Videos about Central Electric

  •   Operation Round Up celebrates giving back $1 million in grants to local non-profits
    Since its inception in 2013, Operation Round Up has been a source of funding for countless non-profit organizations across our local communities. The volunteer donation program, fueled by the generosity of our members, has now reached a significant milestone - giving back over $1 million in grants to support local initiatives and projects. Operation Round Up embodies the spirit of cooperation and community support. Our members have collectively made a tremendous impact on the lives of those in need. Every cent contributed goes directly towards funding grants for charitable organizations, community improvement projects, and educational initiatives. Over the years, the program has funded a wide range of projects, from providing essential services to vulnerable populations to supporting local schools and youth programs. As we celebrate this milestone of $1 million in grants given back, we extend our heartfelt gratitude to every member who has participated in the program. Your generosity has touched countless lives and made our communities stronger, more vibrant, and more resilient. Together, we have shown that even the smallest contributions can add up to create significant change. Thank you for being a part of Operation Round Up and for helping us reach this incredible milestone. Here’s to many more years of giving back and making a difference, one donation at a time.
  •   Boys & Girls Club
    We are thankful for our community and for organizations like the Boys & Girls Clubs of Central Carolina for all they do in helping pave a bright future for the youth in our community. Thank you so much for having us and letting us come be a part of your thanksgiving meals. It was an honor to help provide the meals and come serve you all. THANK YOU to the staff…the clubbers…and their families for being so hospitable and most importantly for what you all mean to the community.
  •   Pole Top Rescue
    A shout out to our very own Lineman, Cameron Bennett, who competed in the 2023 Pole Top Rescue competition held in October at Nash Community College. Cameron competed against 24 other electric cooperative lineworkers from across the state. During the competition, each lineworker executed a rescue scenario of retrieving an unconscious coworker from atop a utility pole. Each competitor, dressed in full climbing gear of up to 20 pounds, is judged on their swiftness and proficiency in radioing for help, scaling 20 feet up a utility pole, lowering a weighted mannequin and beginning CPR. Behind every service call is a lineworker who has completed rigorous training. This competition tests both the safety and rescue skills that these workers have learned and perfected. We appreciate Cameron and all of our lineworkers!
  •   Annual Meeting 2023
    Each year, Central Electric holds the Annual Meeting of the Members on the first Friday in October. In case you’ve never participated, the Annual Meeting is where members learn about the cooperative's business from the previous year and gets a complete update on how their money was spent. In case you couldn't be with us during the Annual Meeting live stream, hear an update on the cooperative, as well as find out the winners of the $250 gift cards and the Annual Meeting scholarship random drawings!
  •   Bright Ideas grants to help boost classrooms!
    Each year, Central Electric awards $15,000 in education grants to teachers across our community. These grants are provided to teachers with innovative classroom projects who are going above and beyond for their for students. Educators in K-12 classrooms are encouraged to apply for a grant up to $2,000. Grants are available for all subjects and teachers can apply individually or as a team. For more information or to submit an application, visit
  •   Habitat for Humanity Service Project
    Concern for Community is part of the heart and soul of the co-op. Our mission goes beyond powering the lives of our members, we want to make our communities a better place for all. Take a peek at a video of our recent community service project where we helped out the Sanford Habitat for Humanity.
  •   Thanksgiving community service project
    Thanksgiving is about being thankful for what we are blessed with and giving back to those in our community who may be without. Leading up to Thanksgiving, we offered a helping hand to the great folks at the West Chatham Food Pantry in Siler City. We provided entire thanksgiving meals to 50 families in need across Chatham County. A special thank you to all the volunteers at the West Chatham Food Pantry. They were a pleasure to work with and it was a honor to help them serve members of our community.
  •   Cooperative Leadership Camp
    Each summer, Central Electric sponsors youth to attend Cooperative Leadership Camp at Camp Monroe. Check out the ins-and-outs of a week at camp, as well as meet Brett, Madelyn and Nicole who represented Central at camp this summer.
  •   CEMC Military Service Project
    Central recently had the opportunity to serve individuals in our community who deserve recognition for the ongoing sacrifices they continually make: members of our military. Partnering with the Sandhills Area United Service Organizations (USO), Harnett County Partnership for Children and Life Springs Church, the co-op organized an effort to provide care packages for our local military families. Consisting of goodies for a “movie night,” along with care items from other organizations, the goal of the project was to provide an opportunity for our military families to relax and enjoy some time together.
  •   Sanford Outreach Mission ramp project
    Concern for Community is part of the heart and soul of the co-op. Our mission goes beyond powering the lives of our members, we want to make our communities a better place for all. Take a peek at a video of our recent community service project where we built ramps for Sanford Outreach Mission.
  •   See what YOU get as a member of Central Electric
    Check out all the great benefits of being a member-owner of Central Electric!
  •   Empowering our communities
    Central Electric gives back to our communities through education grants and scholarships that EMPOWER our teachers and students to succeed.
  •   Apply for a Touchstone Energy Sports Camp Scholarship!
    Learn basketball, team building and leadership skills from top coaches in our area
  •   Whatever it Takes
    When Mother Nature rears her ugly head, the co-op is ready to do "whatever it takes" to get the power back on. Take a look at what our crews faced in the aftermath of Hurricane Florence as well as a behind the scenes look at what it takes to get our communities back on line after a major storm.
  •   Central hosts local teacher as Kenan Fellow
    This summer, Central Electric partnered with the Kenan Fellows Program for Teacher Leadership at NC State University and N.C.'s Electric Cooperatives to host a local educator as a 2018 Kenan Fellow. Daria Fredrick, a career technology teacher at Bragg Street Academy in Sanford, spent the summer at Central Electric learning the "in's and out's" of the electric cooperative world.
  •   Energy-efficient loans and rebates
    The cooperative has numerous energy-efficiency loans and rebates available for its members, including a rebate for installing high-efficiency heat pumps and a loan up to $10,500 to help make energy-efficient upgrades to your home. That's right, with qualified credit you can finance heat pumps (15 SEER or higher), insulation and storm windows for your home.
  •   Transmission Rebuild Project
    Central Electric recently wrapped up a major project that involved replacing over five miles of transmission line. Check out this video to see what the project entailed and how it will improve system reliability well into the future.
  •   The power of Co-op membership
    Central Electric is a proud Touchstone Energy partner
  •   Electric vehicle Q&A
    Have questions about electric vehicles? Check out this video produced by Advanced Energy to get answers to some commonly asked questions.
  •   Beware of Scam Artists
    Watch Out for Scam Artists
  •   How CEMC Restores Power
    Learn how Central restores power in four simple steps!
  •   Water Heater Maintenance Program
    Are you signed up?
  •   NC Electric Cooperative Youth Tour
    The Electric Cooperative Youth Tour is a great experience!
  •   How many linemen does it take to change a pole?
    As many as it takes to maintain safe and reliable electricity!
  •   Generator Safety!!
    Know how to use a generator properly.
  •   CCCC Student Shares How Scholarship Impacted Her
    See how the CEMC College Scholarship makes a difference
  •   ORU Helps CORA Food Pantry
    See how our members are impacting Chatham County
  •   Storm Preparedness
    Are You Storm Ready?
  •   ORU Makes A Difference
    ORU Helps People in Central NC
  •   What is an energy audit?
    Find out what to expect during an energy audit.
  •   Operation Round Up Benefits Community
    Here's a look at what Operation Round Up Is Doing at Other Cooperatives
  •   Operation Round Up In Action
    See ORU in Action
  •   ORU Makes A Difference
    ORU is making a huge difference in the lives of cooperative members across the country
  •   Touchstone Energy Cooperatives
    Want to know more about the history of Cooperatives. Watch this video!