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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.
Having an electricity generator can really save you a ton of cash in the long run. If you lose power for several weeks, your hotel bill can get out of hand in a hurry. Same with having to eat out at restaurants until the power returns. And that doesn’t even cover the cost of buying groceries because you had to buy all new when the food in your fridge and freezer went bad. You definitely don’t want to risk drinking spoiled milk or rotten meat.
Another out of pocket expense that you can possibly incur is busted frozen pipes. It’s hard to keep your pipes from freezing when your house is an icebox because of lack of heat. Don’t think criminals don’t prey on homes that they know are not being lived in when the power is out. And as an advantage to the burglars, without a generator, your alarm system won’t work to help deter them. As you can see, there are considerably more added expenses to a power outage than you may have initially realized. But an electricity generator can really save you a bundle.