Utility Post Are Not Bulletin Boards

People often claim these signs are a nuisance and a community eyesore, but it’s not necessarily the signs themselves that are the real problem – it’s the tacks, nails or staples that are used to affix the signs. Utility poles contain electrical wires, and people can be seriously injured while attaching signs to utility poles. […]

Children & Electrical Safety

Teaching electrical safety to children is an ongoing program at Union Power Cooperative. Each year, we talk to thousands of school children across our service area and teach them how electricity is wonderful to have in our lives but that it can also be dangerous. When talking to your kids about electrical safety, keep these […]

Call Before You Dig

Play it Safe When Planting This Spring Springtime is the perfect time to tackle your outdoor improvement plans you’ve been dreaming about all winter. But if your planned projects include digging, like planting a tree or digging near underground transformers, Union Power urges you to call the NC One Call Center by dialing 811 so […]

Plug-in NC Offers Rebate on Nissan LEAF Purchases

Plug-in NC, a program of Raleigh-based Advanced Energy, has extended its fleet incentive to all North Carolina residents purchasing a new Nissan LEAF. The offer was initiated December 15, 2016, and has been extended through the end of March 2017. Nissan is currently offering a $4,000 retail incentive, but under the Plug-in NC program, North […]

New Substation Energized in Western Union County

There’s a new buzz in Western Union County. Sitting on the corner of Chestnut Lane and Matthews-Weddington Road, Union Power Cooperative’s 24th substation, deemed Chestnut, is now energized and fully operational.  With 39 acres bought in 2014, and permits acquired, construction on the new substation began last spring. While initially serving 1,550 members, this new […]