You are either in Wake, Mecklenburg or Buncombe.
Or adjacent counties.
So that's the Charlotte area, right?
Well, the GOP in Indiana is very famous for selling out the public to the electric company here. I suspect a lot of campaign funding comes from Indiana Michigan power. So the non-Amish get screwed with higher and higher power rates.
Still, they bend over backwards for the Amish here. The Amish do what they want and dare the government to do anything about it. For instance; with the cost of land rising and the Amish population growing (they typically have 4+ kids) they were subdividing their property for their kids. However they soon realized that if they continued doing that everyone would have 2-5 acres, which is dumb if you are trying to grow hay, corn, etc. So they started building multifamily buildings next to the homesteads. These are usually two story, 3000+ sq ft per floor buildings that housed multiple kids families. At first Indiana tried to stop that. The Amish kept building, with or without permits. Garage/Barns were built and then turned into multifamily residences inside. Ever see a 2nd floor porch on a barn? We have them here! All the county required was a garage door in a big "barn" to make it a barn. So 6000 sq ft buildings popped up with one garage door in it that never opened and was drywalled over on the inside.
The local government finally gave up. Now there is no restriction on putting up basically an apartment buildings on my property and having other families live here if they have some blood relation to me or my wife. Of course no one checks if they are related. So there are multiple families living on one plot of land with no relationship in different multifamily buildings. One place down the road has 6 multifamily buildings on his one plot of land. I have no idea how many people live there. Likely 30+.
They also have quite a bit if off grid solar.