MORE UPDATES: Significant progress is being made in the construction of the NTE Kings Mountain Energy Center (KMEC). Officials with NTE say construction is currently on schedule and the plant is on pace to begin operation by September 1, 2018. In 2015, the Town of Winterville entered a long-term Power Purchase Agreement with NTE Carolinas and will begin purchasing electric power beginning in 2018. Any questions related to this project should be forwarded to Terri L. Parker, Town Manager at firstname.lastname@example.org. Pictures below show updated construction of the site.