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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.
Blue Ridge Electric Membership Corporation Director Elections, Annual Membership Meeting
Blue Ridge Electric Membership Corporation’s election for four seats on the Board of Directors is now open through June 19. Director election kits, which were sent to members on May 29, include a proxy and directions for voting by mail or online as well as biographical information on candidates for the four open seats: one each in Caldwell, Watauga, Ashe and Alleghany district.
Blue Ridge members may vote for one candidate in each district as all Board members represent the entire membership. Director elections give members an easy way to participate in their cooperative. All votes must be received by 5 pm, June 19.
The cooperative’s annual membership meeting will be held Thursday, June 27, at 4 pm in the cooperative’s corporate office at 1216 Blowing Rock Blvd, Lenoir. Business reports delivered at the annual meeting from key board and staff members will also be shared online on the cooperative’s website and social media. Results from the director election will also be announced.
Members also received annual meeting and director election information in their May issue of Carolina Country which contains the member newsletter, Membership Matters, and other local member information on the cover of the magazine. Information is also available on the cooperative’s website at www.BlueRidgeEnergy.com.
Under the market name of Blue Ridge Energy, Blue Ridge Electric Membership Corporation serves some 76,000 electric cooperative members in northwest North Carolina. Blue Ridge Energy’s Propane and Fuels subsidiary provides residential and commercial propane, fuels and related hearth and outdoor living products in each local district office showroom. Blue Ridge Energy also offers energy efficiency programs, community solar options and innovative energy solutions. More information about Blue Ridge Energy can be found at www.BlueRidgeEnergy.com.