Since the beginning of COVID-19, Blue Ridge Energy made the decision to suspend disconnects, waive late fees and offer special payment plans to assist our members and customers during this difficult time. While the decision had already been made to extend these special circumstances, Gov. Cooper also issued a new Executive Order 142 on May 30. We encourage everyone (including Flexpay members) to continue paying your energy bill to avoid a large balance at the end of this crisis. Call us at 1-800-451-5474 to set up a special payment plan or ask us about crisis assistance from the In This Together Relief Fund.

Are We Safe?

Are we safe?

This is a broad question that could elicit many answers. Let’s narrow this topic down to something you might not have thought about. Are you safe from cyber-terrorism?

On this month’s episode of Unplugged, we sat down with Director of Information Technology, Tanner Greer. Cyber-terrorism is a threat that every electric utility in America should address. Tanner discusses just how challenging this task has become and what Blue Ridge Energy leaders are doing to protect 77,000 members.

If you haven’t listened to this month’s podcast episode yet, click this link and hit the play button for the episode "Cyber-Terrorism and Our Grid": https://www.blueridgeenergy.com/news-center/unplugged-podcast

Let us know what you think. Is this threat to our electric grid something you had thought about before?