Category: Blog Post

6/17-6/18: Power Outage Update

9:15 p.m. – We are down to 137 meters without power after restoring power to some of the larger outages in northern Orange and Durham County. Crews will continue working until all power is restored. 6:30 p.m. – We are now down to 37 different outages affecting 572 meters. Crews… Read More»

How Weather Impacts Your Electric Bill

Learn how weather, especially during summer and winter, can impact your electric bill and what you can do to keep your energy use from spiking during these months. How Weather Impacts Your Electric Bill Weather is one of the biggest factors driving your energy consumption and impacts how you heat… Read More»

Winter Weather Updates – January 2022

Quick resources Outage reporting: SmartHub or call 800.222.3107. If there is a busy tone, please call back in a few minutes or report your outage through SmartHub or by text. SmartHub and our text outage program automatically report your outage. Online outage map Winter weather safety tips Learn about winter storm restoration with one of… Read More»

Now is the Perfect Time to Switch to Paperless Billing

With the holiday season upon us, postal workers are busier than ever. As they work hard to get packages and holiday cards delivered to the correct destinations, the post office might start to slow down due to the extra volume of mail. If you’re still receiving your paper bill through… Read More»

Meet our newest Piedmont Electric board member

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»

New look, same member-first service

Starting in August, you might notice things look a little different as you are browsing our website, receiving your bill or checking your email. We’re introducing an updated logo, but don’t worry; we’re still the same cooperative you know and love! Why the change? We wanted to make sure our… Read More»

Mail delays – use alternative payment method

The United States Postal Service is currently experiencing delays due to the unprecedented volume increase and limited employee availability due to the impacts of COVID-19. The mail delay is causing delays in bills being issued and payments being received. This is also causing delayed delivery of capital credit checks. Instead… 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»

Be Prepared for Weather-Related Emergencies

Make sure your cell phone is charged so you can keep up-to-date with the status of outages or make a phone call in case of an emergency. If your batter is low during an outage, you can use your vehicle to charge the phone. When the wind blows, will you… Read More»

Feb. 7, 2020 Outage Updates

9:45 p.m. – All outages are restored. Thank you for your patience as our crews worked to restore all power! 5:00 p.m. – We currently have 26 members without power. Our crews will continue to work until all power is restored. If there are no new outages tonight, we expect… Read More»