Monthly Archives: January 2013

High Winds Resulted in Minimum Outages

High winds with speeds exceeding 50 mph caused small outages in Orange County during Wednesday night and Thursday morning. Piedmont Electric experienced an outage last night in Carrboro resulting from high winds impacting equipment at our Hwy 54 Carrboro Substation. More than 800 members in Carrboro were affected by this… Read More»

Hazardous Weather Outlook and Wind Advisory

The National Weather Service has issued a Hazardous Weather Outlook and a Wind Advisory for our service territory which is in effect from Noon today through 4am Thursday. Winds with sustained southerly speeds between 20 and 25 mph with gu…sts frequently between 30 and 40 mph with occasional peak gusts… Read More»

Winter Weather Update from National Weather Service

The National Weather Service is reporting freezing rain and sleet will be spreading across the Northern Piedmont of Central North Carolina this afternoon. The report indicates that a large area of sleet transitioning to freezing rain will be moving along interstate 40 from the Triad spreading into the Triangle area… Read More»

Winter Weather Conditions Expected Across Central NC

The National Weather Service is forecasting a winter weather event for central North Carolina late Friday morning through Friday afternoon. Precipitation amounts are expected to be light; however, the very cold sub-freezing temperatures may create a higher impact than normal. If you experience an electric outage call our Outage Reporting… Read More»

Piedmont Electric is Prepared for Winter Storm

Piedmont Electric is on standby and ready to restore power as quickly as possible if outages should occur as a result of the predicted winter storm. We are carefully monitoring this winter weather system and are prepared for possible power outages. Because Piedmont Electric is located in the communities we… Read More»

Piedmont Electric is Prepared for Arctic Temperatures

An unusually cold arctic airmass combined with breezy northwest winds will result in brutally cold wind chill values of 0 to -10 degrees late tonight and Tuesday morning.    Piedmont Electric is on standby and ready to restore power as quickly as possible if outages should occur as a result of the… Read More»