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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.
Electric Reliability Project Benefitting 6,000 to be Energized Friday Night: Blue Ridge Energy Makes Members Aware of Plans
Energizing the final stages of a major reliability project to benefit over 6,000 Blue Ridge Energy members in the Blowing Rock and Aho communities of Watauga County may cause momentary interruption of electricity for some members late Thursday and Friday nights.
As final work is conducted, electric service could be interrupted from just a few minutes to up to two hours starting at midnight Friday to approximately 2 a.m. Saturday. Additionally, some members may experience momentary “blinks” from midnight Thursday until 2 a.m. Friday during preparation for steps of energizing lines and systems Friday night.
Members are asked to please be aware that in case of severe weather or other factors beyond the cooperative’s control, the project could be delayed. Members would be notified if this occurs.
“This is a major project to improve reliability and meet the needs of southern Watauga County,” said John Coffey, Chief Operating Officer of Blue Ridge Energy. “We appreciate our member’s patience as we work quickly and safely on the final steps of this important reliability project.”
This week, Blue Ridge Energy is calling members who may be affected with an automated voice message.
Blue Ridge Energy serves some 74,000 members in Watauga, Caldwell, Ashe and Alleghany counties as well as parts of Avery, Alexander and Wilkes counties. Learn more at www.BlueRidgeEnergy.com.