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For your convenience fees are outlined below.


APPLICATION FEES
Membership Fee $5.00

This fee is charged each time a meter is activated and is refunded to you when you disconnect service.

Connection Fee $25.00 - $50.00

$50 if field account or service truck must travel to the location
$25 if no trip is needed (use last reading or get reading from office)

This fee is a one time non-refundable fee charged to connect or establish service by reading the meter to activate billing in your name.

Deposit As applicable
Any applicant who applies for service from Blue Ridge Electric may be required to pay a deposit to insure settlement of each account.
  • For new residential applicants, deposits will be based on results obtained from a required utilities credit check and will range from $250 - $450. If the credit check performed by the Cooperative indicates a good credit history for the applicant, a deposit may be waived.

  • For existing residential members, in-house credit is used to determine if a deposit is needed before connecting to a second location or transferring service to another location if no deposit exists on the account. This must be paid prior to connecting or transferring service.

  • Commercial deposit amounts will be reviewed by the Cooperative and the amount may vary according to the type of service desired.

Transfer Fee $25.00 - $50.00

$50 if field account or service truck must travel to the location
$25 if no trip is needed (use last reading or get reading from office)

This fee is a one time non-refundable fee that allows an existing member who is current on their bill to transfer from one location to another location on Blue Ridge lines. Any overdue balance must be paid before transfer can be done.


DELINQUENT FEES
Past Due Penalty (after 25 days) 3% or $10.00 minimum
This fee is charged if your bill is not paid by 5:00 p.m. on the due date, which is 25 days after you have been billed.
Delinquent Fee (after 40 days) $30.00
Billed if balance is unpaid by 5:00 p.m. after 40 days. At this time, the bill is now subject for disconnection for non-payment.
Reconnect Fee (trip charge) $50.00 - $150.00

$50 with an additional $100 after 5:00 p.m.

This fee is charged if electric service has been disconnected for non-payment in order to reinstate electric service. This fee must be paid, in addition to entire overdue balance, during business hours, before service can be reconnected.

Unauthorized Seal Cut Fee $100.00
Meter Tampering Fee $250.00
This fee is charged if meter has been tampered with as a means of not paying for electricity. Meter tampering can be extremely dangerous and individuals who tamper with electrical equipment often may be subject to service disconnection.
Returned Check Fee $30.00
This fee is charged if a check has been returned to Blue Ridge from your bank for insufficient funds. The customer is given five business days to make check good with cash, money order or credit card to avoid disconnection of electric service.
E-Check Returned Fee $30.00
This fee is charged if a payment made by E-check through Blue Ridge’s Online Payment internet service has been returned from your bank for insufficient funds. The customer is given five business days to make payment with cash, money order or credit card in our office or by phone. Excessive returned E-checks may prevent customer from use of online payment options.
 


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