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for Carolina Country Vol. 30 Issue 7, July 1998
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Deregulation of electric utilities will have an effect on services. Concerns of consumers include who will supply the power and control transmission, what the rates will be, and how safety and reliability will be affected.
Over one hundred electric utilities, including those of city governments and consumer-owned cooperatives, provide the state's electricity services. Each utility operates in an assigned area.
When Nash Community College started its Electric Lineman Technology two-year degree program in 1998, the state became home to the second such program in the country. Kansas was first. The 64-credit-hour degree enhances the lineman's communication, technical, and safety skills.
Farmers' markets provide customers fresh produce and give small farmers an outlet for their crops. The four state-owned regional markets - Asheville, Charlotte, Greensboro, and Raleigh - generate $140 million annually. The figure doubles when revenues from smaller markets is added.