Electric Co-op Members:
OLD DOMINION ELECTRIC CO-OP Headquartered in Glen Allen, VA
Incorporated in 1948, Old Dominion Electric Cooperative (ODEC) is a not-for-profit member-owned generation and transmission cooperative. We provide reliable, cost-effective, environmentally balanced, wholesale electric services to our 11 member distribution cooperatives in Delaware, Maryland and Virginia.
ODEC’s power supply portfolio includes a combination of owned base load and peaking power plants that use coal, natural gas and nuclear as their primary fuels, as well as a purchased power portfolio that includes renewable resource technologies.
At ODEC, we are dedicated to being both reliable energy providers and responsible environmental stewards. We work hard every day to support our community while reducing our environmental footprint. Our 11 distribution co-op members provide retail electric service to more than 560,000 meters. These represent a population of approximately 1.4 million consumers in 70 counties along 59,000 miles of distribution lines that extend from Delaware and Maryland, south across Virginia to the North Carolina border, and from Virginia’s Eastern Shore to the Allegheny Highlands.
MECKLENBURG ELECTRIC CO-OP Headquartered in Chase City, VA
Mecklenburg Electric Cooperative is a member-owned, non-profit utility in south central Virginia. Formed in 1938, MEC now provides electricity to over 31,000 accounts in nine counties. All members have a voice in the business affairs of the cooperative, with one vote and the opportunity to attend the Co-op’s Annual Meeting. All margins (profits) are set aside and distributed among the members in proportion to their patronage in the form of capital credits. These basic cooperative principles truly provide for a democratically controlled organization.
In addition to providing their members with electricity, MEC makes extensive efforts to enhance the quality of life in their community. They work with local businesses, and city, county and state officials to bring business and new industry to Southside Virginia. They also support and help provide electrical safety awareness programs in the area.
NORTHERN NECK ELECTRIC CO-OP Headquartered in Warsaw, VA
Northern Neck Electric Cooperative, a member-owned, non-profit electric distribution cooperative located in Warsaw, Virginia, was chartered in June 1937. It serves almost 19,000 residential and commercial accounts, delivering about 270 million kilowatt-hours of electricity in the counties of King George, Lancaster, Northumberland, Richmond, Stafford, and Westmoreland. The Cooperative maintains over 2100 miles of overhead and underground lines which distribute electricity from 19 substations to members’ homes and businesses.
The first organizational meeting was held at the Courthouse in Warsaw, Virginia, for the purpose of incorporating, setting up a charter, and electing directors. Throughout its history the Cooperative’s mission has been to provide reliable service at a reasonable cost. The cooperation and support by its members and dedicated service by its board of directors and employees assures that this fine tradition will continue well into the 21st century and beyond. The Northern Neck Electric Cooperative is proud to be the means of bringing electric service to the rural areas of the Northern Neck.
RAPPAHANNOCK ELECTRIC CO-OP Headquartered in Fredericksburg, VA
Rappahannock Electric Cooperative (REC) is a member-owned utility that provides electric service to over 161,000 connections in parts of 22 Virginia counties. It was formed in 1980 with the consolidation of two cooperatives, Virginia Electric Cooperative in Bowling Green and Northern Piedmont Electric Cooperative in Culpeper, with both co-ops dating back to the initial formation of electric co-ops in Virginia in 1935 to 1939. The Cooperative’s general office is in Spotsylvania County.
REC operates and maintains more than 16,000 miles of power lines through its service area, which ranges from the Blue Ridge Mountains to the tidal waters of the Chesapeake Bay. The Cooperative serves a variety of residential, commercial and industrial accounts. REC’s largest customer is Bear Island Paper Company, the second largest consumer of electricity in Virginia. REC also provides the electricity to such familiar names as Kings Dominion Amusement Park, Merillat Industries, GE Fanuc and DuPont.
The Cooperative is guided by a board of directors elected by REC’s member-owners. Elections are held at the annual meeting with some directors up for election each year. Directors serve three-year terms.
SOUTHSIDE ELECTRIC COOPERATIVE Headquartered in Crewe, VA
Southside Electric Cooperative (SEC) is a member-owned electric utility that serves 45,000 homes and businesses across central and southern Virginia. Founded in Nottoway County in 1937, SEC’s service territory now crosses 18 counties, from the shores of Smith Mountain Lake in the west, to the suburbs of Virginia’s capitol city, Richmond, in the east. Headquartered in Crewe, Va, SEC has four district operations offices in Crewe, Dinwiddie, Altavista and Powhatan. SEC has over 9,000 miles of line, averaging just under 6 meters per mile. For more information about SEC, please go to:www.sec.coop