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Supporting Linemen, One Plate at a Time.

New specialty license plate honors N.C. line workers for Keeping the Lights On.

A new specialty license plate honoring the efforts of North Carolina’s utility line workers who “Keep the Lights On” will soon be available to the state’s drivers. The cost of the new plate will be $30, with $20 from each plate benefitting the North Carolina Jaycee Burn Center.

The plate was developed by North Carolina’s Electric Cooperatives in partnership with Duke Energy and ElectriCities to pay tribute to the state’s line workers and other utility employees. The N.C. General Assembly recently passed legislation that was signed into law by Governor Roy Cooper authorizing the new plate.

North Carolina’s Electric Cooperatives are a long-time partner of the North Carolina Jaycee Burn Center and have supported its work since 1972 when the cooperatives’ Board of Directors pledged $40,000 to help create the center. Over the years, the electric cooperatives, in partnership with more than 80 organizations and individuals, have donated more than $1.9 million to the center, helping it become one of the leading comprehensive burn centers in the world.

Not only is this license plate a great way to give to a worthy cause, but it’s also a wonderful way to keep linemen visible and top of mind as you drive through town. These are the men and women who keep our days powered, and recognizing their hard work really means a lot.

The new license plate will soon be added to the N.C. Division of Motor Vehicles’ list of specialty plates and available to all motor vehicles registered in North Carolina, except for vehicles for-hire, commercial plates over 26,000 lbs., farm tags, taxis, state-owned vehicles or vehicles with orange and black plates.