Category: Inclement Weather

Outages Continue to Grow as Result of Storms

Linemen are restoring power due to storm damage affecting more than 7,000 members: 2,998 in Caswell County; 2,694 in Orange County; 778 in Alamance County; 397 in Person County; 225 in Durham County; 6 in Granville County. Report any outages to our Outage Reporting system at 800-449-2667 so that we… Read More»

Outage Restoration Status Update

As a result of the high winds and rain that swept through our area this afternoon, Piedmont Electric experienced broken poles and downed power lines resulting in more than 10,200 outages throughout our service territory. Crews are currently working to restore power and we have requested assistance from another co-op… Read More»

Major Storm Outage Affects More than 400,000 in North Carolina

The major storm that passed through our area this afternoon has resulted in multi-state power outages. It is estimated that more than 400,000 are experiencing power outages in North Carolina. Piedmont Electric wants all members to know that our crews will be working throughout the night to restore power. Crews… Read More»

High Winds Resulted in Minimum Outages

High winds with speeds exceeding 50 mph caused small outages in Orange County during Wednesday night and Thursday morning. Piedmont Electric experienced an outage last night in Carrboro resulting from high winds impacting equipment at our Hwy 54 Carrboro Substation. More than 800 members in Carrboro were affected by this… Read More»

Hazardous Weather Outlook and Wind Advisory

The National Weather Service has issued a Hazardous Weather Outlook and a Wind Advisory for our service territory which is in effect from Noon today through 4am Thursday. Winds with sustained southerly speeds between 20 and 25 mph with gu…sts frequently between 30 and 40 mph with occasional peak gusts… Read More»

Winter Weather Update from National Weather Service

The National Weather Service is reporting freezing rain and sleet will be spreading across the Northern Piedmont of Central North Carolina this afternoon. The report indicates that a large area of sleet transitioning to freezing rain will be moving along interstate 40 from the Triad spreading into the Triangle area… Read More»

Winter Weather Conditions Expected Across Central NC

The National Weather Service is forecasting a winter weather event for central North Carolina late Friday morning through Friday afternoon. Precipitation amounts are expected to be light; however, the very cold sub-freezing temperatures may create a higher impact than normal. If you experience an electric outage call our Outage Reporting… Read More»

Piedmont Electric is Prepared for Winter Storm

Piedmont Electric is on standby and ready to restore power as quickly as possible if outages should occur as a result of the predicted winter storm. We are carefully monitoring this winter weather system and are prepared for possible power outages. Because Piedmont Electric is located in the communities we… Read More»

Power Restoration Complete

As a result of the high winds that swept through Orange County Tuesday afternoon, Piedmont Electric experienced damage to our transmission and distribution lines resulting in close to 7,000 outages in the southern portion of Orange County. By 9pm Piedmont Electric had restored power to all but 4,500 customers. By… Read More»

Damaging High Winds Outage Update

As a result of the high winds that swept through our area Tuesday afternoon Piedmont Electric experienced damage to our transmission and distribution lines resulting in close to 7,000 outages in southern Orange County. At the time of this update, Piedmont Electric has restored power to all but 4,500 customers.… Read More»