Monthly Archives: July 2020

You are our top priority

This month we’re continuing our discussions on the COVID-19 pandemic and how it is impacting our members. Please keep in mind this article was sent to the publisher in July 2020 and this is an evolving situation. For the latest on our COVID-19 response, please visit our COVID-19 update page..… Read More»

Preparing for Hurricane Isaias

8/4/20 – 8:20 a.m. Thank you for staying safe through this storm! 8/3/20 – 8:00 a.m. Piedmont Electric has been tracking Tropical Storm Isaias which is forecast to make landfall along the Carolina coast Monday night through Tuesday morning. While areas east of I-95 are expected to feel the most… Read More»

Right-of-way trimming reduces outages and blinks

On the first page of our newsletter, we list the roads in our service area that will be receiving right-of-way clearing that month. But what does this actually mean? Here’s a quick overview of why right-of-way maintenance is important. What is a right-of-way? A right-of-way is the area around our… Read More»

What are you paying to heat your water?

Do you know how much of your energy costs are due to your water heater? According to, on average, water heaters account for about 17 percent of a home’s energy use. Of course, this percentage varies based on the number of people in your home and how much hot… Read More»

Beat the heat with these cool energy-saving tips

With the extra time at home this year, you’ve probably never been more aware of how much energy you use and how it impacts your bill. And, during these hot August days, it’s natural to stay inside, watching a few extra hours of TV. If you’re anything like us, you… Read More»