Who We Are

Who We Are

Who We Are

 

Who We Are

Blue Ridge Electric Cooperative was organized on August 14, 1940. The Cooperative started operations with 1,680 members inherited from the South Carolina Rural Electrification Authority. Blue Ridge now serves over 67,000 members over 7,100 miles of power line. The cooperative currently has 160 employees and also utilizes a number of contract crews in its line construction and maintenance programs.

As a member-owned utility, Blue Ridge places a premium on providing dependable service. Every aspect of the cooperative's operation is member-driven, as opposed to profit-driven. Substantial resources are devoted to maintaining the electrical distribution system in optimal condition. In addition, employees are dedicated to delivering reliable service in every phase of the operation. Cutting-edge technology is applied throughout the cooperative enterprise, but the human touch at Blue Ridge ensures that the member receives the highest priority. Quality service is at the heart of a cooperative organization. Blue Ridge endeavors to operate to the fullest extent possible in accordance with that philosophy.

Our mission statement reflects who we are:  Blue Ridge Electric Cooperative will operate as a competitive provider of energy services and a partner with local communities, with a focus on safety, service and integrity.

 

Board of Trustees

 

Blue Ridge Electric Cooperative is governed by a nine member Board of Trustees elected on a rotating basis at the Annual Meeting of Members.

Spencer Dalton

Spencer Dalton, Chairman
Pickens District

 

Mendel Stone

Mendel Stone, Treasurer
Oconee District

 

Jimmy Lee Dodgens

Jimmy Lee Dodgens
Pickens District

 

Len D. Talley

Len D. Talley, Vice-Chairman
Oconee District

 

Ben G. Bolt

Ben G. Bolt
Anderson District

 

William G. Elrod

William G. Elrod
Pickens District

 

Franklin D. Looper, Jr.

Franklin M. Looper, Jr., Secretary
Pickens District

 

Joel R. Davis

Joel R. Davis
Oconee District

 

Kenneth Southerlin

Kenneth Southerlin
Greenville/Spartanburg District