Yearly Archives: 2019

Happy New Year!

Our offices will be closed on Jan. 1 for the holiday and employees will be on call. We will reopen on Jan. 2 at 8:00 am.

Happy holidays!

Our offices will be closed on Dec. 24 and 25 for the holiday and employees will be on call.

Make space for savings

With winter weather blowing in, many of our members are looking for energy-efficient ways to keep warm. One of our favorite ways to stay cozy during the winter is to use a space heater, but if you don’t know how to use it, you could end up spending more money… Read More»

Your guide to preparing for winter storms

While we monitor the weather and inform you about expected impacts, sometimes storms move quickly and without much warning. Use this guide to help you prepare for winter storms before they hit and keep it as a reference for the next time snow and ice are in the forecast. Prepare… Read More»

You asked, we listened

As a member of Piedmont Electric, you are more than a customer, you’re a member! That means you have a say in how we operate. Every year, we have an annual member advisory forum to get your feedback in addition to random monthly member surveys. We implement changes based on… Read More»

A resolution that’s easy to keep

With the start of a new year, many of us are getting back to the gym, eating more vegetables and saving more money. Unfortunately, even though we have the best intentions, statistically most resolutions fail by February. Let Piedmont Electric help you keep your money-saving resolution this year by joining… Read More»

High-Speed Internet Pilot Program Announcement

NEW PILOT PROGRAM HOPES TO BRING HIGH-SPEED INTERNET TO UNSERVED AND UNDERSERVED RURAL NORTH CAROLINIANS Hillsborough, N.C. (Dec. 6, 2019) – Piedmont Electric Membership Corporation and RiverStreet Networks will be working on a pilot program to enable the expansion of high-speed internet access to unserved and underserved areas in our… Read More»

Help us help you!

As RiverStreet Networks begins a new adventure into bringing high-speed internet to parts of our service area, it’s important that we hear from you, our valuable members. In order to accurately determine the need for this service, we’re relying on you to let us know about your current internet situation.… Read More»

Who is RiverStreet?

RiverStreet Networks began as an extension of Wilkes Communications in Wilkes County, NC. After more than 60 years of providing telecommunications services and enhancing Wilkes County with an all active, fiber-to-the-home network, Wilkes Communications wanted to continue the trend of access to high-speed internet in rural America by branching out.… Read More»

Helping bridge the digital divide

In the 1930s, when rural North Carolinians wanted the life-changing power that electrification brought, they formed electric cooperatives like Piedmont Electric and built it themselves. Today, that life-changing power is high-speed broadband internet access. Piedmont Electric members, Many homes, farms and businesses in our communities do not have adequate access… Read More»