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.

E-voting

Due to COVID-19 health conerns, Blue Ridge has made plans for an alternative process to hold its 2020 Annual Meeting remotely. Participation information was mailed to all members in the June Carolina Country. The date and time for the 2020 Annual Meeting of Blue Ridge Electric Membership Corporation remains Thursday, June 25, 2020 at 4 PM through remote participation and special ballot collection procedures.

Members were mailed a director elections kit in late May and can ensure their participation in the Blue Ridge director election process by promptly signing and returning their Proxy or completing an electronic Proxy by accessing the link https://www.directvote.net/bremc/. The full web link is required for voting security purposes. Failure to complete this Proxy as instructed may invalidate your vote. If, as of the record date established in Section 2.01 of the Cooperative’s Bylaws, you are not a Member of Blue Ridge or your membership is in a status of suspension, your vote will not be counted.