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Blue Ridge Energy

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About Blue Ridge Energy

Blue Ridge Energy is an electric cooperative with headquarters in Lenoir, North Carolina and serving customers in 9 counties in North Carolina including counties such as Caldwell County, Wilkes County, Watauga County, Alexander County, and Ashe County. There are 78,826 customers receiving electricity from the supplier. These customers are made up of 70,415 residential properties, 8,404 commercial customers and 7 industrial properties. The average residential electricity price for consumers of Blue Ridge Energy is roughly 15.14 cents per kilowatt hour, which is, fortunately, 3.49% below the average nationwide rate of 15.68 cents. Of the 1,201,421 megawatt hours the company sold and dispossessed, 94.06% were via retail sales. The electricity sourced by the supplier primarily came from megawatt hours that they procured via wholesale channels. They purchased 1,201,421 megawatt hours on the wholesale market. The total revenue for the company for 2022 from electricity sales was $142,227,000, with $137,716,000 from retail sales to end users.

The nationwide average monthly residential electricity bill is $135.78, while the Blue Ridge Energy average is 3.16% lower at $131.48 per month. This is the 1752nd lowest average monthly bill amount for a provider in the country. The provider currently does not produce any of the electricity that they sell. Instead, they must purchase that electricity at wholesale rates from other suppliers and then resell it to end consumers.

Blue Ridge Energy Net Metering

Blue Ridge Energy is one of 25 electric providers in North Carolina who offer net metering to their consumers. Installation of solar panels and other electricity sources is often too expensive for citizens. Net metering allows purchasers of these electricity sources to sell extra wattage back to the grid, making the installation of these alternative sources economically viable.

Energy Loss

Providers regularly submit data on energy lost through electricity transmission to government agencies who track infrastructure efficiencies. Blue Ridge Energy recently reported a loss of 0.00% of their electricity generation amount. This percentage of energy lost earns them a rank of 31st best out of 3518 providers who report energy loss in the US.

Blue Ridge Energy Rate & Electric Bills

Blue Ridge Energy residential electric rates are highest in January and the highest average bill is in October.

Historical Electricity Rates:

Price Per kWhAverage Bill$0.169/kWh$0.113/kWh$166.53/mo.$79.83/mo.
2116th15.14¢Blue Ridge Energy's Average residential price per kWh
1752nd$131.48Average monthly electricity bill for Blue Ridge Energy's residential customers

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Blue Ridge Energy Overview

  • Company Type:Cooperative
  • Headquarters:1216 Blowing Rock Boulevard
    Lenoir, North Carolina 28645
    United States of America
  • CEO:Doug Johnson

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Energy provider of the year for North Carolina, Major Provider Category
Top 3 Lowest Average Residential Monthly Bill
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Energy Loss

Blue Ridge Energy's energy loss due to business operations.


Total Energy Loss


31 National Rank

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Blue Ridge Energy State Coverage

StateCustomersSales ($)State Rank Based On Revenue% of Provider's Residential Sales in State
North Carolina78,826152,084,353.7613100%

Blue Ridge Energy County Coverage

CountyPopulationProvidersAvg. County Rate (¢)Avg. Electric Bill
Alexander County36,491312.53$134.15/mo
Alleghany County10,910315.06$131.75/mo
Ashe County26,598115.08$131.56/mo
Avery County17,747414.06$129.44/mo
Caldwell County80,492413.60$125.77/mo
Grayson County15,418315.92$167.11/mo
Johnson County17,912111.90$117.83/mo
Watauga County54,077315.06$130.95/mo
Wilkes County65,784413.92$136.89/mo

Cities Blue Ridge Energy Has Coverage

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

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Blue Ridge Energy FAQ:

Who is the CEO of Blue Ridge Energy?

The current CEO of Blue Ridge Energy is Doug Johnson.

What is the average bundled bill for Blue Ridge Energy customers each month?

Blue Ridge Energy currently has an average monthly bundled electric bill of $131.48, compared to the North Carolina average of $135.29 and the United States average of $135.29 for bundled service.

What cities does Blue Ridge Energy provider electricity to?

Blue Ridge Energy serves 11 cities in the country.

What is the phone number for Blue Ridge Energy?

Blue Ridge Energy's customer service phone number is (800) 451-5474

How many counties does Blue Ridge Energy provider electricity to?

There are 9 counties that receive at least some electricity coverage by Blue Ridge Energy.

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

Blue Ridge Energy's current average bundled electricity rate is 15.14 cents per kilowatt hour (¢/kWh), compared to the average North Carolina bundled rate of 13.44 cents and the average US rate of 15.68 cents.

Fernando García
Last Reviewed By: Fernando García
Published: 2024-05-14