When it comes to utilities in Murphy, NC, or any other place for that matter, hardly anything is more important than having power to your home. Blue Ridge Mountain Electric Membership Corporation, or as most people call it, Blue Ridge EMC, is likely one of the largest power companies in our area. They serve not only Cherokee County, but also a large area in Northeast Georgia.
Since we have a total of four power companies that serve our area, The location of your home dictates which company you choose. There’s a very good likelihood that BREMC may be your power company since they serve the largest geographic area. However, you will want to verify that.
When you call to set up service, you will need both the address of the property and the meter number on the home. They will not set up your service without the meter number, so ensure you do have it.
Since they distribute power courtesy of the TVA that is generated via hydroelectric dam, their rates are typically very affordable.
If you are fortunate enough to live in an area where they provide Internet, you will love their service! They offer fiber-optic Internet and also some direct point-to-point Internet. They can easily accommodate speeds of 20+ megabytes per second. You do have to check availability for this because it is only available in select locations.
Also if you have fiber optic service available at your home, they can provide TV service AND home telephone in addition to your internet! With packages varying, they start around $99 per month for all 3 services. If fiber optic is not available at your house, than you’ll want to go with our traditional land line phone company.
In the event of a power outage, they are very responsive! They have a wonderful crew that gets out and gets power operating as quickly as possible. They really are good folks.
Need to contact Blue Ridge EMC? Here is their contact information:
Power Billing and Sales: 706-379-3121 or 828-837-1017 (a local Murphy number)
Technical Support for Internet, TV, and Phone: 706-379-4832 or 828-837-1017 (a local Murphy number)