Piedmont EMC Earns Safety Accreditation

Piedmont EMC has received national recognition for its comprehensive safety program.


Hillsborough, N.C., April 7, 2011 – Piedmont Electric Membership Corporation (Piedmont EMC), headquartered in Hillsborough, has received national recognition for its comprehensive safety program.

The Rural Electric Safety Accreditation Program, which recognized the electric cooperative, is one of the few programs in the country that provides a management tool for continuous safety and loss control assessment that is specific to electric utilities. The program was founded in 1967.

The certificate, the seventh to be awarded to the cooperative, was recently presented to Piedmont EMC at the annual meeting of the North Carolina Association of Electric Cooperatives (NCAEC) in Raleigh.

Piedmont EMC is a member-owned electric cooperative serving more than 31,000 members in six counties.

NCAEC is the trade association for North Carolina’s electric cooperatives, a network of electric cooperative organizations that provide reliable, safe and affordable electric service to more than 950,000 homes, farms and businesses in North Carolina. North Carolina’s electric cooperatives consist of 26 electric co-ops throughout the state. Each is member-owned, not-for-profit and overseen by a board of directors elected by the membership.

North Carolina’s electric cooperatives serve 2.5 million people in 93 of the state’s 100 counties.