Greater Pickens Chamber of Commerce

Pickens...Where the Mountains Begin

Blue Ridge Electric Chamber Member

September 5, 2014

Blue Ridge Electric Cooperative is this month Pickens Chamber Member of Month. Organized in 1940, Blue Ridge Electric Cooperative is a member owned, not-for-profit utility that provides service to its 64.000 residential,commercial, industrial, and institutional accounts situated in northwestern South Carolina. The cooperative's 7,000 mile system of power lines stretches across an 1800-square-mile territory. Blue Ridge supplies electricity to the majority of the land area in Oconee and Pickens counties, northern  portions of Anderson and Greenville Counties, and a small part of Spartanburh County.

The cooperative is also the parent company of Blue Ridfe Security Solutions. In its 18 years of existence, the security company has grown rapidly and now ranks among the top 100 of America's 3,000 security providers.

Picture: Bryan Roper, Liza Holder, Elaine Banks, and David Collins.