Category: News Releases

Piedmont Electric Offers Energy Star Home Rates

A new Energy Star residential rate is now available to member-consumers whose home meets Energy Star requirements. HILLSBOROUGH, NC, January 13, 2011— A new “Energy Star” residential rate is now available to member-consumers of Piedmont Electric Membership Corporation. To qualify for the rate, the consumer’s home must be certified, meeting… Read More»

Committee Set to Meet on Board Nominations

Four seats on the Cooperative’s Board of Directors will be up for election at this year’s Annual Meeting on Friday, April 15, 2011. The following are the incumbents on the Board whose terms expire this year, as well as their respective Directorate Districts: David B. Poythress, District 1 James Kinley,… Read More»

NC Electric Cooperatives Secure Solar Resources From Small Businesses

Raleigh, NC, July 19, 2010 – GreenCo Solutions®, a services company owned by the majority of the state’s electric cooperatives, announced today its involvement in two recently constructed solar photovoltaic (PV) projects at small businesses located in Carrboro and Chapel Hill, NC. GreenCo’s participation in the projects was coordinated by… Read More»

Piedmont Electric Earns GreenPlus Certification

HILLSBOROUGH, NC, May 26, 2010—Piedmont Electric Membership Corporation has earned GreenPlus Certification from the Institute of Sustainable Development. The certification is based on the Cooperative’s efforts toward improving the quality of life through eco-friendly practices which sustain and support the environment. The locally-based Institute of Sustainable Development is a nationwide… Read More»

Orange County Schools Recipient of Hydrogen Fuel Cell Demonstration Unit

HILLSBOROUGH, N.C., April 22, 2010—The Orange County School Board approved the placement of a fuel cell demonstration unit at Cedar Ridge High School to enhance the science and career-technical curriculums. In collaboration with Piedmont Electric Membership Corporation, Microcell Corporation, the developer of the fuel cell, and a grant from the… Read More»

North Carolina utilities seek swine waste‐to‐energy projects

Progress Energy Carolinas will administer the RFP on behalf of the buyers, which include Dominion North Carolina Power, Duke Energy Carolinas, GreenCo Solutions, N.C. Electric Membership Corporation, N.C. Eastern Municipal Power Agency and N.C. Municipal Power Agency Number 1, as well as Progress Energy Carolinas. Through the RFP, the buyers… Read More»