Since the beginning of COVID-19, Blue Ridge Energy has worked to assist our members during this difficult time. With the expiration of Gov. Cooper's Executive Orders 124 and 142, Blue Ridge remains committed in our efforts by continuing to suspend disconnects and waiving penalty and late fees for electric members until October. However, we encourage everyone with a past due balance (including Flexpay members) to call us by August 31 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.

Youth and Leadership
Development Programs

An important part of our commitment to our communities, Blue Ridge Energy is proud to offer several opportunities for high school sophomores, juniors, and seniors within Northwest North Carolina.

The Washington Youth Tour

Each June, Blue Ridge Energy sends up to four students to Washington, DC for an all-expense paid, week-long trip called Washington Youth Tour.

Blue Ridge students will travel with other North Carolina students and meet Youth Tour participants from all over the United States. In Washington, students visit historic sights they have studied in school, learn about rural electrification, see their government in action, meet North Carolina elected officials, and have an opportunity to compete for three college scholarships worth up to $7,000, and more national trips. Several Blue Ridge Energy sponsored students have won $2,000 college scholarships during the Youth Tour. 

Blue Ridge Energy is seeking students who will represent Blue Ridge Energy well. Students interested in public speaking or leading change have benefited the most from the Youth Tour experience. In addition to being a lot of fun, the Washington Youth Tour is an excellent leadership opportunity for any young man or women. Apply here

Announcing the 2020 Washington Youth Tour Winners:

  • Hazel Pasley — Alleghany County
  • Aubreana Lovell — Ashe County
  • Mehreen Ahmed  — Caldwell County
  • Jackson Martin — Watauga County

Take a moment to check out these leadership opportunities by visiting the websites below.