Monthly Archives: August 2011

Power Restored to 141,000 Electric Co-op Members

Cooperative crews have had to cut their way through fallen trees and debris to begin work in the hardest-hit parts of the state. In Carteret County, one traveler reported a “spider web” of fallen poles and power lines along a highway and roads blocked by piles of seaweed and marsh… Read More»

Power Restored to 89,000 Electric Co-op Members

Piedmont Electric has sent four repair crews, totaling seventeen men and equipment to Pitt & Greene EMC in Farmville, NC. The team left early Sunday morning to assist with storm restoration resulting from Hurricane Irene. August 29, 2011, 8:00 a.m. – North Carolina’s electric cooperatives have restored power to 89,000… Read More»

NC Electric Co-ops Restore Power for 43,000

Piedmont Electric is sending line crew personnel to assist our eastern co-ops in restoration efforts. Crews continue to work in hardest-hit areas where 109,000 are still without power. August 28, 2011, 8:00 a.m. – Cooperatives crews have restored power to 43,000 members who lost power during severe weather brought on… Read More»

NC Electric Cooperatives Report 151,000 Members Without Electricity

To see Piedmont Electric’s outages click on the Live Outage Reporting link located in the left column of website. If you are without electricity please call 800.449.2667 or 800.222.3107. August 27, 2011, 2:00 p.m. – Approximately 151,000 members of North Carolina’s electric cooperatives are without power due to the storm… Read More»

NC Electric Cooperatives Advise: What to do when the Lights Go Out

Crews from the NC Electric Co-ops work diligently to restore power to 100,000 members without power. Raleigh, N.C., August 27, 2011, 9:00 a.m. – North Carolina’s electric cooperatives are reporting approximately 100,000 outages from Hurricane Irene, whose destructive winds and heavy rains lashed North Carolina this morning. As expected, these… Read More»

North Carolina Electric Co-ops Cast Eye Toward Hurricane Irene

North Carolina’s electric cooperative officials are monitoring Hurricane Irene, which is currently gaining strength off the Atlantic coast and is expected to become a major hurricane later today or Wednesday. North Carolina’s electric co-ops stand ready to restore power should outages occur in the wake of Hurricane Irene’s possible visit… Read More»

NCSU Football Tickets Discounted for Military Personnel

This year, to commemorate the ten years that have passed since the Sept. 11 attacks, North Carolina’s Touchstone Energy cooperatives are sponsoring N.C. State’s Military Appreciation Day football game against South Alabama on Sept. 17, 2011. Discounted tickets are available for purchase. N.C. State is offering active and retired military… Read More»

Call 811 Before Digging

Piedmont Electric reminds you to call 811 before digging. This free call to 811 gets underground utilities marked before beginning any outdoor projects that involve digging. Call 811 Before You Dig to prvent injury, expense, and damage to infrastructure! News Release Call 811 Before Digging

Piedmont EMC Sends Local Student to Washington, D.C.

Hannah Teasley, of Timberlake, recently participated in the Electric Cooperative Youth Tour program in Washington, D.C., sponsored by Piedmont Electric Membership Corporation. Piedmont EMC Sends Local Student to Washington, D.C. HILLSBOROUGH, NC, July 29, 2011—Hannah Teasley, of Timberlake, recently participated in the Electric Cooperative Youth Tour program in Washington, D.C.,… Read More»