Author: Piedmont Electric Membership Corporation

Right-of-way trimming reduces outages and blinks

On the first page of our newsletter, we list the roads in our service area that will be receiving right-of-way clearing that month. But what does this actually mean? Here’s a quick overview of why right-of-way maintenance is important. What is a right-of-way? A right-of-way is the area around our… Read More»

What are you paying to heat your water?

Do you know how much of your energy costs are due to your water heater? According to, on average, water heaters account for about 17 percent of a home’s energy use. Of course, this percentage varies based on the number of people in your home and how much hot… Read More»

Beat the heat with these cool energy-saving tips

With the extra time at home this year, you’ve probably never been more aware of how much energy you use and how it impacts your bill. And, during these hot August days, it’s natural to stay inside, watching a few extra hours of TV. If you’re anything like us, you… Read More»

Saving money is no sweat with your co-op

POWERFUL PROGRAMS TO HELP YOU SAVE Save money during these hot summer months by joining our smart thermostat savings program and signing up for time-of-day rates. Read on to see how both programs can benefit you. SMART THERMOSTAT SAVINGS PROGRAM Are you using your smart thermostat to its full potential?… Read More»

Let us do the heavy lifting

Our load management programs do all the work for you. All you have to do is sign up and let us help you save energy. If you’re looking for easy ways to save money on your electric bill, take a look at some of our programs that are perfect for… Read More»

Maximizing your membership

  As a cooperative, we’re stronger when we work together. Let’s take a closer look at what we can do together to ensure you get the most out of your cooperative membership. We’re always looking out for your best interest One of the benefits of the nonprofit cooperative structure is… Read More»

Game on! Take our 4-week energy-saving challenge

Making just one small change each week can impact your energy bill. Want to lower your energy bill? Take our 4-week challenge where small steps add up to big savings! When we all take small steps, it helps the whole cooperative save money and everybody wins! WEEK 1: CHANGE OUT… Read More»

Here for you, now and always

Now that we are several months into the COVID-19 pandemic we wanted to take a minute to discuss where we’ve been, where we are and where we are going. Please keep in mind this article was sent to the publisher June 2020 and this is an evolving situation. For the… Read More»

Piedmont Electric Spring Planting Guide with Mike Johnson

Piedmont Electric sits down with Mike Johnson, Right of Way Supervisor, to learn about the dos and don’ts of planting this spring. Planting season is right around the corner! While trees and shrubs make our yards and neighborhoods beautiful they can also cause right of way issues and safety problems… Read More»

How to prep for summer storm season

The third week in June is National Lightning Safety Awareness Week, which coincides with the height of summer storm season here in North Carolina. The best thing you can do to protect yourself and your family from the dangers of summer storms is to prepare. Together, we can get through… Read More»