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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.
Respecting the Power of Electricity
Electricity provides us with many comforts and conveniences. Every day, we use refrigerators, TV’s, VCR’s, stereos, microwave ovens, home computers and many other appliances. Like other forms of energy, electricity must be treated with respect.
While electricity provides us with many luxuries in the home, it also has the potential to cause harm. Ensuring that your home complies with the following safety checklist can prevent many potential dangers of electricity.
- Electric outlets are not overloaded with lots of plugs
- Electric cords are in good condition
- Electric cords do not run under rugs or furniture legs near hot appliances
- Carry appliances by the handle and not the cord
- There is a fire extinguisher in the house and that you know how to use it
- Safety caps are on outlets that children can reach
- Small appliances are turned off and/or unplugged when leaving your house
- Cords should not be nailed or stapled to a wall, baseboard or any other object