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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.
Electrical generators are not just something you buy and never use. In many parts of the country, frequent power outages are a common occurrence. In Florida and other Gulf Coast states, severe thunderstorms routinely knock power out. And that doesn’t count the days before and after a hurricane hits. In the northeast, snow and ice storms can wreak havoc on power lines anywhere from early storms in October all the way through late spring storms in April. Even just several days of heavy rain can soften the ground to the point where tall pine trees fall, snapping power lines on their way crashing down to the ground.
Think electrical generators are out of your price range? Think again. Not only are they affordable, but you really can’t afford not to own one. Sure, often power outages only last a short time, a couple of hours at the most. But sometimes they can stretch on for weeks. When the outages back up, the power company can only get to so many neighborhoods in a day. Hotel, restaurant and loss of wages can pile up in a hurry. And even when you return home after power is restored, you still have to replace spoiled food. But with an electrical generator, your life will not have the major interruption and you can keep on keeping on.