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July 11, 2020: Virginia Tech Electric Service resolved a power outage impacting Town of Blacksburg customers earlier this morning. The outage lasted from approximately 8 - 8:30 a.m. Please don't hesitate to call 540-231-6437 with any questions.


As we continue  to navigate COVID-19,  Virginia Tech Electric Service has implemented the following administrative office changes:

  • Customers who wish to sign up for service may call the office at 540-231-6437 on Monday, Wedneday, and Friday, between 8 a.m. and noon, for assistance.  
  • Account questions should be directed to vtes@vt.edu


Virginia Tech Electric Service has temporarily suspended all disconnections for non-payment. We urge customers to make every effort to keep their accounts current during this period.  If you anticipate problems paying your electric bill, please contact our office at 540-231-6437 to discuss payment options as bills will not be waived.


Update: March 13, 2020
Effective Monday, March 16, 2020, the Virginia Tech Electric Service Business Office will be closed to the public. Check payments may still be submitted through the on-site drop box. Credit card payments may be made online at electricbiz.vtes.vt.edu. No cash payments will be accepted at this time.


Update: March 12, 2020 – New process for account signup; consider online payments
The health and well-being of our customers, staff, and community is Virginia Tech Electric Services' (VTES) top priority. Out of an abundance of caution related to the evolving COVID-19 situation, VTES is temporarily altering its service application policy. Applications for for service will now be accepted via phone. Please call 540-231-6437 to sign up.

It is strongly encouraged that customers utilize the VTES website at https://electricbiz.vtes.vt.edu to make 24/7 payments and account access. It only takes a few moments to enroll online. Click here for instructions.

Please don’t hesitate to call the VTES office at 540-231-6437 for any questions or concerns.


Launched in 1893, Virginia Tech Electric Service is the electric utility provider for Virginia Tech Blacksburg, Virginia campus and about 6,000 residential and commercials customers in the Town of Blacksburg. 

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