When the hard-working men and women of this community set out to bring electricity to our rural area, they were doing more than just bringing electricity to their friends and neighbors, they were building a better community. Today, Piedmont Electric continues to build a better place to live, work and raise a family.
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Build a better community
Each year educators in our communities can be awarded grants of up to $1,500 for innovative classroom projects. Since 1994, Piedmont Electric has awarded nearly $400,000 in Bright Ideas grants for projects like a biotech mobile lab at Orange High School or a school geography lab in Person County.
With an increasingly competitive workforce, it is more important than ever to help prepare students for their future careers. Piedmont Electric’s college scholarships help local students continue their education and prepare for the jobs of tomorrow.
Leadership, civic duty and a reverence for American history are just a few of the character traits local students build during their week in Washington, D.C. This unique experience immerses students in the sights and sounds of our nation’s history.
Community Loan Program
Working with the USDA, in the past three years, Piedmont Electric has loaned more than $4.8 million for ambulances, fire trucks, fire stations and schools through Rural Economic Development Loans and Grants from the government. As the funds are repaid, they are re-loaned to assist with future projects in our communities.
Building future leaders starts at a young age, which is why Piedmont Electric sponsors scholarships for local students to attend basketball camp on college campuses each summer. These sports camps provide a unique educational and athletic opportunity for our local youth.
Returning Money to You
Piedmont Electric reduced rates for 2016 which saved our members an average of 5.7 percent spread across their monthly bills. In addition, Piedmont Electric returned $1.25 million in capital credits to members.
Information at your Fingertips
Piedmont Electric’s SmartHub can help you manage your account, giving you the ability to pay your bill, check your energy usage, set up auto bank drafts, update account information, contact member services and start paperless billing.
Tools to Lower your Bill
You can find a variety of calculators and apps designed to improve the way you consume energy online at pemc.coop.
Our calculators include:
Analyze My Bill – understand how different aspects of your home affect your usage
Heating Calculator – understand how your current heating costs measure against alternatives
Appliance Calculator – find out how much it costs to run common household appliances
Lighting Calculator – understand how changing a light bulb influences your bill
Take Control of your Bill
Piedmont Electric’s PrePay program allows you to better control your power costs by becoming more aware of your daily energy use.
Monitor your account online, on your smartphone with our SmartHub app or by calling 877.999.3394 and add funds when you’re getting low. Just like putting gas in your car!
Build A Greener Planet
Making solar energy available to everyone with our community solar project and connecting members who install solar panels at their home.
Offering paperless billing and other options to reduce our use of paper.
Adding electric and hybrid vehicles to our fleet to better serve you while still being green.
Shifting your power use to lower demand times can save you money and is good for the environment.