Category: News Releases

Your co-op, your community

As we celebrate National Co-op Month, we’re reminded of what’s at the core of our cooperative: our members. Investing in our communities and our members is one of our cooperative principles and a part of who we are. Throughout 2020, we’ve given back to the community in the following ways:… Read More»

Serving on the Piedmont Electric board of directors

Piedmont Electric is your local electric cooperative and we are guided by a board of directors made up of 10 Piedmont Electric members from across our service area. These board members provide guidance, oversite and help craft the strategic direction of the cooperative along with cooperative staff. This process sets… Read More»

Rider changes for 2020

At Piedmont Electric we work hard to keep rates low year for our members and are pleased that our energy charge for residential members will not change; however a small increase to our facilities charge was necessary. This change was originally planned for May but was delayed because of the… Read More»

Celebrating the cooperative spirit

Throughout National Co-op Month, we celebrate the aspects that make being a cooperative unique. One such quality is that as a cooperative, we’re part of a larger network. Take a look at how your locally-owned co-op is strengthened through the sixth cooperative principle, cooperation among cooperatives. Storm support Through mutual… Read More»

Strong today, stronger tomorrow

As a member of an electric cooperative, you’re not just one person in a sea of customers. Instead, you’re part of the Piedmont Electric community. This means, as members, we can work together to make a difference for all of us. For example, we all have the power to help… Read More»

Someone you know could have money waiting for them!

Unclaimed capital credits On the inside cover of this magazine, you may have seen our seven cooperative principles. This is the perfect example of the third principle in action! As a not-for-profit electric cooperative, we return any margins to members each year as capital credits. However, sometimes members move out… Read More»

The 7 Cooperative Principles that guide us daily

Since our cooperative was founded in 1938, we’ve put our members first by following a set of core values and principles. They’ve guided us through changing and challenging times and we know they will usher us into a stronger and brighter future for our co-op. VOLUNTARY AND OPEN MEMBERSHIPCooperatives are… Read More»

Labor Day – Offices Closed

Labor Day – Monday, Sept. 7, 2020 Our offices will be closed for the holiday and employees will be on call.