Yearly Archives: 2022

Maintaining Rates Despite Rising Costs

Annually, the American Dialect Society announces the Word of the Year Award. For 2022, I would like to nominate the word “inflation” for consideration. Inflation has been a topic of conversation over the price of a dozen eggs at the grocery store, a gallon of gas at the pump or… Read More»

What Happens When Someone Damages Piedmont Electric Property?

Thanks to the nature of our business as an electric co-op, we use a lot of equipment out in the community to ensure our members are receiving safe and reliable electricity. Sometimes, despite the best intentions, our members accidentally damage our equipment. What happens in that case? Responsibility of Members… Read More»

Lighten the Load for Your Mailbox This Holiday Season

It’s the holiday season and many of us are bustling around town, shipping off packages and cards to our loved ones around the country. During this time of year especially, the post office delivery tends to slow down with the influx of so much mail. If you still receive or… Read More»

Capital Credits: Coming to a Mailbox Near You!

As a not-for-profit cooperative, we return margins back to our members. This year we will be returning $1.2 million to those who were members in 1995 and 1996. This completes the return for 1995 and covers half of 1996. Each year, our member-elected board of directors decides whether our co-op… Read More»

Pole Inspections: Coming to a Neighborhood Near You

In the coming weeks and months, you may notice someone inspecting the poles across our system. Pole inspection are part of the regular testing and maintenance we do to make sure our system stays running in tip-top shape. Most of this work will be completed by our authorized inspector, Allegiant… Read More»

Thank you for your membership!

The cooperative difference makes all the difference. Think being a Piedmont Electric Cooperative member is no different than being a customer of any other electric utility? Think again! Here’s what makes being a member of a cooperative so special. Every Member Matters and Has a Voice As part of our… Read More»

Tips for Online Security

In the digital age, it is more important than ever to protect your online accounts against hackers and scammers. Follow these simple tips to help keep your online accounts safe: Be cautious of suspicious links and emails Set up a two-factor verification if available Use different passwords and a password… Read More»

Official Notice: Bylaw Changes November 2022

The Piedmont Electric Cooperative board of directors recently voted to amend the cooperative’s bylaws. The changes are to Article IV of the by-laws which pertains to the co-op’s directors. The board decided to reduce the number of board members from 10 to 9 thereby eliminating the vacant at large seat.… Read More»

Official Notice: Nominating Committee Meets December 3, 2022

Three seats on the Piedmont Electric board of directors are up for election in 2023. These seats are currently held by David Poythress (District 1), Randy Kinley (District 2) and Stephen P. Bailey (District 5). As a reminder, there will be no voting at the annual meeting. All voting will… Read More»