Author: Piedmont Electric Membership Corporation

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»

Annual Report 2019: Looking Ahead to 2019 and Beyond

Rural broadband We believe access to high speed internet is a key ingredient to the health of our rural community and economy. We will continue to be an advocate for bringing high speed internet access to rural homes, businesses and schools. Our focus will be identifying partnerships that strengthen the… Read More»

Annual Report 2019: Looking Back at 2018

Last year was another busy one as we continued to provide our members with quality service while focusing on programs that will help our members and strengthen our grid and communities. Smart thermostat savings program Members with a Nest or Ecobee thermostat get paid to allow Piedmont Electric to adjust… Read More»

Storm Damage Recovery Rider

In 2018, your cooperative was hit by Hurricane Florence, Hurricane Michael and Winter Storm Diego all which caused significant damage to our electric grid. While all repairs were made in the days following the storm, we are still in the process of paying for these restorations. To recover approximately $400,000… Read More»

Convenient payment options to fit your lifestyle

We know that you’re busy, which is why we offer multiple payment options to make it easier than ever for you to pay your energy bill. Here’s an overview of all your ways to pay: SmartHub: You can conveniently pay your bill online by logging in to your SmartHub account,… Read More»

Set it and forget it

Automate your home with energy-saving technology Not long ago, the idea of technology brought images of smartphones and tablets to mind. But we’re now living in an age where technological advances are beginning to enhance nearly every aspect of our life. This is particularly true for our homes. Homeowners are… Read More»

Go green here in our community

Here at Piedmont Electric, we want to help you reduce your carbon footprint not just once a year, but every day. Help the planet and your wallet with these easy methods for going green: Time-of-day rates When you sign up for our time-of-day rates, you’ll pay a lower rate for… Read More»