At Blue Ridge Electric Cooperative, we have a strong awareness of our area climate’s ups and downs. We recognize that residential members’ electric bills are mostly weather-driven. Energy consumption is generally higher—usually noticeably so—in the “winter” months (December through March) and the “summer” months (June through September). During what we call the “shoulder months” (April-May and October-November), household power use usually drops off quite a bit.
The cooperative has a voluntary program that can prove helpful to managing family finances. We call it Budget Billing.
Budget Billing was introduced just last year and enables a member to pay the same amount each month, based on the average of your previous year’s usage. Members have demonstrated their approval of Budge Billing by signing up for it in impressive numbers.
Budget Billing is FREE and offers a great way to plan your monthly budget more easily with predictable monthly power bills. If your budget will benefit from this billing option, and you are interested to see if you qualify, please stop by one of our convenient office locations or call our Member Services Center at 800-240-3400.