams wish to honor Sid’s memory by recognizing one of our coworkers each year. This coworker should represent the Finance Team Values that Sid helped develop. Sid practiced what he preached and he believed in each of these values: Fairness, Dedicated Service, Honesty & Trust

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Congratulations to the 2021 Sid Talbert Award Winner Billy McGraw!  Billy McGraw is a member of the electric department and was selected by the committee after reviewing nominations from finance team members.  The Finance team created this award to honor Sid’s memory.  Sid was the purchasing manager for the City from 2001-2017.  The award is given each year to a coworker that represents the Finance Team Values that Sid helped develop – Fairness, Dedicated Service, Honesty, and Trust. 



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

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, Click Here.


Concord's first in-house built substation in over 20 years

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Quick facts about Delivery 6 & Substation P:

  • It was an 14-month build on a 14-acre site
  • Delivery 6 will take 44kV from Duke Power and have 4 transmission breakers that can feed the substations on that side of town. It will have the capacity to feed Sub P, Sub C, Sub G, Sub I and Sub D. It will also allow for Delivery 2 (Fire Station Dr.) to be taken completely offline
  • Delivery 6 will also be able to meet the future capacity needs as residential and commercial customers expand down Hwy 49 and Hwy 601
  • Sub P is a dual-bay 13kV retail substation with 6 distribution breakers that will help relieve capacity restraints on Sub G and Sub D. It will also allow for redundant power supply to customers on that side of town
  • Sub P has been built to house 8 total retail breakers to accommodate for future growth


To read the article that was published in the Independent Tribune, Click Here.
To read the article that was published by Fox46, 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




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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