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Virginia Electric Cooperatives Seek to Make Solar Programs Permanent

Three electric cooperatives in eastern Virginia have requested that the State Corporation Commission make the pilot community solar programs which began three years ago permanent.  Rappahannock Electric Cooperative, Northern Neck Electric Cooperative, and A&N Electric Cooperative urged the move as a way of offering options to climate conscious member-consumers.

Six Electric Cooperatives Receive DOE Fellowship for Low-Emission Energy Solutions

Six electric cooperatives across the country, including Vermont Electric Cooperative, Brunswick Electric Membership Corp., Connexus Energy, Farmers Electric Cooperative, Rappahannock Electric Cooperative and Tri-State Generation & Transmission Association, have been selected by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) for Clean Energy Innovator Fellowships to advance their low-emission...

East Coast Cooperatives Work to Restore Power After Winter Storm

Lineworkers from North Carolina, Tennessee, Kentucky, Ohio, Indiana and Pennsylvania are assisting Virginia, Maryland and Delaware-based crews to restore power after a winter storm knocked out power to more than 160,000 meters. The outages were caused by heavy snow on limbs and trees.

Virginia Coop to Build an Energy Storage Project by 2021

Rappahannock Electric Cooperative has partnered with Energy Point Energy, a Charlottesville-based battery storage development firm, to construct a 2 MW energy storage facility in Spotsylvania County, VA, which is expected to be in operation by early 2021.

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...