Electric Cooperatives Introduce More Young Women to the Industry
Eleven girls from six Virginia electric cooperatives attended the first Girl Power Camp, organized by the Virginia, Maryland & Delaware Association of Electric Cooperatives.
Twelve Line Technicians Graduate from Electric Cooperative Training Center
The 12 most recent graduates of the Line Technician Apprentice Program at the Electric Cooperative Training Center in Palmyra, Va., all agree on the primacy of safety.
Wide-Ranging VMD Annual Meeting is a Hit with Participants
The 78th annual meeting of the Virginia, Maryland & Delaware Association of Electric Cooperatives had a little something for everyone.
Sheila Switzer Receives Cooperative Distinguished Service Award
Sheila Switzer, an essential part of Craig-Botetourt Electric Cooperative for half a century, received the Distinguished Service Award from the Virginia, Maryland & Delaware Association of Electric Cooperatives.
VMD Cooperatives Elect New Leadership Team
The VMD Association has a new leadership team for 2022-2023, with Wade C. House as chairman, C. Michael Sandridge as vice chairman and George N. Goin as secretary-treasurer.
Co-ops Deal with Inflation, Supply Chain Issues
Speakers at the VMD annual meeting stressed the need for planning, preparation and communications in dealing with supply chain issues that could affect electric reliability.
13 Lineworkers Graduate from Electric Cooperative Training Center
Thirteen lineworkers from cooperative and municipal utilities and contractors completed coursework and hands-on training at the Electric Cooperative Training Center in Virginia to become journeymen lineworkers.
VMDAEC Hosts Touchstone Energy Member Engagement Mixer
Touchstone Energy and the Virginia, Maryland & Delaware Association of Electric Cooperatives joined communicators from several co-ops to discuss strategies for improving member engagement.
Gaff-n-Go Lineworker Rodeo Returns in a Big Way
More than 160 lineworkers gathered May 13-14 in Doswell, Va., for the Gaff-n-Go Lineworker Rodeo, which returned after two years of pandemic-related cancellations. Coordinated by the Virginia, Maryland & Delaware Association of Electric Cooperatives, the Gaff-n-Go...
Electric Co-ops Award More Than $60,000 in Scholarships
The Education Scholarship Foundation of the Virginia, Maryland & Delaware Association of Electric Cooperatives has awarded more than $60,000 in college scholarships for 2022-23.
In Memoriam: Ronnie Campbell
Ronnie Campbell, the longtime vice president for safety at the Virginia, Maryland & Delaware Association of Electric Cooperatives, died April 30 at 77.
As Line Work Students Graduate, New Fund Named for SEC’s Edwards
The Power Line Worker Program at Southside Virginia Community College passed the 400-graduate mark amid the announcement of a scholarship fund named for Jeff Edwards of Southside Electric Cooperative, a program founder.
Co-op Directors Attend Training at Virginia Beach
The annual Spring RoundUp, hosted by the Virginia, Maryland & Delaware Association of Electric Cooperatives, provided cooperative directors with roundtable discussions and thought-provoking topics. on issues vital to their systems.
VICE Scholarship Winners Announced
Cold weather couldn’t break the spirits of 32 students who traveled to Graves Mountain Lodge on March 25-26 for the Virginia Institute on Cooperative Education, better known as VICE. After learning about their personality types, students participated in a team...
Teamwork Counts at Touchstone Energy Service Project
Electric cooperative volunteers move fences, if not mountains, as they repair the area around a day care center as part of the annual Touchstone Energy Community Service Project.
Big Turnout for Cooperatives on Legislative Day
Representatives of Virginia electric cooperatives met with lawmakers and advocated for policies that will benefit their members during the 2022 Legislative Day in Richmond.
Virginia Co-ops Represented at Agribusiness Banquet
Representatives of Virginiaelectric cooperatives were among the participants at the annual legislative banquet of the Virginia Agribusiness Council.
Electric Cooperative Frida Restoration End is in Sight
Electric cooperatives in Virginia had restored power to more than 100,000 accounts within 72 hours of Winter Storm Frida, using all available resources and out-of-state mutual aid.
Electric Cooperatives Make Progress on Frida Restoration
Nine of the 13 electric cooperatives in Virginia had restored power to approximately 71,000 member accounts within less than 48 hours and had just scattered outages remaining.5,000.
Electric Cooperatives Restore Power in Wake of Winter Storm
Winter storm Frida brought another shining example of mutual aid, as electric cooperative lineworkers came from out of state to help put the power on in affected Virginia co-op territories.