Who We Are

Blue Ridge Electric Cooperative was organized on August 14, 1940.  Since that time, what started with 1,680 members has grown to serve more than 70,000 customers in five counties over more than 7,100 miles of power lines.  Along with providing reliable service, Blue Ridge has evolved to provide services to its members that are relevant and transformative in a changing world.  The same power lines that were built to carry electricity to the countryside are now being used to bring fiber into homes of our rural areas.  As a not-for-profit, member-owned distribution utility our employees are dedicated to quality service with a human touch. 

In the fall of 2020, Blue Ridge Co-op partnered with WCFIBER, a subsidiary of West Carolina Telephone Cooperative to form Upcountry Fiber.  The goal of this partnership is to reach all unserved or underserved communities with quality high-speed internet service.  In the fall of 2022, more than 20,000 addresses have access to fiber that connects directly to the home.  For more information on Upcountry Fiber, visit their website.


Link to Nondiscrimination, interconnection, and network management policy 8.22

Integrated Resource Plan


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.


Len Talley Mendel Stone Frank Looper
Len D. Talley, Chairman
Oconee District
Mendel Stone, Vice-Chairman
Oconee District
Franklin M. Looper Jr., Secretary
Pickens District
Will Anderson Spencer Dalton Joel Davis

Will Anderson, Treasurer
Anderson District

Spencer Dalton
Pickens District 
Joel R. Davis
Oconee District
Jimmy Lee Dodgens William Elrod Kenneth Southerlin
Jimmy Lee Dodgens
Pickens District
William G. Elrod
Pickens District
Kenneth Southerlin
Greenville/Spartanburg District