Category: Blog Post

What’s a Capital Credit?

Did you know that Piedmont Electric is a not-for-profit electric utility? That means we only collect enough revenue to cover our costs. When we collect more than we need to operate, we return the extra money back to our members as capital credits. Since 1975, Piedmont Electric has returned more… Read More»

History of the Cooperative

Our mission since 1938 has been to improve the lives of the members we serve by providing power at a good value. Our rich history not only testifies to the resiliency and strength of the cooperative business structure, but also to the tremendous fortitude of the community leaders and members… Read More»

Sign Up for Load Management Today

Piedmont Electric wants to pay you to save money! It may sound too good to be true, but that’s exactly what our Load Management program does for our members. What is Load Management? Piedmont Electric will install switches on your air conditioner and water heater. On hot summer afternoons our… Read More»

Make Energy Updates to Your Home with Help from Piedmont Electric

During these warm summer months, our members often look for ways to update their homes to help save on energy costs. If you will be making improvements to your home, consider the Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Loan Program that is available through Piedmont Electric. Energy Efficiency & Renewable Energy… Read More»

Is Community Solar Right for You?

At Piedmont Electric, we think solar power can be responsibly incorporated as an energy source. That’s why we had a solar developer construct two solar fields, one at the Roxboro office and the other at the Caswell office. This solar project represents a lower cost (and lower risk) way for… Read More»

Use SmartHub’s “Usage Explorer” to Help Control Your Bill

As a member of Piedmont Electric, you are in a unique position to take advantage of energy efficiency programs offered by the cooperative. As a not-for-profit organization owned by our members, our goal is to provide safe, reliable power at the least cost for our members. This means helping you… Read More»

Piedmont Electric Spring Planting Guide

As the warm weather makes its way into the Piedmont Electric service area, our members are starting to get out in the yard and do some work, and so is the cooperative. Throughout the year, Piedmont Electric maintains an aggressive three-year Right of Way maintenance schedule to ensure that each… Read More»

Piedmont Electric Celebrates National Lineman Appreciation Day

America’s electric cooperatives have designated the second Monday of April as National Lineman Appreciation Day. On April 11, Piedmont Electric will honor the hard working men who often face challenging conditions to keep the lights on. Headquartered in Hillsborough, NC, Piedmont EMC’s 30 linemen work in the field restoring power during outages,… Read More»

Hazardous Weather Outlook 2/3/2016

HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK FOR OUR AREA There will be periods of moderate to briefly heavy rain this afternoon and evening; accumulating to an inch or more.  This could lead to minor flooding of streets, poor drainage areas as well as area creeks and streams.  In addition, a few thunderstorms are expected… Read More»