October is National Co-op Month!

Cooperative members across the nation celebrate what makes cooperatives unique! Did you know that Piedmont Electric is a not-for-profit cooperative? Anyone who purchases electricity from Piedmont Electric is a member and owner of the cooperative. So what makes co-ops so special?

NOT-FOR-PROFIT
Our primary goal is to improve the lives of our members by providing safe, reliable, environmentally responsible energy to our members at a good value.

LOCALLY OWNED
Co-ops are owned by the members they serve, which means every one of our members lives in one of our communities.

NATIONALLY CONNECTED
Piedmont Electric is part of an extensive network of cooperatives across the country that provide support when needed.

THE ELECTRIC CO-OP IMPACT

Serve approximately 77,500 people
Maintain more than 3,500 miles of power lines
Span 6 counties in central North Carolina
Employ more than 100 North Carolinians
Statewide (NC)

Serve approximately 2.5 million people
Maintain more than 98,000 miles of power lines
Span 93 of North Carolina’s 100 counties
Employ more than 2,300 North Carolinians
Nationally (US)

Serve more than 42 million people
Maintain more than 2.5 million miles of power lines
Span 2,500 of the country’s 3,141 counties
Employ more than 70,000 Americans