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 until August, Gov. Cooper issued a new Executive Order 142 on May 30 outlining the same timeline. 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.

500 gallon Propane Tanks

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500 gallon propane tanks can be buried underground or live above the ground. Some would rather not have to look at it. Others would rather not have their yard excavated. In fact, to bury the tank requires a 12 foot long and 5 foot deep trench. However, once it’s down there, you can plant grass or bushes above it. The added curb appeal might actually improve the value of your home

The installation costs for an underground propane tank installation costs are considerably higher than above ground models. It requires trained professionals to dig up your yard, plant the tank on a firm foundation, and backhoe a smooth fill on top of the gas tank.

But the refill and maintenance costs are the same for both once installed.