ElectriCities of North Carolina, established in 1965, is a nonprofit organization that consolidates administrative, technical, legal and legislative services for electric utilities. It offers assistance and aid to municipalities for construction, ownership, maintenance, expansion, and operation of electric systems. ElectriCities also provides management services, including aerial device testing, infrared scanning and substation maintenance. The organization offers educational development programs to enhance professional and technical skills. The programs offered by the organization include training sessions, workshops, and it also organizes events and seminars. It also offers emergency assistance programs for disaster management. ElectriCities member services department provides centralized contract services to the member cities to increase the operating efficiency of the electric distribution systems. The organization has a library that offers various books, periodicals, research papers and magazines to members. ElectriCities of North Carolina is located in Raleigh, N.C.