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Let’s Connect!

When we say that we live in a “connected” world, most of us think about technology, like our smartphones and other devices and gadgets. But when you’re a member of an electric co-op (that’s you!), there’s so much more to being part of our connected co-op community. As a Union… Read More

How much Energy Goes Your TV Use?

From binge-watching a TV series to late night gaming marathons, today’s TVs are a cornerstone of home entertainment. Any activity that increases screen time means increased energy use in your home, making it more important than ever to understand how much electricity the TVs in your home use. Once you… Read More

Union Power Cooperative Planned Outage Notification

This Saturday, Feb. 13, 2021,we are scheduled to assist Duke Energy with performing essential work on the electrical system that will cause a temporary interruption in service between 9:30 – 11:30 a.m. We know being without power is inconvenient, and we do not take the decision lightly. Due to the… Read More

Western Union Elementary Wins N.C. GreenPower Grant

Earlier this year, a team of teachers at Western Union Elementary applied for, and recently won, a matching grant from N.C. GreenPower Solar+ Schools. As one of only 10 North Carolina schools to receive this opportunity, Western Union Elementary will receive a 3.0-5.22 kW educational solar installation plus a weather… Read More

Delivering on our Sustainability Goals

The word sustainability can take on different meanings depending upon the context, but here at Union Power, sustainability means delivering reliable, affordable, low-carbon electricity over an electric grid that is increasingly efficient, resilient, secure, and capable of supporting the needs of our members and communities. For decades, your needs have centered… Read More

Defining a Brighter Future for Our Members and the Community

Executive Message As we begin this new year, Union Power is pursuing efforts to build a brighter future for our members and the community we all share – a brighter future that continues our commitment to delivering reliable electricity at the lowest possible cost while also advancing responsible sustainability goals. Read More

Is Your Home Ready for Cold Weather?

While winter’s cold weather can produce higher home energy use, the good news is Union Power is committed to helping you stick to your New Year’s resolution of reducing your monthly utility bill. Here are some tips to help you save both energy and money when cold weather strikes: Seal… Read More

What Is the Top Cause of Outages?

If you answered this question by saying trees coming into contact with power lines, you would be right! Trees contribute to over half of the outage times and blinks on our system. This is why Union Power has a dedicated, year-round vegetation management program to maintain right-of-way areas to increase… Read More

Changes in Collection Procedures

January 1, 2020After nearly nine months of suspended service disconnects for non-payment, Union Power will return to routine collection procedures this month. Our goal has been and continues to be to work with members to develop reasonable payment plans and terms, so repayment does not create further hardship.  If you… Read More