Electric Cooperatives Form New Broadband Association

Five electric cooperatives in Virginia and Maryland have announced the creation of an innovative association of broadband cooperatives to help bring world-class internet service to underserved rural areas. The new Virginia, Maryland & Delaware Association of...

Four Reasons Co-op Careers are Unique

The search for a purposeful career can begin and end at your local electric cooperative. Those aren’t just words or wishes. Working toward a greater purpose is at the heart of the co-op business model. Electric co-ops are community-focused organizations that deliver...

Powerful Careers: Heather Dalton

In her 23 years at Southside Electric Cooperative, Heather Dalton has experienced the inside and outside of the power line industry. Dalton, a staking technician in SEC’s Altavista office, came to the cooperative as a cashier/clerk, equivalent to today’s member...

Co-op Lineworkers Recognized for Powering Bolivia

Fifteen electric cooperative lineworkers who traveled 4,000 miles to bring power for the first time to five small villages in Bolivia have received an official commendation from the Virginia General Assembly. At a Dec. 8 ceremony in Warsaw, Va., Del. Margaret Ransone...

Virginia Cooperatives on NCB Co-op 100 List

Two Virginia electric cooperatives have made the National Cooperative Bank’s 2019 Co-op 100 list, which ranks America’s top 100 cooperatives by revenue. For the past 30 years, the bank has released the annual NCB Co-op 100, highlighting America’s top 100 cooperatives....

Electric Cooperatives Send 70 Lineworkers for Sally Repairs

Electric cooperatives in Virginia and Maryland today dispatched emergency teams of lineworkers to Alabama to help restore power in the aftermath of Hurricane Sally. Seventy lineworkers from six electric cooperatives are headed to the Gulf Coast, where they will spend...

Electric Cooperatives Accepting College Scholarship Applications

Electric cooperatives in Virginia, Maryland and Delaware are preparing to accept applications for their popular scholarship from high school seniors who intend to pursue higher education studies. The scholarships are awarded by the Virginia, Maryland & Delaware...

Ted Moriak Receives Unsung Virginian Award

A member of Northern Virginia Electric Cooperative is the 2020 recipient of the Unsung Virginian Award for his work in promoting safe and affordable housing for individuals with brain diseases. Ted Moriak, director emeritus of loans and grants for The Brain...

Virginia Electric Cooperatives Bring Broadband at Time of Need

As school resumes this fall, electric cooperatives are supplying broadband solutions to help parents, children and families in parts of rural Virginia deal with the challenges of virtual work and virtual learning. Several cooperatives are working diligently to expand...

Electric Cooperatives Restore Power in Wake of Isaias

Crews from electric cooperatives in Virginia, Maryland and Delaware worked diligently to restore power to tens of thousands of co-op members in the wake of Tropical Storm Isaias. Pounding the seaboard with as much as 6 inches of rain and gusts up to 75 mph, the storm...