Know what’s below- Call 811 before you dig.

Spring is an optimal time of year for landscaping. Perhaps you’re planting trees or shrubs or even planning to build a new deck. If any of your spring projects require digging–remember to dial 811 first. Think Safety First! Underground utilities such as buried gas, water, and electric lines, can be a shovel thrust away from turning […]

#ThankaLineman on Lineman Appreciation Day!

Electricity travels along a network of wires and poles to power our homes and businesses. Most of the time this is a seamless journey, but occasionally the path of electricity is disrupted by obstacles like fallen tree branches, animals or an equipment malfunction—and linemen restore that connection no matter the weather or time of day. […]

Educators: Apply now to fund your Bright Ideas!

Do you have an idea for an innovative classroom project? Union Power Cooperative is accepting applications for Bright Ideas education grants for the 2018-19 school year. Teachers in K-12 classrooms with creative ideas for hands-on learning projects are encouraged to apply for a grant up to $2,000. As a member-owned cooperative, Union Power is committed […]

Union Power’s 2017 Youth Tourist Receives Notable Scholarship

Emily Eget of Porter Ridge High School in Union County was recently awarded the 2018 Gwyn B. Price Scholarship by North Carolina’s Electric Cooperatives. She will receive $2,500 towards her college education. The 2017 Youth Tourist founded her school’s senior mentor’s initiative and served as president of governmental studies club. She is also a student […]