June 1 – Credit Card Service Down Time

On Monday, June 1, beginning at 2 p.m., we will begin a  conversion process and will NOT be able to accept credit card payments during this time. This will include both Sumter and Camden locations and all kiosks, our IVR phone system and our website.  We apologize in advance for this inconvenience as we move to a new system.  We hope to have this conversion completed by 9 p.m.  Thank you for your membership and patience as we prepare to better serve you.

Memorial Day Closing

Black River Electric Cooperative will be closed Monday, May 25, in honor of Memorial Day. If you experience an outage while we are closed, please use our mobile app to report the outage or call 1-844-431-BREC (2732). For payments, please call 1-866-731-BREC (2732). Have a safe weekend!Continue Reading

Wateree Community Action now open

Wateree Community Action is now open for Contactless Service, providing Utility and Rental Assistance. Monday – Friday, 8:30 a.m – 5:00 p.m. There are three ways to apply for assistance: you can download the application off the website and mail it in, complete and submit the application online, or pick up the application at the…Continue Reading

New COVID-19 Lobby Hours

Black River’s Sumter Lobby will reopen Monday, May 11 with new COVID-19 hours from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. for Member Service issues. Our drive-thru will continue normal operating hours, from 8 a.m. until 5 p.m.If you are simply paying your bill, we strongly encourage you to still use the drive-thru, or pay your bill…Continue Reading

Annual Meeting Canceled!

We are sad to report that we are canceling our Annual Meeting for June 20, 2020. Due to COVID-19, we feel it is the best course of action since Safety is always Job #1 here at Black River. For the safety of our employees and our members, we will be looking at alternate dates in…Continue Reading

Capital Credit Checks Mailed this week

Capital Credits are a popular benefit for Black River members and a good example of what it means to be “Not-for-Profit.”  Each year, all revenue over and above expenses is assigned by the cooperative to each member as Capital Credits. We are so excited to be sending out almost 25,000 checks to our members this…Continue Reading

Closed for Good Friday

Black River Electric Cooperative will be closed Friday, April 10, in honor of Good Friday. If you experience an outage while we are closed, please use our mobile app to report the outage or call 1-844-431-BREC (2732). For payments, please call 1-866-731-BREC (2732).Continue Reading

Disconnects on Hold

Please know that we are currently holding all disconnects on accounts and these will remain on hold through this State of Emergency. We are looking at a reevaluation each Friday in April and urge members to keep their account in good standing to avoid disconnection when the hold is removed. Please continue to keep track…Continue Reading

Annual Meeting Postponed!

The Annual Meeting of members, scheduled previously for next month, has been rescheduled for June 20, 2020. You’ll be hearing more about this at a later date, but go ahead now and mark your calendars. As always, we appreciate and serve our members!Continue Reading

BREC Closes Lobbies

Effective immediately, all lobbies for Black River Electric will be closed. Our drive thru services and kiosks will remain open in both Sumter and Camden. We strongly encourage members to keep up with payments so bills are manageable when things resume to normal, and please remember, you can always give us a call before heading…Continue Reading