Monthly Archives: July 2012

Sales Tax Holiday Set for August 3 – 5

The annual North Carolina sales tax holiday begins Friday, August 3 and runs through Sunday, August 5. Shoppers can save money on certain purchases of items like clothing, school supplies and computers. The first sales tax holiday was held in August 2002. This popular event exempts clothing, footwear and school… Read More»

Power Restoration Complete

As a result of the high winds that swept through Orange County Tuesday afternoon, Piedmont Electric experienced damage to our transmission and distribution lines resulting in close to 7,000 outages in the southern portion of Orange County. By 9pm Piedmont Electric had restored power to all but 4,500 customers. By… Read More»

Damaging High Winds Outage Update

As a result of the high winds that swept through our area Tuesday afternoon Piedmont Electric experienced damage to our transmission and distribution lines resulting in close to 7,000 outages in southern Orange County. At the time of this update, Piedmont Electric has restored power to all but 4,500 customers.… Read More»

Attention T12 Fluorescent Lamp Users

T12 fluorescent lamps are going the way of the Edsel. In fact, July 14, 2012, marked the end of the road for American production of the T12. Its fate was sealed five years earlier, when the bipartisan Energy Indepence and Security Act was signed into law. Click Federal Regulations Eliminate… Read More»

Multi-State Scam Claims Obama Will Pay Your Utility Bill

Members are warned that a new scheme claiming the President Obama will pay your utility bills is spreading across the country. The pitch claims that funds released by the Obama administration are available to help pay utility bills and attempts to collect social security numbers and bank account information. Although… Read More»

American Red Cross Blood Drive a Success

Piedmont Electric had a successful blood drive today at our Hillsborough office. The American Red Cross collected 26 pints of this precious gift! Our next blood drive will be scheduled in the fall. If you were unable to donate at today’s blood drive and would like to donate please call… Read More»

Are You Smarter Than A 5th Grader?

School’s out for summer, but that doesn’t mean that kids have to stop learning. The Touchstone Energy Kid’s Energy Zone has been updated and is helping to make learning a truly electrifying experience! Each week a cool new activity sheet will be posted at www.KidsEnergyZone.com. Gather around the table and… Read More»