Yearly Archives: 2010

Piedmont Electric Sponsors Students for Summer Programs

HILLSBOROUGH, NC, August 13, 2010—Two area students represented Piedmont Electric at youth programs this summer. Hannah Allison attended the Rural Electric Youth Tour to Washington, DC, June 12-18, and Andrew Garrett participated in the Roy Williams Touchstone Energy Basketball Camp in Chapel Hill, June 19-23. Hannah is the daughter of… Read More»

Piedmont Electric Names Scholarship Winners

HILLSBOROUGH, N.C., August 13, 2010—Four area high school graduates will each receive a $1,000 scholarship through Piedmont Electric’s annual scholarship program. The students are all children of parents who are members of the Cooperative. They include: Sarah Long, daughter of Jane and Stephen Long of Prospect Hill, is a graduate… Read More»

NC Electric Cooperatives Secure Solar Resources From Small Businesses

Raleigh, NC, July 19, 2010 – GreenCo Solutions®, a services company owned by the majority of the state’s electric cooperatives, announced today its involvement in two recently constructed solar photovoltaic (PV) projects at small businesses located in Carrboro and Chapel Hill, NC. GreenCo’s participation in the projects was coordinated by… Read More»

Piedmont Electric Earns GreenPlus Certification

HILLSBOROUGH, NC, May 26, 2010—Piedmont Electric Membership Corporation has earned GreenPlus Certification from the Institute of Sustainable Development. The certification is based on the Cooperative’s efforts toward improving the quality of life through eco-friendly practices which sustain and support the environment. The locally-based Institute of Sustainable Development is a nationwide… Read More»

Orange County Schools Recipient of Hydrogen Fuel Cell Demonstration Unit

HILLSBOROUGH, N.C., April 22, 2010—The Orange County School Board approved the placement of a fuel cell demonstration unit at Cedar Ridge High School to enhance the science and career-technical curriculums. In collaboration with Piedmont Electric Membership Corporation, Microcell Corporation, the developer of the fuel cell, and a grant from the… Read More»

North Carolina utilities seek swine waste‐to‐energy projects

Progress Energy Carolinas will administer the RFP on behalf of the buyers, which include Dominion North Carolina Power, Duke Energy Carolinas, GreenCo Solutions, N.C. Electric Membership Corporation, N.C. Eastern Municipal Power Agency and N.C. Municipal Power Agency Number 1, as well as Progress Energy Carolinas. Through the RFP, the buyers… Read More»

Piedmont Electric offers Scholarships to High School Seniors

HILLSBOROUGH, N.C., February 5, 2010—Piedmont Electric Membership Corporation will award four $1,000 scholarships to graduating high school seniors for continuing education to either an accredited college, university or technical school. The student’s parents must be members of Piedmont Electric. Immediate family members of Piedmont Electric employees and members of the… Read More»

Piedmont EMC to Award Washington Trips

HILLSBOROUGH, N.C., January 29, 2010—Piedmont Electric Membership Corporation is offering rising high school seniors the opportunity to represent the Cooperative on a week’s expense-paid trip to the nation’s capital June 12-18, 2010. Students selected for the Youth Tour will have the opportunity to experience government in action. The trip takes… Read More»