May 2019

Gary Allen joined our GUC team in April as the new Safety Culture Specialist.

He is a Certified Safety Professional (CSP) and comes to us with more than 10...

Greenville Utilities’ iLead program is in full swing with its fourth class. iLead is an internal leadership, education, and development program that launched in 2016. The program is for participants to prepare themselves to compete for leadership positions at GUC.

 Earlier this year,...

For the second time this year, a team of Electric Department employees traded hard hats for cowboy hats, this time at the 58th Annual North Carolina Association of Municipal Electric Systems (NCAMES) Lineman’s Rodeo in Fayetteville, NC, on May 16th. More than 100 public power lineworkers from...

Beginning June 17th and continuing until July 29th, Greenville Utilities will temporarily change the disinfectant used in the water treatment process. The Water Treatment Plant will be using chlorine rather than chloramines during this time. 

Since December 2002, GUC has used...

We all work hard every day, and it’s good to receive some recognition for the outstanding job we do, day in and day out. Greenville Utilities recently received Awards of Excellence in the following five categories from ElectriCities of North Carolina:

Grid Modernization ...

Our own Communications Manager / Public Information Officer (PIO) Steve Hawley was named 2019 Communicator of the Year by the North Carolina City & County Communicators (NC3C). The award was presented as part of NC3C’s annual Excellence in Communications Awards at NC3C’s annual...

For the second time in our 114-year history, we achieved an important milestone — two million consecutive man hours without a lost workday due to injury. What an incredible feat! The last time we hit the 2M hours mark was in February of 2012.

In total, we have reached the one or two...

Service Awards

Roger Jones / 40 Years

Director of Electric Systems Roger Jones, P.E., recently...

Safety is a top priority here at GUC. The NC Department of Labor (NCDOL) and the Greenville-Pitt County Chamber of Commerce recognized our efforts to work safely at the annual Safety Banquet on April 16th. For some of our departments, this was the twelfth consecutive year earning...

Once again, GUC employees were busy sharing information at career fairs and events in the communities we serve. Take a look at just a few of the places where we were and be sure to check out the Spotlight Newsfeed for a complete list!

 

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GUC has a year-round line-clearing program that covers approximately 2,942 miles of distribution lines and 77 miles of high voltage transmission lines on our electric system. Jeremy Page is one of our Tree Trimmers responsible for keeping those lines clear to help prevent outages.

Jeremy...

The Annual Contractor Awareness/Damage Prevention Breakfast and Seminar was held on April 9th at the Electric/Water Resources Maintenance Building. This annual event is sponsored by the Pitt County Utilities Coordinating Committee (PCUCC), along with NC811, Piedmont Natural Gas, Greenville...

For the eighth year in a row, the purchasing section of GUC's Finance Department received the Sustained Professional Purchasing Award (SPPA), presented by the Carolinas Association of Governmental Purchasing (CAGP). GUC is one of 13 member agencies throughout North Carolina and South Carolina to...