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It’s Electric!

National drive electric week is here! During the week of Sep. 23 – Oct. 2, we encourage you to take 10 minutes out of your day to look into an electric vehicle and become educated on the benefits it could have to you! You can visit our Electric Vehicle Page… Read More

Staying Prepared in Our Peak of Hurricane Season

Hurricane season here in North Carolina spans across almost three months. With entering September, we have reached the peak of the season. From the past, we know that just because we may not be on the coast a hurricane can have a huge impact in the piedmont region. As our… Read More

Keep Food Safe When the Power Goes Out

Severe winds, lightning, and even squirrels can temporarily cause the power to go out. Power outages can be frustrating, especially when your fridge is stocked with perishable foods. Extended power outages are rare, but when they occur, it’s important to understand food safety measures to avoid illness. Food safety tips… Read More

EV Expectations Vs. Reality

When thinking about an electric vehicle, also known as an EV, a thought that might come to mind for most people is intimidation of the unknown. As the world of technology evolves daily, there is more conversation about EVs. However, with lots of interest in EVs, there come questions, concerns,… Read More

The Experience of a Lifetime – Summer Basketball Camp Scholarships

Thanks to the co-op’s Touchstone Energy Sports Camp Scholarship program, Union Power Cooperative is proud to announce that Neeya Patel, of Piedmont Middle School, and Emmanuel Ubaldo Aguilera of Mount Pleasant Middle School were awarded scholarships this past June. Neeya attended the Wolfpack Women’s camp from June 19-22 at NC… Read More

Tips on Saving Money with Water Heating

Whether it is spending a few extra minutes in the shower daily, leaving the water running while washing dishes, or washing clothes in hot water, many of us could benefit from learning how to improve our water consumption habits. Over time, these habits add up, so it is no surprise… Read More

Save a Life: Avoid Distractions While Driving

While driving, we typically hear that “ding” on our phone, alerting us to a text or call coming through, and we sometimes feel the urgent need to check it. Of course, we know we shouldn’t, but we reason that we’re going to make an exception––just this once.   So, why do… Read More

Assess Your Home’s Energy Use and Maximize Your Savings

Looking to take advantage of ways to save money on your electricity bill? Union Power Cooperative offers a variety of online features, tips, and tools to help you understand and manage your energy use, pinpoint issues, and develop solutions to make energy-saving home improvements. One of these calculators is the… Read More

Notification and Assignment of Capital Credits for 2021

This is to certify that by virtue of its having received revenues in excess of expenses for the year ended December 31, 2021, each member of the cooperative during the year 2021 has been credited on the books of the Cooperative, at its principal office in Monroe, with having furnished… Read More

Investing in a Brighter Future for Local Students

Each year, Union Power works to support and strengthen the areas we serve while building a brighter future for our members. We do this through educational programs such as Bright Ideas, Touchstone Energy Sports Camp Scholarships, College Scholarships, and other community-focused efforts. This year, we awarded a one-time $1,000 scholarship… Read More