Aug. 21, 2012. Rising wholesale power costs are driving the need for a rate adjustment recently approved after thorough study by the board of directors for Blue Ridge Electric Membership Corporation. Beginning in October, the average Blue Ridge Electric member using 930 kilowatt hours per month will see an additional $2.70 on their monthly electric bill. It is a 2.5 percent overall rate adjustment.
July 12, 2012. Blue Ridge Electric Membership Corporation is warning members about a scam in which residents are told that President Obama will help pay energy bills under a special federal program if they provide personal information, such as a bank routing number or their Social Security number.