Author: Piedmont Electric Membership Corporation

Trip of a Lifetime

For more than fifty years, America’s electric co-ops have made their voices heard by sending outstanding high school students to Washington, D.C. for a week on the Electric Cooperative Youth Tour. These students tour our nation’s capital, learn about the cooperative difference and compete to represent their state on the… Read More»

You’re invited to Community Day!

We hope you’ll join us on Saturday, Oct. 12: 1:00 – 4:00 pm Cedar Grove Ruritan Club 6116 Efland-Cedar Grove Road Cedar Grove, NC 27231 Mark your calendars for Saturday, Oct. 12, as we’ll be celebrating our annual Community Day. Everyone is invited to join us for a fun FREE… Read More»

Can you get an A+ in saving energy?

Now that summer is winding down and the kids are heading back to school, we’re giving you an energy efficiency pop quiz! But don’t worry if you haven’t studied up on energy efficiency, because this is one quiz where your score won’t affect your grade. It can, however, affect your… Read More»

Managing rising costs

Steve Hamlin (President & CEO) A message from the CEO With the start of fall just around the corner, thoughts at your local cooperative turn to a couple of different things: preparing for fall weather, college football rivalries and our annual budgeting process. And whether you track your budget on… Read More»

Do the math!

PIEDMONT ELECTRIC MEMBERS + ENERGY-SAVING CALCULATORS = THE PERFECT COMBINATION One of the best ways to save money on your monthly energy bill is to have a better understanding of how you use energy. When you monitor how and when you consume energy, you’ll start to see opportunities for savings… Read More»

These low-cost energy efficiency tips can lead to big savings

Now that summer is in full swing, we’re all looking for ways to lower our energy use. By making a few low-cost energy-efficient purchases, you could see the savings reflected on your monthly energy bill. Here are a few of our favorite low-cost, but high-reward energy-savings tips: Switch out your… Read More»

Working together, we can all save money

Did you know that your own personal energy use can affect the rate that all of our members pay for power? Part of our power supply cost is determined by the energy demand by our members during peak times on the hottest days in the summer. When we take steps… Read More»

Why does my power bill rise with the summer heat?

You’re probably used to receiving a higher bill during the hot months. But there are still ways you can save energy even as the temperature rises. Here are two reasons for that higher bill, along with a few of our favorite ways to help keep it from climbing. Weather It… Read More»

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»