SPECIAL REPORT. By Renee Whitener. December 19, 2018. LENOIR, NC — Blue Ridge Energy announced on Tuesday that Jason Lingle of Boone has been promoted to Director of Innovative Energy Solutions.
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Most recently, Lingle served as District Manager of Watauga District. Before that, he spent five years as Manager of Innovative Energy Solutions. In both roles, Lingle worked directly with the members of Blue Ridge Energy and in his new role, he will oversee development of energy efficiency programs, Electric Vehicle (EV) adoption, community solar and other renewable energy programs, Energy Saver loan program, and value added programs for homes and businesses. Lingle will also be involved in economic development to retain and enhance jobs and quality of life in the cooperative’s service area. He will also help in serving the needs of the cooperative’s large industrial and commercial consumers, providing services such as rate analysis and assisting with power quality investigations and energy efficiency recommendations.
Lingle joined Blue Ridge Energy in 2007 and worked as a member service representative in Watauga District for six years.
Lingle is a member of the High Country Young Professionals and has completed Leadership programs for the Chamber of Commerce in both Boone and Caldwell County.
He is currently completing his Master’s in Business Administration from East Carolina University and graduated from Appalachian State University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration. He resides in Boone with his wife, Kacy.
Blue Ridge Energy is a member-owned electric cooperative, serving some 76,000 members in Caldwell, Watauga, Ashe, Alleghany, Alexander, Avery and Wilkes counties. The cooperative’s subsidiary, Blue Ridge Energy propane and fuels, provides residential and commercial services in the cooperative’s service area and beyond. Learn more at BlueRidgeEnergy.com.