Category: News Releases

Powering the Community

We do more than provide electricity to our 32,000 members; we connect our community by powering their homes, schools, businesses and more! We’ve invested $166 million in poles, wires, substations and other infrastructure in our service area. We have more than 3,500 miles of line connecting rural and urban North… Read More»

The 7 Cooperative Principles that guide us daily

As an electric cooperative, we are different from other electric utilities. The way we operate is based on seven core principles followed by cooperatives all across the globe. VOLUNTARY AND OPEN MEMBERSHIP Cooperatives are open to everyone who is able to use its services. Anyone who moves into Piedmont Electric’s… Read More»

Bylaw requirements listed for nominations of directors

The following is an excerpt from our bylaws pertaining to nominations. SECTION 4.06. Nominations. (A) NOMINATIONS COMMITTEE It shall be the duty of the Board to appoint a Nominations Committee consisting of ten (10) persons who are members but are not directors or close relatives of directors, and who are… Read More»

Tracking Hurricane Dorian

9/5/2019 at 9:15 a.m. – While the greatest wind impacts from Hurricane Dorian are expected east of I-95, it’s important to refresh yourself on proper generator use if you plan to use a generator if your power goes out this hurricane season. Remember to use it in a well-ventilated area,… Read More»

Labor Day – Offices Closed

Labor Day – Monday, Sept. 2, 2019 Our offices will be closed for the holiday and employees will be on call.

Trip of a Lifetime

For more than fifty years, America’s electric co-ops have made their voices heard by sending outstanding high school students to Washington, D.C. for a week on the Electric Cooperative Youth Tour. These students tour our nation’s capital, learn about the cooperative difference and compete to represent their state on the… Read More»

You’re invited to Community Day!

We hope you’ll join us on Saturday, Oct. 12: 1:00 – 4:00 pm Cedar Grove Ruritan Club 6116 Efland-Cedar Grove Road Cedar Grove, NC 27231 Mark your calendars for Saturday, Oct. 12, as we’ll be celebrating our annual Community Day. Everyone is invited to join us for a fun FREE… Read More»

Can you get an A+ in saving energy?

Now that summer is winding down and the kids are heading back to school, we’re giving you an energy efficiency pop quiz! But don’t worry if you haven’t studied up on energy efficiency, because this is one quiz where your score won’t affect your grade. It can, however, affect your… Read More»

Managing rising costs

Steve Hamlin (President & CEO) A message from the CEO With the start of fall just around the corner, thoughts at your local cooperative turn to a couple of different things: preparing for fall weather, college football rivalries and our annual budgeting process. And whether you track your budget on… Read More»

Do the math!

PIEDMONT ELECTRIC MEMBERS + ENERGY-SAVING CALCULATORS = THE PERFECT COMBINATION One of the best ways to save money on your monthly energy bill is to have a better understanding of how you use energy. When you monitor how and when you consume energy, you’ll start to see opportunities for savings… Read More»