Author: Susan Cashion

Storm Update: Piedmont Electric Restores 90% of Outages

Piedmont EMC crews have made significant progress in restoring outages that resulted from Thursday’s winter storm.  At the height of the storm there were more than 7,000 members without power.  As of 3:30am this morning only 769 outages remain.  Piedmont EMC will work as quickly and safely as possible to… Read More»

Storm Update: Co-op Crews Coming to Assist with Storm Restoration

Crews from South River EMC headquartered in Dunn and contract crews from Surry Yadkin EMC headquartered in Dobson are heading our way to assist with restoration efforts.  Crews will be working around the clock until all outages are restored. Heavy, wet snow has caused these outages, as the snow and ice weigh down power… Read More»

Storm Update: Piedmont Electric Outages Down to 4,500

Piedmont Electric crews continue to make headway in our winter storm restoration efforts with outage numbers down to 4,500 from a peak of 6,900.  Please refer to the link below which explains our steps to restoring power. Also use extreme caution throughout today as trees will continue to fall resulting in unsafe conditions including the… Read More»

Storm Update: Piedmont Electric Restores Power to 2,000 in Carrboro

Piedmont Electric crews have just restored service to a Carrboro circuit restoring power to approximately 2,000 members. At this mornings peak we had 6,900 members out of power. At this time our outages are at 4,900 and continue to fall. Our linemen are working in all counties and will continue working until all… Read More»

Piedmont EMC Crews Responding to Outages Caused by Winter Storm

Piedmont Electric is responding to outages caused by this latest winter storm.Trees covered with snow and ice are falling onto power lines resulting in more than 6,000 outages at this time. To report an outage call 800.449.2667 or call 800.222.3107. Please use caution throughout today as trees will continue to… Read More»

Baynes Transformer Outage Ends Power Restored to 2,000 Members

On the evening of Friday, October 24, 2014, Piedmont EMC lost the transformer inside Baynes Substation affecting approximately 2,000 members primarily located in Caswell County, with smaller numbers affected in Orange, Alamance and Person counties. Our linemen worked through the night to install a portable transformer until repairs can be made to the… Read More»

Lottery Scam Targets Co-op Member

Piedmont Electric has just been alerted to yet another scam that is trying to separate electric cooperative members from their hard-earned cash.  The caller didn’t mention the co-op by name, but stated that his local power provider had given names and cell numbers of people who had paid their electric bill and… Read More»

Scholarship Deadlines are approaching

Piedmont Electric Members with children should note the following deadlines for upcoming scholarships: Youth Tour Deadline: 03/31/2014 Boys and Girls Basketball Camps Deadline: 03/31/2014 College Scholarship Deadline: 03/31/2014

Ice Storm Restoration Completed

Piedmont Electric reports restoration at 100% from Friday’s major ice storm.  At the height of the outage, more than 21,050 Piedmont Electric customers were without power.  Our sincerest thanks go to our employees and the additional 235 line workers from Brunswick EMC, Edgecombe Martin County EMC, Four County EMC, Halifax EMC, Haywood EMC, Jones-Onslow EMC,… Read More»