Watts in the Mountains:

Electricity Makes a Difference

Natural Disasters



The introduction of rural electrification in western North Carolina has produced a variety of changes. Nantahala Power and Light, in particular, has demonstrated these shifts in local communities. A closer look at these influences revealed the effects of rural electrification on economic structures, how the company has affected communities, and how the company and communities responded to natural disasters that have upset electric service.



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