The 4-H Club Programs in Caswell, Orange and Person counties each recently received a $1,000 gift from Piedmont Electric Membership Corporation. The gift was a grant Piedmont Electric received from CoBank, a cooperative banking partner serving agri-business, rural infrastructure providers and Farm Credit association throughout the United States. Under the… Read More»
More than $20,360 has been awarded by Piedmont Electric Membership Corporation to area teachers for 18 Bright Ideas Grants for the 2012-13 school year. Winners were chosen by an independent panel of judges based on grant applications. This year’s recipients include: • Janice Albaugh and Beth Boyce, Pathways Elementary School,… Read More»
In preparation for the April 12, 2013, Annual Meeting of the Members of Piedmont Electric, a Nominating Committee has been appointed to prepare a slate of nominees for three seats on the Cooperative’s Board of Directors. Appointed to the 2013 Nominating Committee are: John Melton (Roxboro) Vance Albright (Mebane) Cleotis… Read More»
Piedmont Electric members who are eligible for capital credits should start receiving checks in the mail during the month of December. Consumers who were members of Piedmont Electric in 1983 and 1984 will soon receive their share of the capital credits for those years. With this retirement of capital credits,… Read More»
Duke Energy Outage Update, Saturday, November 9, 2013 @ 11:00 am: The outage affecting the customers in the Baynes and Efland areas has been restored. If you are still without power please call our 24-Hour Outage Reporting number at 800.449.2667.
Which appliance uses more energy: a refrigerator or television? Consumers may not realize that some large entertainment TVs—when used an average of five hours per day—can cost more to operate than a new, basic refrigerator. According to the U.S. Energy Information Administration, 44 percent of American homes have three or… Read More»
Space heaters, including electric models and those powered by kerosene, are a convenient source of warmth during winter months, especially if there’s a power outage, but they can be dangerous if not used properly. According to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC ), in a recent year, there were… Read More»
The Energy Star-qualified tax holiday weekend begins today, Friday, November 2, through Sunday, November 4. If you plan or need to buy a new appliance this is a good time to buy an energy efficient model and avoid paying N.C. sales tax on your purchase. The 2008 Session of the… Read More»
Click this link to view Piedmont Electric’s online Outage Mapping feature http://outageviewer.pemc.org:88/ . This link is posted on our website’s home page on the left side under the Live Outage Reporting area. Piedmont Electric strives to keep you informed and “connected” in the event of severe weather, outage, or emergency.
Energy vampires, also known as phantom loads, are the cell phone charges that are left plugged in, the televisions that are programmed with a DVR and are just waiting to be turned on; and the computers that you think are “sleeping”. An energy vampire is the electricity use that you… Read More»