Category: News Releases

PEMC Celebrates New Copper Theft Law

Piedmont Electric and electric cooperatives across North Carolina welcomed a new copper theft law that took effect on October 1st. Copper theft is a serious problem that plagues our industry; it is dangerous, costly and illegal, and the new legislation is an important first step in eliminating this problem. Want… Read More»

Early Voting Begins October 18th

Piedmont Electric would like to remind everyone that you can vote early beginning October 18 – November 3. NC One Stop Voting locations can be found at

USDA Secretary Tom Vilsack Visits Piedmont Electric

The Secretary of Agriculture met with Piedmont Electric Membership Corporation on Friday, September 7th and was provided with a presentation on our renewable and energy efficiency programs, including an overview of our expenditure plan for the $30 million RUS loan which includes system distribution improvements; such as, substations and power… Read More»

NC GreenPower to Change Premium Rates for Small Solar

NC GreenPower maximum premium for all new small solar PV agreements of 5 kW or less will be adjusted to $0.08 per kWh generated, effective September 10, 2012. This represents a change from the current rate of $0.10 and will be effective for all applications received after September 10, 2012.… Read More»

Beat The Peak Program Needs You

Piedmont Electric’s new Beat The Peak program is off to a great start! We know the importance of reducing energy demand during peak hours and we have developed a program where we can notify your before a peak time. This new program is designed to minimize our power costs during… Read More»

Sales Tax Holiday Set for August 3 – 5

The annual North Carolina sales tax holiday begins Friday, August 3 and runs through Sunday, August 5. Shoppers can save money on certain purchases of items like clothing, school supplies and computers. The first sales tax holiday was held in August 2002. This popular event exempts clothing, footwear and school… Read More»

Piedmont Electric Earns National Recognition

Piedmont Electric has received a “Spotlight on Excellence” national award from the Council of Rural Electric Communicators and the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association. To see entire news release click on link : Spotlight on Excellence Award

Piedmont Electric Offers New Pay-by-Phone Option

Piedmont Electric has expanded its options for paying your electric bill. In addition to paying on-line or talking directly with a Member Services Representative you can call 1.877.999.3394 any time, day or night, to pay your electric bill or check account information. This service is free and it allows you… Read More»

2012 Annual Meeting Elects Directors

During the business session of the 2012 Annual Meeting three members were elected to the Cooperative’s Board of Directors. The 2012 Annual Meeting of Piedmont Electric Membership Corporation was held on Friday, April 20, 2012. See the Annual Meeting News Release for more information.

Piedmont EMC Receives Re-Certification in Green Plus

Piedmont Electric is the first Green Plus organization to become re-certified in the Green Plus program within the Institute for Sustainable Development. The Institute for Sustainable Development is a non-profit program founded in the North Carolina Research Triangle in 2007 by a unique partnership of academic, business and philanthropic leaders.… Read More»