Category: News Releases

Outage Information for 2/24 Storm

Hillsborough, NC – Piedmont Electric Membership Corporation’s line crews have begun restoration on this afternoon’s severe weather event to restore power to cooperative members. Current outages stand at 1,825 with the largest outages in Person County.  Our crews are working as quickly as possible to restore power to all of… Read More»

A Powerful Storm System is Headed Our Way Today 2/24

FORECAST Two bands of severe storms bearing down on Central North Carolina Wednesday 2/24 are threatening to produce tornadoes and large hail.  Severe weather is looking more likely late morning through early afternoon today. The main threat would be from damaging straight line winds, though isolated tornadoes are also possible.… Read More»

Winter Storm Warning 1/22-1/23

HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK FOR OUR AREA There is a major winter storm expected to impact Central North Carolina late tonight until 6:00pm Saturday.  There could be snow and sleet accumulations of 4 to 8 inches along with a quarter inch of ice.  Snow and sleet will start late tonight and… Read More»

Hazardous Weather Outlook 1/20/16

HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK FOR OUR AREA There’s an arctic air mass in place right now across central and eastern North Carolina; a system this evening could produce a brief round of snow flurries for the evening commute.  Thursday will be more seasonal as high temperatures return to the mid-40s.  Then,… Read More»

Piedmont EMC Becomes Member of Plug-in NC

Piedmont EMC Becomes Member of Plug-in NC Hillsborough, N.C., January 11, 2016 – Piedmont EMC is pleased to announce the electric cooperative has become a member of Plug-in NC, a state-wide program that recognizes those that are supporting electric vehicles. Plug-in NC was started by the North Carolina Plug-in Electric… Read More»

Apply for the 2016 Electric Cooperative Youth Tour by January 1

Local youths have a once in a lifetime opportunity to visit our nation’s capital for the annual Electric Cooperative Youth Tour in Washington, D.C.  Piedmont Electric will sponsor one student on this year’s tour which will host over 1,500 high school students nationwide. The Electric Cooperative Youth Tour is a… Read More»

Piedmont EMC Awards Grants to Teachers for their ‘Bright Ideas’

PIEDMONT EMC AWARDS GRANTS TO TEACHERS FOR ‘BRIGHT IDEAS’ HILLSBOROUGH,  N.C., NOVEMBER 13, 2015 – PIEDMONT EMC awarded more than $25,000 in Bright Ideas education grants to 23 area teachers to fund engaging classroom learning projects. More than 6800 students at schools in Alamance, Caswell, Durham, Orange, and Person counties… Read More»

Follow PEMC on Facebook for updates during severe weather

For more up-to-date information on the severe weather event this weekend, and the potential effects of Hurricane Joaquin, please follow us on Facebook at PiedmontEMC. If this complex weather system, and the rain that comes with it, creates any significant power outages in our service area, we will be updating… Read More»

PEMC prepares for upcoming weather event and potential outages

A complex weather pattern will prevail across the North Carolina through the weekend. Moderate to heavy rain began falling across much of the central and eastern part of our state on Friday morning.  This is the beginning of a 3-day stretch that will include multiple inches of rain that could… Read More»