Alan Merck, Blue Ridge Energy COO

Alan Merck

LENOIR — Blue Ridge Energy has named Alan Merck as Senior Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, according to the member-owned electric cooperative serving 76,000 consumers in northwest North Carolina.

Merck, of Caldwell County, joined Blue Ridge Energy in 2012 as director of key accounts and business development after spending 29 years with Duke Energy, and has since served BRE as director of innovative energy solutions, according to BRE Public Relations Director Renee Whitener.

In his role as COO of Blue Ridge Energy, Merck oversees system engineering, distribution and transmission operations, electric plant, reliability, engineering, power supply planning and coordination, customer service, economic development and member relations, Whitener said.

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