Update Board

2022 Annual Meeting

ALERTS:

No current Outage, Storm, Scam Warnings or Safety Alerts

2022 ROW Maintenance Schedule:

May/June

Burnsville District

Cutting Schedule:

Highway 19W, Hardscrabble Road, Lower Jacks Creek and Transmission Lines (Burnsville to Relief)

Herbicide Schedule:

Poplar, Pigeon Roost, Brummetts Creek, Crabtree, McKinney Mine Road, White Oak, Spruce Pine service area, Fork Mountain, Glen Arye, East Yancey, Bowditch, Town of Burnsville, Transmission line from Burnsville to Relief

Marshall District

Cutting Schedule:

Lower Flat Creek Road to Ivy Hill Road, Meadow Fork area and Palmer Ford/Pickens Road area

Herbicide Schedule:

Walnut Creek, Little Pine, Leicester/Cedar Hill/Sandy Mush/Big Sandy Mush, Big Laurel, Bruce Road/N. Main St./Parkway View Road - Mars Hill, Grapevine/Petersburg, Spring Creek/Meadow Fork, Grandview, Locust Grove, Bald Mountain Transmission line from Substation to Bald Mountain Road

Electrifier Newsletter

May 2022

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Recent Policy Changes

FBEMC’s line extension policy has changed as of January 1, 2022:

  • Due to continued price increases throughout the utility industry on all the materials and equipment we use to connect new construction to our electric system, our line extension policy has been revised. An excerpt from our Service Rules and Regulations regarding the new policy is as follows:

FBEMC’s Automated Metering System Opt-Out policy has changed as of January 1, 2022:

  • French Broad EMC will no longer allow any exemptions from our Automated Metering System (AMI meters). Our meter manufacturer no longer provides analog meters and our new outage reporting system relies on the outage information provided by each AMI meter to accurately communicate where power outages occur. This information is relayed to our crews in the field in seconds and which allows them to accurately diagnosis the area where the outage occurred and restore service quickly and safely. Finally, each meter communicates with each other, building a mesh wireless network. The more meters that are connected, the stronger the network will be, which will provide the most reliable information to our crews in the field.
  • Charges for existing Opt-Out AMI Meters have changed from $10 to $20 each month for bill processing. The fee has increased to $250 to have FBEMC manually read the opt-out meter if a reading is not submitted.

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