At Piedmont Electric, we do more than keep the lights on—we make a difference in the lives of those we serve by helping build a better community. We show our commitment to the communities through a wide range of youth programs and giving opportunities. By empowering our current and future members, we ensure a brighter and stronger future for all. Together, we have the power to make a cooperative difference.
Bright Ideas Educator Grants 💡
Cooperatives offer grants to teachers with innovative classroom projects
Learn about our broadband pilot program with RiverStreet Networks to bring reliable, affordable internet service to the unserved and underserved areas of our communities.
Helping Hand Foundation
This program is utilized to help less fortunate members in paying their energy bills, and allows members to give back within the cooperative.
College Scholarship Program 🎓
High school students planning to continue their education can apply now for Piedmont Electric's College Scholarship.
Basketball Camp Scholarships 🏀
Piedmont Electric, along with North Carolina’s other Touchstone Energy Cooperatives, award middle-school students full scholarships to attend basketball camp on college campuses each summer.
Youth Tour in Washington D.C.
Through Piedmont Electric, high school students have the opportunity to attend the Electric Cooperative Youth Tour in Washington, D.C.
Community Loan Program 🚒
Piedmont Electric, in association with the United States Department of Agriculture's (USDA) Rural Economic Development Loan and Grant program (REDLG) provide loans to our rural community annually.
Piedmont Electric strives to educate the next generation to become smarter energy users through its various educational programs.