Author: Piedmont Electric Membership Corporation

Meet our new Piedmont Electric board directors

As a locally owned and operated co-op, our board of directors is made up of members just like you! Because we’re run by people who live and work in our communities and who understand our local values, you can be sure our members’ best interest is always our priority. We’d… Read More»

Buddy Goes to High School

  The first day of high school is a nerve-racking experience even for the most prepared student and local student Buddy is no exception. The only difference is that Buddy is a three-year-old bearded dragon. For the past three years, Buddy has been an exemplary pupil at Stoney Creek Elementary… Read More»

July 4th savings

Save some green while you celebrate the red, white and blue! Independence Day is just around the corner and Americans across the country are preparing for a day of backyard picnics, parades and fireworks. When you’re out celebrating our nation’s birthday, don’t forget to put these energy-saving best practices to… Read More»

Tap into a clean energy source this summer

As a cooperative, Piedmont Electric strives to “go green” not only in how we operate, but also in the options we provide to you. Our community solar program allows you to tap into the clean energy of the sun and reduce your carbon footprint! What is community solar? Community solar… Read More»

Prepare now for summer storms

Traditionally, summer makes people think about spending time on the beach, grilling outside and baseball games. It’s easy to forget about dangerous summer storms until they’re upon us. This year take a few simple steps to prepare for summer storms so that by the time they hit, all you have… Read More»

Summer savings checklist

Going out of town this summer? There are a lot of things to remember when planning a trip, from travel logistics to what to pack in your suitcase, but don’t forget to take a few extra steps to reduce energy use in your home while you’re gone. Mark off the… Read More»

Annual Report 2019: Lending a Helping Hand in the Community

October 2018 saw the Piedmont Electric Helping Hand Foundation celebrate its first birthday! The foundation celebrated this milestone by giving out more than $155,000 in grants in 2018 to support aid for members in need, Bright Ideas grants for local educators, college scholarships, youth leadership training programs and more. We… Read More»

Annual Report 2019: The Value of Membership

Membership Matters Letter from the CEO Stephen B. Hamlin, President & Chief Executive Officer Being a member of a cooperative means being part of something special. We are different in that we are a member-owned, local, not-for-profit organization. This means we put our members first and when you put people over… Read More»

Annual Report 2019: The Seven Cooperative Principals

The seven cooperative principles have guided us since we were founded and will continue to guide us as we continue to provide the highest quality service to our members. Voluntary and Open Membership Cooperatives are open to anyone who is able to use its services, which means that any person… Read More»

Annual Report 2019: The Financials

McNair, McLemore, Middlebrooks & Company, of Macon, Georgia, audited the Consolidated Financial Statements as of December 31, 2018 and 2017. The auditors have issued an unqualified opinion on those statements. The complete Independent Auditor’s Report is available for inspection at the cooperative’s headquarters office in Hillsborough, North Carolina. The Consolidated… Read More»