Blue Ridge Electric Membership Corporation provides a range of energy and electrical services. It serves more than 70,000 consumers in Caldwell, Watauga, Ashe, Alleghany, Alexander and Avery counties in North Carolina. The company is a part of Touchstone Energy, which is an alliance of over 600 cooperatives that collectively deliver power and energy solutions to nearly 20 million consumers every day. Blue Ridge Electric Membership Corporation also operates a subsidiary, Blue Ridge Energies, which offers propane and heating fuel services to residential and business customers. The company, founded in 1936, provides harmonics monitoring and energy auditing services through TSE Services. It offers a variety of standard and decorative outdoor lighting fixtures, as well as provides automated metering services. The company additionally supports community education, health care and economic development programs.