Continue Fiber Project
By the end of the year we plan to have completed phase II of our fiber project. When completed, this project will connect our three offices and our 21 substations which will help strengthen our service to you by improving the flow of information across our system.
Last year we led the state in bringing federal money to North Carolina through the Rural Economic Development Loan and Grant program.
These funds come from the United States Department of Agriculture and help support economic development in rural areas. This year we will continue to support our communities through this unique partnership.
Listening to Our Members
Piedmont Electric is owned by you and we want to ensure that your best interest is always kept close to heart. We conduct regular phone and online surveys to ensure we understand the wants and needs of our membership. These surveys ensure our members’ voices are heard.
We appreciate your participation in these surveys and we look forward to hearing your feedback!
New Outage Notifications
Piedmont Electric already has several great ways members can find out the latest information on an outage including our detailed outage map and social media accounts.
In 2018 we plan to add text messaging, emails and phone calls to our list of options. If members enroll in the program, they can be notified of an outage and receive additional information as we work on quickly and safely restoring power.
Investigate New Technology
Piedmont Electric wants to help you get the most out of the new technology you are bringing into your home. Last year, we implemented a new rate to help electric vehicle owners save money when charging their vehicle after 10 p.m.
This year we will be looking into ways to help further the adoption of electric vehicles. Also, smart thermostats like the Ecobee or Nest are finding their way into more and more homes. We want to partner with our members to help them use these devices to save energy and money and we are investigating a program to give members another way to help minimize our wholesale power costs.