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Originally published: 2014-01-23 15:03:59
Last modified: 2014-01-23 15:03:59

Blue Ridge Electric reduces February rates

by Staff Reports

To help members with winter electric bills, the Board of Directors of Blue Ridge Electric Membership Corporation recently approved a temporary rate reduction for all members on February bills.


The typical member using 1,000 kilowatt hours of electricity monthly will see a $9 reduction. Overall, this reduction will save members of Blue Ridge Electric more than $1 million.

           

The reduction is possible due to lower than expected wholesale power costs and higher than expected electricity sales as a result of colder than normal weather in recent months. The reduction comes during a month that reflects higher usage -- and therefore bill costs -- due to winter heating, lighting and other factors. Members will receive a $9 reduction for every 1,000 kilowatt hours of electricity used.          

          

Members wanting more information about the cooperative's free energy efficiency saving tools and tips can visit  http://www.BlueRidgeEMC.com.

 

Blue Ridge Electric serves some 74,000 members in Caldwell, Watauga, Ashe, Alleghany, Avery, Wilkes and Alexander counties.