Utility services provide various activities depending on the utility: electric power generation, transmission, and distribution; natural gas distribution; steam supply provision and/or distribution; water supply treatment and distribution; sewage removal collection, treatment, and disposal of waste through sewer systems and sewage treatment facilities are all examples of wastewater management.
The North Carolina utilities industry is one of, if not the most, stable industry for employment. Further, the industry pays higher on average than almost every other industry in North Carolina. That, coupled with the impact utility workers have on their communities, is why it is one of the best industries to work in. That is also one of the primary reasons that for generations the utilities sector was difficult to break into, or even know that employment opportunities were available. All that has now changed.
In North Carolina, the utility sector employs over 24,000 people and provides services to over 10 million people. Click here for utility jobs in North Carolina:
The top five electric utilities in North Carolina are Duke Energy Progress, Dominion North Carolina Power, Piedmont Natural Gas, Public Service Company of North Carolina, and Southwestern Electric Membership Corporation. Click below for electric utility jobs in North Carolina:
The largest natural gas utility in North Carolina is Piedmont Natural Gas, which also serves as the state’s largest pipeline operator. Click below for gas utility jobs in North Carolina:
Large water and sewer utilities include the City of Charlotte, the City of Raleigh, Durham County, Mecklenburg County, and Wake County. Click below for water utility jobs in North Carolina:
The Utility industry is an important part of North Carolina’s economy and infrastructure, and the state is taking steps to ensure that it is a responsible steward of the environment. Due to large investments to update the electric grid, utilize renewable energy resources, ensure water pollution and water availability is secure for the future, and rapid technological advancements have placed utilities in a position where obtaining talented professionals is vital to the future of not only the utility industry, but the future of the country.