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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, 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.
Commercial Rate Schedules
2.1 GS - General Service (GS-1, GS-2, GS-3, GS-7, GS3-3): Available to commercial and general service members for full-time permanent service or for temporary construction of facilities that do not exceed 25 kW in demand.
2.1.1 - General Service Net Metering Rate for General Service Member-Owned Renewable Generation Systems up to 25 kW: Available to members otherwise served on Schedule GS, where a member-owned renewable energy generation system with a nameplate rating up to 25 kW is installed.
2.2 GSSC - General Service Small Commercial (GSSC3-3, GSSC3-7, GSSC-3): Available to small commercial, industrial, and general service consumers with a capacity requirement of 25 kW to 1,000 kW. (Same rate as 3.1 Large Power)
2.3 Schedule GST - General Service Time-Of-Use Service (Closed to New Accounts as of 6/25/98): Available on a voluntary basis to general service, commercial, and manufacturing members for full-time permanent service.
3.1 LP - Large Power (LP-3, LP-4, LP1-4): Available to commercial, industrial, and general service consumers with a capacity requirement of 25 to 1,000 kW.
3.5 Schedule I - Industrial Service (INDSV-4, INDSV-P): Available to manufacturing and commercial consumers where the maximum monthly demands average at least 1,000 kW over the most recent twelve months or the annual energy requirements are at least 6,000,000 kWh.
3.6 Schedule GZP - Growth Zone Pricing (GZP-3, GZP-4): Available to commercial or industrial customers for three phase electric service with maximum load requirement of 75 kW or greater to new facilities located in a Cooperative designated growth zone.
3.7 Schedule IEDT – Industrial Economic Development Textile (IEDT-8): Available to textile manufacturing consumers where the monthly demand averages at least 7,000 kW over the most recent twelve months or the annual energy requirements are at least 55,000,000 kWh.
4.3 Schedule IT – Industrial Service Transmission (Closed to New Accounts as of 7/26/12): Available only to full-time permanent members served directly from our transmission system. Transmission system includes 44 kV and above. The Cooperative reserves the right to decide when transmission service is required.
Additional Rates Schedules and Riders
6.1 OL - Outdoor Lighting Service: Available for dusk to dawn outdoor lighting service to all members where the Cooperative’s distribution facilities are located. Not available for part-time or seasonal operation of luminaries.
8.1 WPCA-1 - Wholesale Power Cost Adjustment Clause: Applicable to All Schedules except Schedule A.
8.4 NC GreenPower Program, Rider GP-1: Available on a voluntary basis in conjunction with any of the Cooperative’s schedules for a consumer who contracts with the Cooperative for a block or blocks of electricity produced from Renewable Resources provided through the NC GreenPower Program.
8.5 NC GreenPower Program Rider REN-1: Available on a voluntary basis in conjunction with any of the Cooperative’s schedules for a consumer who contracts with the Cooperative for minimum of 100 blocks of electricity produced from Renewable Resources provided through the NC GreenPower Program.
8.6 Rider NB – Net Billing Rider for Member Owned Renewable Generation Systems Less Than 100 kW: Available to residential or commercial members with a small generation system that has been approved for interconnection; and receive concurrent service from the Cooperative's residential or commercial rate schedules.
8.7 Rider NM – Net Metering Rider for Member Owned Renewable Generation Systems Less Than 25 kW (Closed to New Installations as of 4/30/15): Available to residential or commercial members with a small generation system that has been approved for interconnection; and receive concurrent service from the Cooperative's residential or commercial rate schedules.
8.8 Schedule REPS-1 - Renewable Energy Portfolio Standard Rider: Service under this rider is applicable to all retail consumers of the Cooperative for the recovery of the Cooperative's incremental costs associated with meeting their Renewable Energy Standard Portfolio (REPS) pursuant to North Carolina General Statute 62-133.8 and NCUC Rule R8-67.
8.9 Schedule CSPP-1 - Cogenerators and Independent Power Producers Rate: The output of cogeneration and independent power production facilities less than 1,000 kW that qualify under the Cooperative’s cogeneration and independent power production program.
9.0 Rider PS-1 - Powershare Nonresidential Load Curtailment: Available on a voluntary basis to nonresidential members receiving concurrent service from the Cooperative on any demand billed rate schedule.
9.1 Rider CSPS-1 - Community Solar Panel Subscription: Available on a voluntary basis to all residential and non-demand general service members receiving concurrent service from the Cooperative on one of the following rate schedules: R, RE, RC, R-NM, GS, GS-NM. This Rider will be on a first come first served basis subject to subscription availability.Under this Rider, the member can subscribe to the electric output of one or more panels located in the Cooperative’s community solar gardens.