Category: News Releases

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»

Communications & Social Media Intern Position

Piedmont Electric has a Communications & Social Media Intern (temporary/part-time) position available. Interested candidates can learn more about this opportunity on our website. To learn more about the Communications & Social Media Intern position see “About PEMC/Employment” area of our website.

2012 Designated “International Year of Cooperatives”

Electric cooperatives and other members of the co-op family take center stage globally in 2012, designated the International Year of Cooperatives. The celebration begins in October when U.S. cooperatives traditionally celebrate National Cooperative Month. The International Year of Cooperatives’ theme, “Cooperative Enterprises Build a Better World,” resonates with co-ops in… Read More»