Navigating Supply Chain Issues

The electric utility industry has not been immune from supply chain issues. However, you can rest assured that Piedmont Electric Cooperative has the supplies it needs to continue to provide you with the first class service you have come to expect.

Supply Chain connection graphic showing planes, trains, and boats connected highlighting supply chain issues Meter Project Slows

Supply chain issues have had the biggest impact on our ability to complete the meter exchange process we began last year.

Manufacturing constraints have delayed the delivery of the remaining meters we need to complete the project. We expect to receive the final batch of meters we need in the spring.

While we currently have enough meters to maintain both our new and legacy system, the delay in the delivery of new meters will push the project’s completion into late summer or early fall.

Critical Infrastructure

Cooperation among cooperatives, one of our core seven principles, helps us bolster our supply lines, strengthen our service to our members and protect us from many of the supply chain issues other industries are facing.

Piedmont Electric is a part of a regional group of cooperatives that formed the Tarheel Electric Membership Association (TEMA), a material supply organization for North Carolina’s electric cooperatives.

In operation for nearly 50 years, TEMA uses the collective buying power of North Carolina’s 26 electric cooperatives to secure better pricing for equipment, to diversify the number of suppliers and to help ensure that Piedmont Electric can continue to deliver the affordable, reliable electricity with the level of service you know.

Even in a time when costs are rising, this partnership saves the cooperative money while providing the materials we need to build and maintain our system.


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