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As a city's borders spread outward and housing development follows, the city's electric power system often encroaches into areas long served by electric cooperatives. When two power providers each serve an area, all consumers pay for unnecessary power lines. Electric service in the state is governed by Senate Bill 512, known as the Territory Law, which was passed in 1965. The NC General Assembly recently modernized the law. The updated law creates more efficiency in planning for growth and a new framework for determining which utility will serve a growing area.
The American Energy and Security Act establishes nationwide mandates on renewable energy and energy efficiency, requires reductions in greenhouse gases, and is the most costly federal energy bill in decades. North Carolina electric cooperatives met with Congress to discuss major energy and environmental legislation proposals. The implications for North Carolina consumers is discussed in this article.