Blue Ridge Power Agency ("Blue Ridge") is a non-profit corporation established in 1988 under the laws of the Commonwealth of Virginia and falls under Section 501(c)(12) of the Internal Revenue Code. It is a "joint action" agency that operates as authorized by the Board of Directors. ("Board") Each member appoints to the Board one Director and one or more Alternate(s) from its organization.
The ultimate goal of the organization, through the power of numbers/size, collective resolve and economies of scale of cooperative, "joint action", is to pursue those activities which will insure the most reliable and lowest cost wholesale electric power supplies possible for its members today and in the future.
Blue Ridge Power Agency is a united group of municipal and cooperative utilities dedicated to joint action that provides its members and their customers with reliable service at the lowest possible cost.
The Agency currently has nine members, consisting of seven municipalities, one state institution and one electric cooperative. Blue Ridge represents its members' best interest in several forums by direct staff involvement and/or coordination of the efforts of its attorney(s) and/or consultant(s). The main areas of member interest and focus are wholesale power supply and the related transmission service. This includes activities such as evaluation/recommendation of power supply opportunities and solicitations; power and transmission contract negotiations; state and federal regulatory proceedings and litigation; as well as state and federal legislation. In addition, members are supplied with current industry information and assistance with individual needs.
Generally the business meetings of the Blue Ridge Board of Directors are held bi-monthly at 10:00 a.m. on the fourth Thursday of the following months: February, April, June, August, October and December, with special meetings held as needed. The standing location for meetings is the City of Salem, VA Electric Department building at 730 West Main Street. The time and place changes from time to time due to member schedule conflicts and an effort to meet periodically in the member communities.
The next business meeting of the Blue Ridge Power Agency will be held on
Thursday, October 24 2013 at 10:00 a.m. at the Virginia Tech Electric Service Building, Blacksburg, VA.
For those interested in attending, contact the Blue Ridge office if directions are needed.