Monthly Archives: September 2021

You’re a member, not a customer

As we celebrate National Co-op Month, it’s important that we recognize the core of our cooperative, which is you, our members. While companies like wholesale stores refer to their customers as members, it takes on a different meaning for cooperatives like ours. As a Piedmont Electric member, you have a… Read More»

Lending a helping hand

Being part of a cooperative means being part of a community. This is just another example of how the cooperative principles set us apart from a traditional utility structure and empowers Piedmont Electric to be a source of strength and stability for our members. Our Piedmont Electric community is filled… Read More»

The 7 Cooperative Principles that guide us daily

Since our cooperative was founded in 1938, we’ve put our members first by following a set of core values and principles. They’ve guided us through changing and challenging times and we know they will usher us into a stronger and brighter future for our co-op. VOLUNTARY AND OPEN MEMBERSHIPCooperatives are… Read More»

How power blinks lead to more reliable service

Have you ever noticed your lights quickly blink on and off, even during normal weather conditions? While these power blinks might cause you to worry that there’s an issue with your electricity, the opposite is actually true. Occasional power blinks mean that our system is working the way that it… Read More»

Celebrating our co-op community

Our co-op loves to help our community and we want to take time to celebrate. Like last year, we will be giving out gift bags in October at our offices. We invite you to stop by one of our office drive-thrus to pick up a gift bag filled with a… Read More»

The value of electricity

As your electric co-op, you can have peace of mind that we’re not in this to make money. Instead, our goal is to provide you with electricity at a good value. This is driven by our third cooperative principle, which is Members’ Economic Participation. As a not-for-profit co-op, when we… Read More»

Serving on the Piedmont Electric board of directors

Piedmont Electric is your local electric cooperative and we are guided by a board of directors made up of 10 Piedmont Electric members from across our service area. These board members provide guidance, oversite and help craft the strategic direction of the cooperative along with cooperative staff. This process sets… Read More»

Labor Day – Offices Closed

Labor Day – Monday, Sept. 6, 2021 Our offices will be closed for the holiday and employees will be on call.