As of 9 a.m. on Jan. 6, the 13 electric cooperatives in Virginia had restored power to approximately 103,000 member accounts, down from the peak of more than 155,000. Substantial progress was made overnight with the restoration of a power delivery point in Greene County from Dominion.
Northern Virginia Electric Cooperative, based in Manassas, and Northern Neck Electric Cooperative, based in Warsaw, each had less than 1,000 members out of power. NOVEC had restored power to more than 95 percent of accounts and Northern Neck more than 90 percent of accounts.
Rappahannock Electric Cooperative reported 41,158 members without power from its total of 170,000 connections. The cooperative serves all or parts of 22 counties from Hanover north to Stafford and west to the Blue Ridge. Power was restored to 48,000 since the peak of the storm. More than 1,000 lineworkers from REC, contractors and other cooperatives are on the ground restoring power at 1,280 separate incidents.
Central Virginia Electric Cooperative reported 8,286 customers out of 38,307 accounts. Power was restored to more than 16,000 since the peak of the storm. CVEC serves an area from Goochland and Louisa counties west to the Blue Ridge.
Southside Electric Cooperative reported 1,237 without power out of its 55,000 accounts. The cooperative, which serves parts of 18 counties from Chesterfield west, had restored power to more than 18,000 accounts since the peak of the storm.
We anticipate almost all co-op customers will have power by Friday evening. Individual outages will persist through the weekend, as crews continue to cut through fallen trees and debris to locate outages. Upcoming inclement weather could also delay and complicate further restoration efforts, including for crews coming from out of state.