News from BARC
15-Dec-2016 2016 Patronage Capital Checks on the Way
Patronage capital payments (similar to a dividend) totaling $750,000 were issued today to BARC customer-owners. This amount is 36%, or $200,000, higher than what was issued in 2015. The checks were mailed to customers living in Bath, Rockbridge, Alleghany, Highland, and Augusta counties who ha..
06-Dec-2016 BARC and CoBank Give Local Schools $10,000 for Science, Technology, and Scholarship Programs
As part of its commitment to supporting the communities it serves, BARC announced today giving $10,000 in grants to local schools for science, technology, and scholarship programs. The text of the press release follows: BARC Electric Cooperative and CoBank to Donate $10,000 for..
07-Nov-2016 Summer Electricity Costs Released
Summer Electricity Costs Released – BARC Electric Cooperative Among the Lowest Cost in Virginia, Maryland, and Delaware October 30, Millboro, VA: BARC Electric Cooperative is the fifth-lowest cost electric cooperative in the Mid-Atlantic region in a recen..
14-Oct-2016 Power Restored
All power has been restored. If for some reason you are still without power, please check to be sure all breakers are on. If they are, please report your outage using the BARCX Mobile app, the portal on our website, or via telephone: 800.846.2272. Thank you for your patience and have a..
BARC members on the western side of its system are experiencing a power outage. We estimate 5,000 customers are currently without power. Customers impacted are in portions of Bath, Highland and Allegheny Counties. Cause remains under investigation. Preliminary information i..
23-Aug-2016 Nondiscrimination Policy
In accordance with Federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, the USDA, its Agencies, offices, and employees, and institutions participating in or administering USDA programs are prohibited from discriminating based on race, color, ..
22-Aug-2016 Broadband Project Moving Forward
Virginia Cooperative Moving Forward to Bring High-Speed Internet to Its Members BARC Electric Cooperative (BARC) is moving forward with a $66 million fiber-to-the-home project that will make high speed Internet available to both BARC and non-BARC members over the next 7-8 years. ..
19-May-2016 Community Solar Sells Out
Although still under construction, our Community Solar project is now fully subscribed! Customers that secured subscriptions will be receiving a postcard in the mail in June confirming their subscription. For customers still interested in subscribing to the project, a waiting list has been cre..
09-May-2016 Texting Outages Option No Longer Available
We appreciate all the members who took advantage of the option to text in an outage report. It worked well. However, in an effort to improve our overall after hours call center capabilities, we have contracted with a new firm that does not support the texting option. We believe the ..
07-May-2016 Solar Project Moving Ahead Rapidly
BARC's community solar garden is developing rapidly. The panels are in place and the contractor is working on the rest of the project. Solar power for subscribers will be flowing this summer!..
10-Apr-2016 Solar Construction Underway
BARC Electric has broken ground on the first phase of Virginia's very first community solar project. Our contractor has done some site work and the framing for the panels is already being installed. Stay tuned for more information. If you want to subscribe but have not done so yet, please click ..
19-May-2015 Now Playing: BARC if You Want Broadband!
Click on the following link to watch our short animated video and learn everything you ever wanted to know about signing up and supporting our fiber-to-the-home project in the City of Lexington and Rockbridge County, Virginia: https://youtu.be/hVHWY2VjKcA. Help us reach our supporter goal by sig..