COVID-19 Update

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Our office lobby is open, however we encourage customers to continue to utilize our online customer portal, mobile app, drive thru window, or call us for bill payment and other normal business activities if possible.

If you are struggling to pay your electric bills due to financial impacts from the COVID-19 pandemic, give us a call at 828-264-3671 to set up a special payment plan. Additionally, late fees are waived until further notice.

Help the High Country during the COVID-19 pandemic

For those that can, we encourage you to sign up for our Good Neighbor Roundup Program to help members of our community who need assistance paying their electric bills due to financial stress caused by the COVID-19 
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Click here for more information and to sign up. We proudly partner with the Hospitality House for this community-oriented program. 

How New River got its flow back: App State’s NRLP completes Payne Branch environmental restoration project

After nearly three months of demolition, construction and restoration efforts, NRLP has completed its grant-funded project to remove the historic Payne Branch dam, which was located off Highway 321, just south of Boone, on the Middle Fork of the New River. The project has helped rehabilitate an approximately 1,200-linear-foot section of the river corridor.

 Click here to read more about this project.

Payne Branch project before and after

New River Light & Power Earns Highest Rating As A Reliable Public Power Provider

New River Light and Power (NRLP) has earned the highest Reliable Public Power Provider (RP3)® designation from the American Public Power Association for providing reliable and safe electric service. 

NRLP was awarded the Diamond designation, the highest rating possible for a public power utility, for the first time after holding a Platinum designation for the previous six years and Gold two years prior to that.

Read more here!

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Services Available

•  Customer Portal, see the video below for information
•  Pay your bill online using eCheck, Visa, MasterCard or Discover
•  Update your contact information
•  Automatic Bank Draft (PDF)
•  Good Neighbor Round Up Program available to help those less fortunate in our community
•  NRLP Notifications (PDF): How to set up; Payment Reminders, Severe Weather, & Special Alerts via text or email
•  100 + Ways to Conserve Resources

  • NRLP's Electric Vehicle Charging Station Now Open!  Located in the customer service parking area, come "fill up" for FREE.

Proud to be Your Public Power Provider

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Scam Alert!

Several customers have received telephone calls from a person claiming to be a contractor working for NRLP. Their claim is that the customer's power will be cut off if payment arrangements are not made immediately.

  • NRLP does not employ contractors to contact customers.
  • NRLP will never call you demanding immediate payment and threatening to disconnect your service.
  • NRLP does not collect payments at customer’s location.

• NRLP's telephone number is a local number (828-264-3671), NRLP does not have an 800 number.

If you receive a call from someone claiming to represent NRLP, please contact Boone Police at 828-268-6900.

If you have any questions or seek additional information relating to this scam please contact NRLP at 828-264-3671.

New River Light and Power DOES NOT accept credit card payments via email. NEVER send credit card data via email or the contact form.

Energy Forecast

Energy Forecast Banner Provided by ElectriCities of North Carolina, Inc.

This free tool can help you to estimate the average energy usage in your home.  Get started now by clicking here.  Go to the "My Home" tab and complete the questions.

Customer Portal


Please visit us at 146 Faculty Street Extension, behind Wendy's and Bojangles.

map showing NRLP location near intersection of Faculty St. and Winklers Creek Rd.