Department Responsibilities

The Town of Ayden Electric Department is responsible for distribution and transmission infrastructure owned by the Town. This includes primary lines, secondary lines, services, substations, and meters. The Electric Department is comprised of a 8 man crew who work diligently to provide preventative maintenance and keep the power on for the residents and businesses in Ayden. The Town of Ayden is one of 51 Public Power Communities in North Carolina and is a member of ElectriCities North Carolina. The town provides electricity to over 4,000 customers, including several large industrial companies.

Electric Operations staff can be reached at:

Public Power Week

Public Power Week is sponsored by the Town of Ayden every year in October. Each day of the week is celebrated by providing information to the community about the benefits of electricity provided by a public power community. The Town gives a Customer Appreciation Day to its customers with giveaways, refreshments, and information about energy efficiency. The Electric Department gives a education seminar to the Ayden schools to include bucket truck boom demonstrations and works with Nash Community College to provide information on their lineman technician program.