Monthly Archives: June 2013

Use Caution with Fourth of July Fireworks

What would the Fourth of July be without cookouts, baseball games, and pyrotechnic displays in the night sky? But it’s easy to forget that fireworks are dangerous explosives, and carelessness could have deadly consequences. Every year, thousands of people are injured by fireworks—8,600 in 2010 alone, according to the U.S.… Read More»

Save Money with Piedmont Electric’s Green Energy Bags

Piedmont Electric is offering a special “Green Energy Bag” that includes 4 CFLs (18 watt) and an electric water heater kit for the low cost of only $19.95 (plus tax). These items have a $55 retail value so save some green when you buy them and save for years to… Read More»

All Outages Restored By Midnight on Friday, June 14, 2013

All outages resulting from Thursday afternoon’s devastating storm were restored by midnight on Friday, June 14, 2013. Piedmont Electric crews worked around the clock to restore more than 10,200 outages that resulted from the high winds and rain that swept through our area late Thursday afternoon. Most outages occurred as… Read More»

Outage Restoration Progress Report – June 14th @ 4:23pm

Piedmont Electric continues to make progress on our outage restoration efforts. We have restored power to more than 9,600 members with fewer than 600 outages remaining. The remaining outages are primarily located in Orange and Durham Counties. Crews are now focused on restoring power to these individual outages. Piedmont Electric… Read More»

Restoration Update – 6/1/4/13 @ 2:20pm

Piedmont Electric is able to report continued progress on our outage restoration efforts. We have restored power to more than 9,400 members with fewer than 810 outages remaining. The largest areas still impacted are Orange and Durham Counties. Crews are now focused on restoring power to these remaining members. At… Read More»

Restoration Update – 6/14/13 @ 12:01pm

We just completed the work around Jones Ferry Road in Orange County restoring power to more than 400 members. Our outages have been reduced from more than 10,200 to slightly more than 1,800 outages. To view our on-line Outage Map click http://outageviewer.pemc.org:88/ . Please observe all safety precautions around downed… Read More»

North Carolina Electric Cooperatives Completing Outage Restoration Efforts

NORTH CAROLINA’S ELECTRIC COOPERATIVES COMPLETING OUTAGE RESTORATION EFFORTS Raleigh, N.C., June 14, 2013 – North Carolina’s electric cooperatives continue to make progress with restoration efforts in areas hit hard by yesterday’s severe weather. The total number of outages across the state’s 26 electric cooperatives is down to approximately 19,000 from… Read More»

Outage Restoration Update – June 14, 2013 @ 8:24am

Outages remain for 2,875 members as the result of yesterday’s storm. Piedmont Electric has been working throughout the night to restore power to homes and businesses that were affected by this severe storm. Outages are resulting from broken poles as well as downed power lines caused by the storm. To… Read More»

Restoration Status Update

Piedmont Electric was able to restore power throughout our service territory to more than 4,200 members over the night and early morning hours. Crews are now focused on restoring power to the remaining 3,017 members who remain without power. At the height of this major storm, power was lost to… Read More»

Piedmont Electric is Responding to Outages

Linemen are on the scene to restore power due to storm damage affecting more than 2,300 members: 1,800are in Caswell County; 278 in Orange County; 177 in Alamance County, 59 in Person County, 2 in Granville County and 1 in Durham County. Report any outages to our Outage Reporting system… Read More»