Category: Safety

Right of Way Clearing: Frequently Asked Questions

Piedmont Electric recognizes that trees and other plants are beneficial to accenting our homes and beautifying our communities. However, trees growing in the wrong place can be dangerous. Here to explain the importance of tree and vegetation clearing is Jerry Phelps, Right of Way Supervisor at Piedmont Electric. Jerry is… Read More»

Keeping our Linemen Safe

Meet some of our linemen (left to right) Jonathan, Donald and Dale, who make safety their top priority. While linemen love their jobs and cannot imagine doing anything else, they have one primary goal: to come home safely to their loved ones at the end of the day. By setting… Read More»

National Electrical Safety Month

Every May, electric cooperatives across the country celebrate Electrical Safety Month. Raising awareness about the importance of electrical safety is more essential than ever. This month’s feature article discusses some potential electrical hazards and how you can safeguard your home. Surge protectors are used to protect your computer and other… Read More»

Be Safe & Prepared for Weather Year-Round

We work hard to prevent outages, but when bad weather strikes – outages can happen, and we work just as hard to get your power back on quickly and safely. Our crews are prepared to respond, and so we encourage our customers to be prepared as well. Let’s work together… Read More»

Hazardous Weather Outlook for our Service Territory 7/15 – 7/21

The National Weather Service in Raleigh has issued a Hazardous Weather Outlook starting Tuesday, July 15 for Central NC, which includes our service territory.  We will be carefully monitoring this weather system and are prepared for potential power outages.  Because Piedmont Electric is located in the communities we serve, restoration… Read More»


RALEIGH, N.C. (July 3, 2014, 10:00 a.m.) – North Carolina’s electric cooperatives stand ready to respond if power outages result from Hurricane Arthur, which is forecasted to bring heavy rain and strong winds to coastal North Carolina counties Thursday night into Friday afternoon. Local electric cooperative crews, equipment and vehicles… Read More»

Summer Storm Safety

Summer Storm Safety Piedmont Electric Membership Corporation encourages members to practice caution and safety during summer storms, which at times can be severe. Beware of flooded areas caused by heavy rains—water and electricity do not mix! Below is safety advice to use following a summer storm: Flooded areas — Be… Read More»

Keep Your Home and Family Safe – Check Wall Outlets

Wall outlets are the bridge from electricity to appliances; they make it possible for our lamps, cell phone chargers, coffee makers and televisions to run. Most of the time, we don’t even think about how that happens or whether there are any dangers associated with it, but there are a… Read More»

Member Alert: Don’t be a Victim of Scams

Piedmont EMC is always looking out for our members, and we’ve been hearing about some terrible scams that have been victimizing members of other co-ops around the country. If you are contacted by someone claiming to represent your co-op, who asks for personal information such as your social security number,… Read More»