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Virginia State Corporation Commission Approves Prepaid Electric Service Program

The Virginia State Corporation Commission has approved a program that will allow Rappahannock Electric Cooperative (REC) customers to enroll in a voluntary prepaid electric service program.  This program, the first of its kind in Virginia, would let customers pay upfront fees for electricity and allow REC to suspend service when insufficient funds remain in a customer’s account.  To...

Warning Issued for Virginia Utility Billing Scam

Virginia Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli has issued a warning about scam phone calls from people claiming to be employees of Dominion Virginia Power, Shenandoah Valley Electric Cooperative or Rappahannock Electric Cooperative, threatening to shut off electric service unless a delinquent bill is paid within a matter of hours.  The scammers then instruct customers to buy a prepaid debit...