Co-op Supplies Power to Atlantic Beach during Duke Maintenance
Carteret-Craven Electric Cooperative provided power to the town of Atlantic Beach from March 31 through May 3 to avoid outages while Duke Energy Progress performed maintenance to its transmission system in Atlantic Beach.
CCEC and Duke have been working to set up a “backfeed” agreement to provide mutual assistance to benefit the community as a whole, and the assistance proved to be very helpful during Duke’s maintenance project.
“The agreement allows us to provide power via our transmission lines that extend from Pine Knoll Shores to Atlantic Beach,” said Will Pittman, CCEC Vice-president of Engineering and Operations. “It allows Duke to access our transmission during emergency situations and keep the power flowing.”
Carteret-Craven Electric Cooperative provides power to more than 33,000 members in Carteret, Craven, Jones and Onslow counties and is part of Touchstone Energy®, a nationwide family of co-ops exhibiting the core values of integrity, accountability, innovation and commitment to community.