Blue Ridge Electric Coop

Blue Ridge Electric Coop is an electricity cooperative headquartered in Pickens, South Carolina and supplying power to customers in 4 counties in South Carolina. There are 67,589 customers who are receiving service from the provider. These customer accounts are made up of 92.15% residential customer accounts, 7.81% commercial properties and 0.04% industrial customers. Customers of Blue Ridge Electric Coop spend, on average, 15.27 cents per kilowatt hour for their residential electricity. Sadly for their customers, this rate is above both the state and the national average rates of 12.76 and 13.45 cents per kilowatt hour, respectively. The company had sales of 1,050,089 megawatt hours in 2020 sold to end users. Of the megawatt hours they sourced, 1,120,537 megawatt hours were obtained on the wholesale electricity market. The total revenue for the company in 2020 from electricity sales was $151,564,300, with $146,566,900 from retail sales to end users.

About Blue Ridge Electric Coop

The state average monthly residential electricity bill is $140.03, while the Blue Ridge Electric Coop average is 11.63% more at $154.02 per month. Blue Ridge Electric Coop is the 34th ranked supplier in the state for average monthly bill amount. The provider currently does not generate any of the electricity that they sell. Instead, they must purchase that electricity at wholesale rates and then resell it to end consumers. The production of megawatt hours recently sold by the company had CO2 pollution amounts that were 15,210,687.24 kilograms (3.18%) below the levels from the previous 12 months.

Blue Ridge Electric Coop Net Metering

Fortunately, Blue Ridge Electric Coop offers net metering options to their customers. This is a positive for any consumer potentially purchasing solar panels, as net metering allows them to sell their excess wattage back to their electricity company.

Energy Loss

Electricity providers routinely submit reports on energy lost through heat dissipation and other causes to government agencies who track infrastructure efficiencies. Blue Ridge Electric Coop recently reported a loss of 6.29% of the total electricity generation amount. The state of South Carolina has an energy loss average of 2.76% and the national average is 2.76%, giving Blue Ridge Electric Coop a rank of 3rd worst out of 31 suppliers 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 March.

Historical Electric Rates:

Price Per kWHAverage Bill$0.157/kWh$0.149/kWh$159.16/mo.$150.25/mo.
1393rd15.27¢Blue Ridge Electric Coop's Average residential price per kWh
1410th$154.02Average monthly electric 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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Quick Facts About Blue Ridge Electric Coop

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Blue Ridge Electric Coop emits 463,775,159.96 kilograms of CO2 from megawatt hours sold, which makes it the 12th worst polluting provider in South Carolina out of 31.

Energy Loss

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

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Total Energy Loss


219 National Rank

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Blue Ridge Electric Coop State Coverage

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South Carolina67,589146,566,90012100%

Blue Ridge Electric Coop County Coverage

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Anderson County202,558212.25$128.31/mo
Greenville County523,542412.40$123.56/mo
Oconee County79,546313.18$136.25/mo
Pickens County126,884313.06$133.35/mo

Cities Blue Ridge Electric Coop Has Coverage

  • Central, SC
  • Clemson, SC
  • Easley, SC
  • Greer, SC
  • Liberty, SC
  • Norris, SC
  • Pendleton, SC
  • Pickens, SC
  • Salem, SC
  • Seneca, SC
  • Six Mile, SC
  • Walhalla, 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 many counties does Blue Ridge Electric Coop sell electricity to?

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

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

Currently, the average monthly electric bill for customers of Blue Ridge Electric Coop is $154.02. The South Carolina average bill is $140.03 and the US average is $140.03.

What is the phone number for Blue Ridge Electric Coop?

You can reach Blue Ridge Electric Coop by phone via (800) 240-3400.

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

Consumers of Blue Ridge Electric Coop, on average, have an electricity rate 15.27 cents per kilowatt hour (¢/kWh).

What cities does Blue Ridge Electric Coop offer service in?

Blue Ridge Electric Coop serves electricity in 14 cities throughout the nation.

Who is the CEO of Blue Ridge Electric Coop?

Jim Lovinggood is the CEO of Blue Ridge Electric Coop.

Last Reviewed By: Alex Zdanov
Published: 2021-03-16Last Updated: 2021-08-25