The mission of the City of Concord Electric Systems Department is to delivery consistent and reliable electric service in a timely and cost efficient manner.
attention New Solar Installations:
A pre-project approval meeting, with the City of Concord, MUST be completed before any paper work can be submitted.
Highest Award presented to City of Concord Coworkers
This Award is named in Honor of former Human Resources Director, Jo Atwater
Jo Atwater's life was synonymous with heartfelt service to others in our community and the highest dedication to our organizational core values. Jo worked for the City from 1994 until her passing in 2004. During this time, she became a respected friend and inspirational teammate to all co-workers. This award continues Jo's vibrant spirit and valued legacy by annually recognizing one co-worker who embodies our organizational core values and commitment to serving others in the community.
Larry Barbee, a 34-year Electric employee at the City of Concord, received the prestigious Jo Atwater award on May 13th, 2021 for his continued commitment to both the City as well as its citizens.
Below are some of the many reasons Larry was nominated:
- 34 years of dedicated service- Started his career here in July of 1987
- Been on numerous storm restoration services, both in state and out of state. In state he has been to Lumberton, Eden, Kinston, Tarboro and Albemarle. He has also been out of state to West Virginia and Florida
- Been on the Underground Lineman Training Committee for Electricities for many, many years.
- Taught both basic and advance underground lineman schools for Electricities all over the state of North Carolina.
- Been a neighborhood liaison for Sapphire Hills for many years. He has always done an excellent job with these neighborhoods and they have always relayed what an excellent representative of the City he is.
- Has always been the Electric Departments representative on City Christmas Lights. From ordering them, managing them, storing them, and even installing them, Larry is “the guy”.
- He has always maintained the Downtown Concord decorative streetlighting as well as the decorative lights in the trees.
- He has always led by example. From pulling rotational call, training and mentoring our new co-workers, to giving outstanding customer service to anyone he comes in contact with, Larry is a positive leader and role model for the City.
Delivery 6 & Sub P: 1920 Heglar Rd Concord, NC 28025
Concord's first in-house built substation in over 20 years
- Delivery 6 & Sub P are the first substations that have been built by only City Employees since 1997
- Building this Delivery & Substation in house saved the City of $1,000,000 in construction costs
- It was an 8-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
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