About Us

1216 Blowing Rock Blvd., NE
P. O. Box 112
Lenoir, NC 28645-0112

Phone: (828) 758-2383
Toll Free: (800) 451-5474
Email: MyBRE@BlueRidgeEMC.com

Blue Ridge Electric Membership Corporation is a member-owned cooperative whose mission is to benefit our member-owners by providing reliable electric and energy services - delivered efficiently and with extraordinary customer care.

Blue Ridge Electric serves approximately 73,700 consumers in Caldwell, Watauga, Ashe, and Alleghany counties and parts of Wilkes, Alexander and Avery counties. We are part of the Touchstone Energy network, an alliance of 752 cooperatives in 46 states, that collectively deliver power and energy solutions to more than 40 million consumers every day.

Blue Ridge Electric is also parent to two subsidiaries:

  • Blue Ridge Energies, is a wholly-owned private, for-profit company that provides propane and heating fuels to residential and business customers from offices in Lenoir, Boone, West Jefferson, Sparta, and Independence, VA.
  • and RidgeLink, LLC, a limited liability company formed to more fully utilize the fiber optic system the cooperative has put in place for its electric system. RidgeLink is a telecommunication service currently available to business applications only.

As a member of Blue Ridge Electric, you're doing business with companies you own when you purchase from Blue Ridge Energies or RidgeLink. Profits from these subsidiaries become cost benefits for our members which helps keep your electric bill low.

As a comprehensive energy company, Blue Ridge Electric's guiding purpose is to be a major shaper of the future in our market area and to experience the joy of helping people achieve new levels of economic prosperity.


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