Monthly Archives: November 2012

Piedmont Electric Awards More Than $20,360 to Teachers

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»

Nominating Committee Set to Meet January 5th

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»

Baynes and Efland Area Outage Restored

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.

High-powered TVs drain energy, so opt for efficient models

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»

The Smart Way to Use Space Heaters

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»

Energy Star Tax Holiday Set for November 2 – 4

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»