Blue Ridge Electric Coop

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About Blue Ridge Electric Coop

Blue Ridge Electric Coop provides electricity for 9 cities in the state including cities like Easley, Powdersville CDP, Seneca, Welcome CDP, and Central. The company is an electricity cooperative. A total of 70,160 customers (92.44% residential customers, 7.48% commercial customers and 0.08% industrial properties) are provided electricity by the company. Consumers of Blue Ridge Electric Coop are billed an average residential electricity price of 16.94 cents per kilowatt hour, which is 22.98% above South Carolina's average rate of 13.78 cents. Of the 1,205,850 megawatt hours the provider sold and dispossessed, 92.78% were from sales to end users. The electricity they sourced consisted of megawatt hours that they purchased by way of the wholesale electricity market. They purchased 1,205,850 megawatt hours on the wholesale market. In 2022, they made a total of $176,203,100 from business activities relating to the sale and transfer of electricity. They had 97.03% of their revenue coming from retail sales to end users.

The average residential power bill for a consumer of Blue Ridge Electric Coop is $170.31 per month. The company currently does not produce their own electricity. Instead, they must purchase that electricity at wholesale rates and then resell it to end users.

Blue Ridge Electric Coop Net Metering

Offering net metering to consumers is a win-win situation for Blue Ridge Electric Coop and individuals who get their electricity from the company. This makes it easier for people who are interested to install solar and other alternative electricity options as they have the ability to sell unused kilowatt hours back into the grid.

Energy Loss

Energy loss is just part of the process when dealing with electricity transmission. Blue Ridge Electric Coop currently averages a loss of approximately 7.22% of the total electricity they produce. This percentage of electricity lost earns them a rank of 31st best out of 46 providers who report energy loss in the state.

Blue Ridge Electric Coop Rate & Electric Bills

Blue Ridge Electric Coop residential electric rates are highest in January and the highest average bill is in February.

Historical Electricity Rates:

Price Per kWhAverage Bill$0.169/kWh$0.149/kWh$170.31/mo.$150.25/mo.
2637th16.94¢Blue Ridge Electric Coop's Average residential price per kWh
2634th$170.31Average monthly electricity bill for Blue Ridge Electric Coop's residential customers

Blue Ridge Electric Coop Overview

  • Company Type:Cooperative
  • Headquarters:734 West Main Street
    Pickens, South Carolina 29671
    United States of America
  • CEO:Jim Lovinggood

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Energy Loss

Blue Ridge Electric Coop's energy loss due to business operations.


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1269 National Rank

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Blue Ridge Electric Coop State Coverage

StateCustomersSales ($)State Rank Based On Revenue% of Provider's Residential Sales in State
South Carolina70,160170,978,3009100%

Blue Ridge Electric Coop County Coverage

CountyPopulationProvidersAvg. County Rate (¢)Avg. Electric Bill
Anderson County209,581313.11$133.39/mo
Greenville County547,950412.91$131.76/mo
Oconee County80,180414.53$146.55/mo
Pickens County133,462313.78$139.40/mo

Cities Blue Ridge Electric Coop Has Coverage

  • Central, SC
  • Easley, SC
  • Norris, SC
  • Pickens, SC
  • Salem, SC
  • Seneca, SC
  • Six Mile, SC
  • West Union, SC
  • Westminster, SC

* City coverage generated based on government data. Always verify you can get service from the provider.

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Blue Ridge Electric Coop FAQ:

How much is the average bundled bill for Blue Ridge Electric Coop customers each month?

Customers of Blue Ridge Electric Coop pay, on average, a monthly bundled bill of $170.31.

What is the phone number for Blue Ridge Electric Coop?

The Blue Ridge Electric Coop phone number is (800) 240-3400.

What is the average bundled electricity rate for Blue Ridge Electric Coop customers?

Blue Ridge Electric Coop's current average bundled electricity rate is 16.94 cents per kilowatt hour (¢/kWh), compared to the average South Carolina bundled rate of 13.78 cents and the average national rate of 15.61 cents.

How many counties does Blue Ridge Electric Coop sell electricity in?

There are 4 counties that receive at least some electricity coverage by Blue Ridge Electric Coop including South Carolina.

Who is the CEO of Blue Ridge Electric Coop?

Jim Lovinggood is the CEO of Blue Ridge Electric Coop.

What cities does Blue Ridge Electric Coop have customers in to?

Blue Ridge Electric Coop serves electricity to 9 cities.

Alex Zdanov
Last Reviewed By: Alex Zdanov
Published: 2022-09-27