Piedmont EMC Hosts College Students from Minnesota

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Piedmont EMC hosted college students this past Monday participating in the Aynah spring break trip to North Carolina.  Aynah is non-profit organization based in Minneapolis, MN that facilitates co-op education experiences for students around the world. This year they hosted a trip to North Carolina to educate students on cooperatives and their first stop was Piedmont EMC, headquartered in Hillsborough, NC.  Students began their day at Piedmont EMC with a short presentation on North Carolina’s Electric Cooperatives, cooperative principles and power generation/transmission.  The presentation was followed by a field trip to a solar farm in Person County, NC.  By the end of their visit, students were better able to understand what makes electric cooperatives different than most utility companies; we are member-owned, not for profit and we have our members best interest at heart.  We are also committed to providing a safe, reliable and affordable supply of electricity to power the lives of our members and to add value beyond electricity.