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SVEC Works to Restore Electric Service 9:30 a.m.

Last evening’s severe weather caused outages in the city of Winchester, and Frederick, Page, and Shenandoah counties of Shenandoah Valley Electric Cooperative’s (SVEC) service region.

SVEC Works to Restore Electric Service 5:15 a.m.

Last evening’s severe weather caused outages in the city of Winchester, and Augusta, Frederick, Page, Shenandoah, and Warren counties of Shenandoah Valley Electric Cooperative’s (SVEC) service region.

SVEC Works to Restore Electric Service 10:30 p.m.

This evening’s severe weather has caused outages in the city of Winchester, and Augusta, Clarke, Frederick, Page, Shenandoah, and Warren counties of Shenandoah Valley Electric Cooperative’s (SVEC) service region.

SVEC Works to Restore Electric Service 8:30 p.m.

MT. CRAWFORD – This evening’s severe weather has caused outages in the city of Winchester, Augusta, Clarke, Frederick, Page, Shenandoah, and Warren counties of Shenandoah Valley Electric Cooperative’s (SVEC) service region.

SVEC Holds 78th Annual Meeting

The Cooperative’s 78th Annual Meeting was held on June 12, at the James Madison University Convocation Center. Approximately 1,322 members and guests attended the meeting. The meeting is held every year for member/owners to elect their board of directors and learn about the year’s Co-op business.

SVEC Files Application with SCC to Adjust Base Rates

For the first time in almost 14 years, Shenandoah Valley Electric Cooperative (SVEC) filed an application with the State Corporation Commission requesting approval for an adjustment in base rates. Even after the adjustments, the Cooperative will continue to have among the lowest electric rates of any electric utility in Virginia.

SVEC Warns of Email Invoice Scam

Although no Shenandoah Valley Electric Cooperative (SVEC) members have received this kind of fraudulent email, SVEC has recently learned of a cooperative in Ohio whose members have received scam “invoice” emails.

SVEC is Prepared for Winter Weather

With snow falling and expected to continue for most of today in parts of Shenandoah Valley Electric Cooperative’s (SVEC) eight-county service area, SVEC has pulled together key staff members responsible for working these types of situations and has implemented a plan of action to coordinate our response to the severe weather.

SVEC Encourages Preparation for Potential Wintry Mix

MT. CRAWFORD – With a wintry mix in the forecast for parts of Shenandoah Valley Electric Cooperative’s (SVEC) eight-county service area this weekend, SVEC has pulled together key staff members responsible for working these types of situations and has implemented a plan of action to coordinate our response to the severe weather.

Message from the President & CEO

Dear Members, You’ve probably read in one of my letters (at least once) that at Shenandoah Valley Electric Cooperative (SVEC), we work to bring you, our members “ … reliable and safe electric service at the lowest possible cost …” and in this letter I would like to share with you information regarding the cost perspective of your electric service.

SVEC Makes Improvements

Shenandoah Valley Electric Cooperative (SVEC) is always looking for opportunities to improve service to its members, and projects are constantly in varying stages system-wide to improve reliability, increase efficiency, and provide members with the best service possible.

Give the Gift of Light

Christmas is right around the corner. Are you having a difficult time deciding what to give to Uncle Joe, Aunt Sally, or your neighbor down the road? Consider giving a Shenandoah Valley Electric Cooperative (SVEC) gift certificate. It makes the ideal gift for any SVEC consumer.

SVEC Energy Assistance Program

Winter is a trying time of year. Cold, wet weather drives people inside their homes. This also tends to drive up consumer energy bills. Individuals having a difficult time paying utility bills tend to have an even harder time during the winter ...

Tax Holiday for Energy-Efficient Appliances

If your old appliances are on their last legs, it’s a great time to replace them with energy-efficient products while saving some money. Virginia’s seventh Energy Star and WaterSense Sales Tax Holiday returns Friday, Oct. 11, and lasts through Monday, Oct. 14.

SVEC Load Management Program

Shenandoah Valley Electric Cooperative’s (SVEC) load management program has saved the Cooperative and its members an estimated more than $42,960,000 in demand-related power costs since the program’s inception in June of 1978. That is a great statistic, and what’s even better, the program is free for members!

SVEC Requests that Members Curb Electrical Energy Usage

MT. CRAWFORD – A request is being made by Shenandoah Valley Electric Cooperative (SVEC), that due to forecasted extreme heat conditions across the generation and transmission region this week and subsequent excessive energy consumption, members make every attempt to conserve electricity during the peak demand time in the evenings, from about 3-8 p.m. Electrical energy is priced when demand for the product is at its peak; therefore, a collective reduction in peak demand for electrical energy will result in savings for SVEC’s member/owners and reduce constraints on the region’s transmission and generation assets.

Powering the American Spirit

Learn more about the electric co-op service mission and its great story of leadership and innovation in areas like energy efficiency.

Unclaimed Equity (Capital Credit) Refunds

Some Shenandoah Valley Electric Cooperative (SVEC) members and former members have not claimed their equity refunds. This refund was originally issued in May 2012 for the allocations of 1997.

President Obama's Proposal May Increase Monthly Electric Bills

MT. CRAWFORD – In a speech on June 25, at Georgetown University, President Obama announced a broad new federal mandate to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from electric power plants. The President will instruct federal regulators to apply the Clean Air Act to carbon dioxide issued from power plants.

SVEC Holds Annual Meeting

The Cooperative’s 77th Annual Meeting was held on June 13, at the James Madison University Convocation Center. Approximately 1,270 members and guests attended the meeting. The meeting is held every year for member/owners to elect their board of directors and learn about the year’s Co-op business.

Attorney General Warns Virginians of Bill Payment Scam Targeting Utility Customers

RICHMOND -(June 17, 2013) - Today, Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli warned Virginians to be cautious of scam phone calls from individuals who claim to be an employee of their electric utility provider and demand immediate payment of their bill.

SVEC Encourages Preparation for Potential Severe Weather

MT. CRAWFORD – With the potential for severe weather in the forecast for all of Shenandoah Valley Electric Cooperative’s (SVEC) eight-county service area, SVEC has pulled together key staff members responsible for working these types of situations and has implemented a plan of action to coordinate our response to the severe weather.

SVEC Annual Meeting Scheduled for June 13

Registration for the meeting will be from 5-6:30 p.m. at Entrance "B" of the Convocation Center. A pork barbecue dinner (with a vegetarian option available) will be held from 5-6:45 p.m. The business meeting will begin on stage at 7 p.m.

SVEC Awards Ten $1,000 Scholarships

For the 22nd year, Shenandoah Valley Electric Cooperative (SVEC) was able to give back to the community by awarding 10 recipients of their annual scholarships, in the amount of $1,000 each. The students attend nine of the high schools in the area that SVEC serves.

SVEC Assigns More Than $15 Million in Equity Ownership

The Cooperative’s consumers for 2012 will soon be rewarded with one of the advantages of being a SVEC member/owner: Capital Credits. Capital Credits are not received by consumers of all utility companies. Capital Credits are one of the benefits of being a member/owner of a Cooperative.

SVEC Area Experiences March Winter Storm

On Tuesday evening, March 5, the snow event started for the Valley – at first lightly, with flakes lazily drifting to the ground, barely covering the grass and trees. But by Wednesday morning, it had morphed into a heavy, wet snow that coated trees and roads, causing power outages and dangerous driving conditions throughout Shenandoah Valley Electric Cooperative’s (SVEC) service area.

SVEC Works to Restore Electric Service 3:30 p.m. Update

MT. CRAWFORD – A winter storm’s trek through the Valley Tuesday night and most of the day Wednesday caused outages in the City of Winchester and the counties of Augusta, Frederick, Highland, Page, Rockingham, Shenandoah, and Warren within Shenandoah Valley Electric Cooperative’s (SVEC) service region. As of 3:30 p.m., approximately 4 members are without power in the SVEC service area.

SVEC Works to Restore Electric Service 11 a.m. Update

MT. CRAWFORD – A winter storm’s trek through the Valley Tuesday night and most of the day Wednesday caused outages in the City of Winchester and the counties of Augusta, Frederick, Highland, Page, Rockingham, Shenandoah, and Warren within Shenandoah Valley Electric Cooperative’s (SVEC) service region. As of 11:00 a.m., approximately 218 members are without power in the SVEC service area.

SVEC Works to Restore Electric Service 4:30 a.m. Update 3.8.13

MT. CRAWFORD – A winter storm’s trek through the Valley Tuesday night and most of the day Wednesday caused outages in the City of Winchester and the counties of Augusta, Frederick, Highland, Page, Rockingham, Shenandoah, and Warren within Shenandoah Valley Electric Cooperative’s (SVEC) service region. As of 4:30 a.m., approximately 432 members are without power in the SVEC service area.

SVEC Works to Restore Electric Service 10 p.m. Update 3.7.13

MT. CRAWFORD – A winter storm’s trek through the Valley Tuesday night and most of the day Wednesday caused outages in the City of Winchester and the counties of Augusta, Frederick, Highland, Page, Rockingham, Shenandoah, and Warren within Shenandoah Valley Electric Cooperative’s (SVEC) service region. As of 10:00 p.m., approximately 447 members are without power in the SVEC service area.

SVEC Works to Restore Electric Service 4:30 Update 3.7.13

MT. CRAWFORD – A winter storm’s trek through the Valley Tuesday night and most of the day Wednesday caused outages in the City of Winchester and the counties of Augusta, Frederick, Highland, Page, Rockingham, Shenandoah, and Warren within Shenandoah Valley Electric Cooperative’s (SVEC) service region. As of 4:30 p.m., approximately 1617 members are without power in the SVEC service area.

SVEC Works to Restore Electric Service 10:30 a.m. Update 3.7.13

MT. CRAWFORD – A winter storm’s trek through the Valley Tuesday night and most of the day Wednesday caused outages in the City of Winchester and the counties of Augusta, Frederick, Highland, Page, Rockingham, Shenandoah, and Warren within Shenandoah Valley Electric Cooperative’s (SVEC) service region. As of 10:30 a.m., approximately 5757 members are without power in the SVEC service area.

SVEC Works to Restore Electric Service 4:30 a.m. Update 3.7.13

MT. CRAWFORD – A winter storm’s trek through the Valley Tuesday night and most of the day Wednesday caused outages in the City of Winchester and the counties of Augusta, Frederick, Highland, Page, Rockingham, Shenandoah, and Warren within Shenandoah Valley Electric Cooperative’s (SVEC) service region. As of 4:30 a.m., approximately 7100 members are without power in the SVEC service area.

SVEC Works to Restore Electric Service 10 p.m. Update

MT. CRAWFORD – A winter storm’s trek through the Valley Tuesday night and most of the day Wednesday caused outages in the City of Winchester and the counties of Augusta, Frederick, Highland, Page, Rockingham, Shenandoah, and Warren within Shenandoah Valley Electric Cooperative’s (SVEC) service region. As of 10:00 p.m., approximately 7000 members are without power in the SVEC service area.

SVEC Works to Restore Electric Service 4:30 p.m. Update 3.6.13

MT. CRAWFORD – Today’s wintry precipitation has caused outages in Augusta, Frederick, Highland, Page, Rockingham, Shenandoah and Warren Counties of Shenandoah Valley Electric Cooperative’s (SVEC) service region. As of 4:30 p.m., approximately 14,000 members are without power in the SVEC service area.

SVEC Works to Restore Electric Service 11 a.m. Update

MT. CRAWFORD – Today’s wintry precipitation has caused outages in Augusta, Frederick, Highland, Page, Rockingham, Shenandoah and Warren Counties of Shenandoah Valley Electric Cooperative’s (SVEC) service region. As of 11:00 a.m., approximately 14,880 members are without power in the SVEC service area.

SVEC Offices Closed Wednesday, March 6 Due to Winter Storm Saturn

MT. CRAWFORD – Due to the severity and timing of today’s winter weather, Shenandoah Valley Electric Cooperative (SVEC) offices will be closed today to walk-in traffic for the safety of Cooperative members. SVEC crews will continue working, however, to restore power as safely and quickly as possible.

SVEC Works to Restore Electric Service 6 a.m.

MT. CRAWFORD – Today’s wintry precipitation has caused outages in Augusta, Frederick, Highland, Page, Rockingham, and Shenandoah Counties of Shenandoah Valley Electric Cooperative’s (SVEC) service region. As of 5:30 a.m., approximately 4700 members are without power in the SVEC service area.

SVEC Crews Recognized for Restoration Efforts

Shenandoah Valley Electric Cooperative Lead Lineman Mark Feltner attended a recent ceremony held at the Richmond Omni Hotel on January 28, to represent the Cooperative’s crews who assisted in restoration efforts in Maryland and New Jersey following Hurricane Sandy. Thirteen crew members from SVEC assisted in restoration, departing for Frederick, Md. on Nov. 2 and ending up in New Jersey before returning home on Nov. 13.

SVEC Warns of Payment Scam

MT. CRAWFORD – Shenandoah Valley Electric Cooperative (SVEC) has recently learned of a scam in which a member was contacted by a person stating that they were an employee of the Cooperative, and that the member needed to pay the delinquent amount owed on their SVEC account immediately by purchasing a Green Dot Visa card.

SVEC Area Sees More Odd October Weather

Snow … then Hurricane Sandy. Last year, the story was the unusual heavy snow that fell in October. This year, Hurricane Sandy affected the Shenandoah Valley Electric Cooperative (SVEC) service area, bringing strong winds, heavy rains, and even some blizzard conditions in the higher elevations.

Give the Gift of Light

Christmas is right around the corner. Are you having a difficult time deciding what to give to Uncle Joe, Aunt Sally, or your neighbor down the road? Consider giving a Shenandoah Valley Electric Cooperative (SVEC) gift certificate. It makes the ideal gift for any SVEC consumer.

SVEC Warns of Potential Payment Scam

MT. CRAWFORD – Shenandoah Valley Electric Cooperative (SVEC) has recently learned of a scam in which a member in the Winchester area was contacted by a person stating that they were an employee of the Cooperative, and that the member needed to pay the delinquent amount owed on their SVEC account immediately by credit card, or they would be disconnected.

SVEC Works to Restore Electric Service 4:30 a.m. Update for 11/1/12

MT. CRAWFORD – Hurricane Sandy’s trek through the Valley Monday night and into Tuesday morning caused outages in the city of Winchester, and Augusta, Clarke, Frederick, Highland, Page, Rockingham, Shenandoah, and Warren counties of Shenandoah Valley Electric Cooperative’s (SVEC) service region. As of 4:30 a.m., approximately 3 members are without power in the SVEC service area.

SVEC Works to Restore Electric Service 9:30 p.m. Update

MT. CRAWFORD – Hurricane Sandy’s trek through the Valley Monday night and into Tuesday morning caused outages in the city of Winchester, and Augusta, Clarke, Frederick, Highland, Page, Rockingham, Shenandoah, and Warren counties of Shenandoah Valley Electric Cooperative’s (SVEC) service region. As of 9:30 p.m., approximately 1,459 members are without power in the SVEC service area.

SVEC Works to Restore Electric Service 2:30 p.m. Update

MT. CRAWFORD – Hurricane Sandy’s trek through the Valley Monday night and into Tuesday morning caused outages in the city of Winchester, and Augusta, Clarke, Frederick, Highland, Page, Rockingham, Shenandoah, and Warren counties of Shenandoah Valley Electric Cooperative’s (SVEC) service region. As of 2:30 p.m., approximately 2,110 members are without power in the SVEC service area.

SVEC Works to Restore Electric Serivce 10:30 a.m. Update

MT. CRAWFORD – Hurricane Sandy’s trek through the Valley Monday night and into Tuesday morning caused outages in the city of Winchester, and Augusta, Clarke, Frederick, Highland, Page, Rockingham, Shenandoah, and Warren counties of Shenandoah Valley Electric Cooperative’s (SVEC) service region. As of 10:30 a.m., approximately 2,603 members are without power in the SVEC service area.

SVEC Works to Restore Electric Service 4:30 a.m. Update

MT. CRAWFORD – Hurricane Sandy’s trek through the Valley Monday night and into Tuesday morning caused outages in the city of Winchester, and Augusta, Clarke, Frederick, Highland, Page, Rockingham, Shenandoah, and Warren counties of Shenandoah Valley Electric Cooperative’s (SVEC) service region. As of 4:30 a.m., approximately 2,956 members are without power in the SVEC service area.

SVEC Works to Restore Electric Service 10 p.m. Update

MT. CRAWFORD – Hurricane Sandy’s trek through the Valley Monday night and into Tuesday morning caused outages in the city of Winchester, and Augusta, Clarke, Frederick, Highland, Page, Rockingham, Shenandoah, and Warren counties of Shenandoah Valley Electric Cooperative’s (SVEC) service region. As of 10:00 p.m., approximately 3,415 members are without power in the SVEC service area.

SVEC Works to Restore Electric Service 4:30 p.m. Update

MT. CRAWFORD – Hurricane Sandy’s trek through the Valley Monday night and into Tuesday morning caused outages in the city of Winchester, and Augusta, Clarke, Frederick, Highland, Page, Rockingham, Shenandoah, and Warren counties of Shenandoah Valley Electric Cooperative’s (SVEC) service region. As of 4:30 p.m., approximately 4,965 members are without power in the SVEC service area.

SVEC Hurricane Sandy Outage Update 11 a.m.

MT. CRAWFORD – Hurricane Sandy’s strong winds have caused outages in the city of Winchester, Augusta, Clarke, Frederick, Highland, Page, Rockingham, Shenandoah, and Warren counties of Shenandoah Valley Electric Cooperative’s (SVEC) service region. As of 11:00 a.m., approximately 7,487 meters are without power in the SVEC service area.

SVEC Hurricane Sandy Outage Update 4:30 a.m.

MT. CRAWFORD – Hurricane Sandy’s strong winds have caused outages in the city of Winchester, Augusta, Clarke, Frederick, Highland, Page, Rockingham, Shenandoah, and Warren counties of Shenandoah Valley Electric Cooperative’s (SVEC) service region. As of 4:30 a.m., approximately 9,789 meters are without power in the SVEC service area.

SVEC Hurricane Sandy Outage Update 9:30 p.m.

MT. CRAWFORD – Hurricane Sandy’s strong winds have caused outages in the city of Winchester, and Augusta, Clarke, Frederick, Page, Rockingham, and Shenandoah counties of Shenandoah Valley Electric Cooperative’s (SVEC) service region. As of 9:30 p.m., approximately 6,202 meters are without power in the SVEC service area.

Hurricane Sandy Causes Outages in SVEC Service Territory

MT. CRAWFORD – Hurricane Sandy’s strong winds have caused outages in Frederick County of Shenandoah Valley Electric Cooperative’s (SVEC) service region. As of 4:00 p.m., approximately 550 meters are without power in the SVEC service area.

Prepare for Potentially Severe Weather

MT. CRAWFORD – With strong winds and the possibility of a wintry mix of snow and/or rain in the forecast for parts of Shenandoah Valley Electric Cooperative’s (SVEC) eight-county service area, the Cooperative has implemented a plan of action to coordinate its response to the potential severe weather.

SVEC Energy Assistance

Winter is a trying time of year. Cold, wet weather drives people inside their homes. This also tends to drive up consumer energy bills.

Unclaimed Equity (Capital Credit) Refunds

Check here for a link to a list of SVEC members and former members who have not claimed their equity refunds. This refund was originally issued in August 2011 for the allocations of 1996.

SVEC Warns of Potential Green Dot Money Card Scam

MT. CRAWFORD – Shenandoah Valley Electric Cooperative (SVEC) has recently learned of a scam in which electric utility consumers are asked to purchase a Green Dot debit card in order to avoid having their electricity shut off.

SVEC Area Hit Hard by Powerful Storm

At a time of year already marked with the celebration of Independence Day, a couple of weather events made the days leading up to July 4 of this year unforgettable. The evening of Friday, June 29 brought a storm system known as a derecho to Shenandoah Valley Electric Cooperative’s (SVEC) service area, followed by scorching temperatures in the days after. With whipping winds and abundant lightning, the derecho – Spanish for straight – tore through SVEC’s eight-county service territory Friday night, leaving 44,590 of SVEC’s 92,000 accounts (about 48 percent of SVEC’s total accounts) without service at one point, and overall, with expected total storm-related costs and expenses at more than $2.5 million.

SVEC Works to Complete Restoration 4:30 a.m.

MT. CRAWFORD – As Shenandoah Valley Electric Cooperative (SVEC) continues efforts to complete power restoration to all members, some different steps are necessary to meet the challenges associated with remaining service outages. As a result, as the day continues, the number of outages may fluctuate as crews work to restore service. These outages are mainly a result of measures taken to ensure the safety of SVEC’s linemen and other crews. Additionally, storms moved through the areas in which the crews were working on Wednesday evening. These storms also affected restoration efforts and reported outage numbers.

SVEC Works to Complete Restoration 9:30 p.m.

MT. CRAWFORD – As Shenandoah Valley Electric Cooperative (SVEC) continues efforts to complete power restoration to all members, some different steps are necessary to meet the challenges associated with remaining service outages. As a result, as the day continues, the number of outages may fluctuate as crews work to restore service. These outages are mainly a result of measures taken to ensure the safety of SVEC’s linemen and other crews. Additionally, storms are moving through the areas in which the crews are working. These storms may also affect restoration efforts and reported outage numbers.

SVEC Works to Complete Restoration 11:15 a.m.

MT. CRAWFORD – As Shenandoah Valley Electric Cooperative (SVEC) continues efforts to complete power restoration to all members, some different steps are necessary to meet the challenges associated with remaining service outages. As a result, as the day continues, the number of outages may fluctuate as crews work to restore service. These outages are mainly a result of measures taken to ensure the safety of SVEC’s linemen and other crews. Additionally, during an event such as this, “blinking” of lights may occur.

SVEC Works to Complete Restoration 4:30 a.m.

MT. CRAWFORD – As Shenandoah Valley Electric Cooperative (SVEC) continues efforts to complete power restoration to all members, some different steps are necessary to meet the challenges associated with remaining service outages. As a result, as the day continues, the number of outages may fluctuate as crews work to restore service. These outages are mainly a result of measures taken to ensure the safety of SVEC’s linemen and other crews. Additionally, during an event such as this, “blinking” of lights may occur.

SVEC Works to Complete Restoration 10:15 p.m.

MT. CRAWFORD – As Shenandoah Valley Electric Cooperative (SVEC) continues efforts to complete power restoration to all members, some different steps are necessary to meet the challenges associated with remaining service outages. As a result, as the day continues, the number of outages may fluctuate as crews work to restore service. These outages are a result of measures taken to ensure the safety of SVEC’s linemen and other crews. Additionally, during an event such as this, “blinking” of lights may occur.

SVEC Works to Complete Restoration 4:30 p.m.

MT. CRAWFORD – As Shenandoah Valley Electric Cooperative (SVEC) continues efforts to complete power restoration to all members, some different steps are necessary to meet the challenges associated with remaining service outages. As a result, as the day continues, the number of outages may fluctuate as crews work to restore service. These outages are a result of measures taken to ensure the safety of SVEC’s linemen and other crews. Additionally, during an event such as this, “blinking” of lights may occur.

Update to SVEC Outages as of 11:15 a.m.

MT. CRAWFORD – Friday evening’s severe weather caused outages in the city of Winchester, Augusta, Frederick, Highland, Page, Rockingham, Shenandoah, and Warren counties of Shenandoah Valley Electric Cooperative’s (SVEC) service region. As of 11:15 a.m., approximately 2,015 members are without power in the SVEC service area. Please find an approximation of the outages, by locality, listed below.

Update to SVEC Outages as of 10:15 p.m.

MT. CRAWFORD – Friday evening’s severe weather caused outages in the city of Winchester, Augusta, Frederick, Highland, Page, Rockingham, Shenandoah, and Warren counties of Shenandoah Valley Electric Cooperative’s (SVEC) service region. As of 10:15 p.m., approximately 2,703 members are without power in the SVEC service area. Please find an approximation of the outages, by locality, listed below.

Update to SVEC Outages as of 4:15 p.m.

MT. CRAWFORD – Friday evening’s severe weather caused outages in the city of Winchester, Augusta, Frederick, Highland, Page, Rockingham, Shenandoah, and Warren counties of Shenandoah Valley Electric Cooperative’s (SVEC) service region. As of 4:15 p.m., approximately 5,559 members are without power in the SVEC service area. Please find an approximation of the outages, by locality, listed below.

Update to SVEC Outages as of 11:30 a.m.

MT. CRAWFORD – Friday evening’s severe weather caused outages in the city of Winchester, Augusta, Frederick, Highland, Page, Rockingham, Shenandoah, and Warren counties of Shenandoah Valley Electric Cooperative’s (SVEC) service region. As of 11:30 a.m., approximately 8,306 members are without power in the SVEC service area. Please find an approximation of the outages, by locality, listed below.

Update to SVEC Outages as of 4:15 a.m.

MT. CRAWFORD – Friday evening’s severe weather caused outages in the city of Winchester, Augusta, Frederick, Highland, Page, Rockingham, Shenandoah, and Warren counties of Shenandoah Valley Electric Cooperative’s (SVEC) service region. As of 4:15 a.m., approximately 9,458 members are without power in the SVEC service area. Please find an approximation of the outages, by locality, listed below.

Update to SVEC Outages as of 10:30 p.m.

MT. CRAWFORD – Friday evening’s severe weather caused outages in the city of Winchester, Augusta, Frederick, Highland, Page, Rockingham, Shenandoah, and Warren counties of Shenandoah Valley Electric Cooperative’s (SVEC) service region. As of 10:30 p.m., approximately 9,717 members are without power in the SVEC service area. Please find an approximation of the outages, by locality, listed below.

Update to SVEC Outages as of 4:30 p.m.

MT. CRAWFORD – Friday evening’s severe weather caused outages in the city of Winchester, Augusta, Frederick, Highland, Page, Rockingham, Shenandoah, and Warren counties of Shenandoah Valley Electric Cooperative’s (SVEC) service region. As of 4:30 p.m., approximately 15,901 members are without power in the SVEC service area. Please find an approximation of the outages, by locality, listed below.

Update to SVEC Outages as of 10:45 a.m.

MT. CRAWFORD – Friday evening’s severe weather caused outages in the city of Winchester, Augusta, Frederick, Highland, Page, Rockingham, Shenandoah, and Warren counties of Shenandoah Valley Electric Cooperative’s (SVEC) service region. As of 10:45 a.m., approximately 19,753 members are without power in the SVEC service area. Please find an approximation of the outages, by locality, listed below.

Update to SVEC Outages as of 4:45 a.m.

MT. CRAWFORD – Friday evening’s severe weather caused outages in the city of Winchester, Augusta, Frederick, Highland, Page, Rockingham, Shenandoah, and Warren counties of Shenandoah Valley Electric Cooperative’s (SVEC) service region. As of 4:45 a.m., approximately 18,864 members are without power in the SVEC service area. Please find an approximation of the outages, by locality, listed below.

Update to SVEC Outages as of 10:45 p.m.

MT. CRAWFORD – Yesterday evening’s severe weather has caused outages in the city of Winchester, Augusta, Frederick, Highland, Page, Rockingham, Shenandoah, and Warren counties of Shenandoah Valley Electric Cooperative’s (SVEC) service region. As of 10:45 p.m., approximately 18,700 members are without power in the SVEC service area. Please find an approximation of the outages, by locality, listed below.

Update Regarding SVEC Outages as of 4:45 p.m.

MT. CRAWFORD – Yesterday evening’s severe weather has caused outages in the city of Winchester, Augusta, Frederick, Highland, Page, Rockingham, Shenandoah, and Warren counties of Shenandoah Valley Electric Cooperative’s (SVEC) service region. As of 4:45 p.m., approximately 25,665 members are without power in the SVEC service area. Please find an approximation of the outages, by locality, listed below.

Update Regarding SVEC Outages

MT. CRAWFORD - Yesterday evening’s severe weather has caused outages in the city of Winchester, Augusta, Frederick, Highland, Page, Rockingham, Shenandoah, and Warren counties of Shenandoah Valley Electric Cooperative’s (SVEC) service region. As of 1:30 p.m., approximately 27,590 members are without power in the SVEC service area. Please find an approximation of the outages, by locality, listed below.

SVEC HOLDS ANNUAL MEETING JUNE 14

The Cooperative’s 76th Annual Meeting was held on June 14, at the James Madison University Convocation Center. More than 1,550 members and guests attended the meeting. The meeting is held every year for member/owners to elect their board of directors and learn about the year’s Co-op business.

DO YOU HAVE ENERGY VAMPIRES IN YOUR HOME?

Vampires have frightened people for generations. The fangs, the wings, the immortality: it’s scary stuff. Though that’s all legend—a subject for movies and Halloween costumes— a different breed of vampire could be lurking in your home right now. These vampires don’t drink blood; they consume electricity. An energy vampire, also called a phantom or parasitic load, is any device that consumes electricity when turned “off.” These electronic devices provide the modern-day conveniences we love, but they also waste energy and cost us money.

SVEC TO BEGIN CLEARING RIGHTS OF WAY USING HELICOPTER

Shenandoah Valley Electric Cooperative has contracted with a company using a helicopter to trim trees along power lines in these areas, which starts on approximately February 1 and continues through August, 2012.

SUPPORT SVEC ENERGY ASSISTANCE PROGRAM

​Winter is a trying time of year. Cold, wet weather drives people inside their homes. This also tends to drive up consumer energy bills. Individuals having a difficult time paying utility bills tend to have an even harder time during the winter, and now they face an added challenge with the higher cost of energy, but the utilities are essential in providing warmth, comfort, and a quality standard of living. Those experiencing difficulty may be in need of assistance.

SVEC ADVISES MEMBER/OWNERS OF PLANNED OUTAGE

Approximately 4300 member/owners of Shenandoah Valley Electric Cooperative (SVEC) will experience an interruption of electric service beginning September 13, 2011 at 10 p.m. and ending September 14, 2011 at 1 a.m.

SVEC ANNOUNCES RATE CHANGES FOR NEWLY ACQUIRED SERVICE TERRITORY

Shenandoah Valley Electric Cooperative (SVEC) announced today that residential members of the Cooperative residing within Allegheny Energy’s former service territory will see small rate changes as of July 1, 2011. These rate changes have been approved by the State Corporation Commission (SCC).

SVEC TO BEGIN CLEARING RIGHTS OF WAY USING HELICOPTER

Shenandoah Valley Electric Cooperative has contracted with a company using a helicopter to trim trees along power lines in these areas, which starts on approximately April 1 and continues through August, 2011.

SVEC RECEIVES SAFETY AWARD

Shenandoah Valley Electric Cooperative (SVEC) has again earned the Certificate of Excellence for Safety by the Rural Electric Safety Accreditation Program (RESAP).

INFORMATION REGARDING WINTER BILLS

Shenandoah Valley Electric Cooperative (SVEC) wants to make members aware that with the recent cold temperatures, higher electric bills could result due to increased electric use. Wintertime usually means higher heating bills, but the temperatures have been remarkably cold recently, and for longer periods of time. With highs only in the lower to mid 30s, significant increases in electric bills could be possible.

SALE OF WEST VIRGINIA DISTRIBUTION OPERATIONS

Effective January 1, 2011, Shenandoah Valley Electric Cooperative transferred its West Virginia service territory to Allegheny Power, and SVEC member/owners located in West Virginia became Allegheny Power consumers.

INFORMATION REGARDING POTENTIAL MONEY-SAVING OPPORTUNITIES

​From October 8-11, Qualified Energy Star and WaterSense products will be exempt from Virginia sales tax. Products must be priced at $2,500 or less for each item, and be purchased for noncommercial home or personal use.

SVEC REQUESTS THAT MEMBERS CURB ELECTRIC USAGE

A request is being made by Shenandoah Valley Electric Cooperative (SVEC), that due to extreme heat conditions and excessive energy consumption across the east coast, members make every attempt to conserve electricity during the peak demand time this evening, from 1-7 p.m.

Sale of Allegheny Energy's Virginia Territory Approved

The Virginia State Corporation Commission, on Friday, gave final approval allowing Rappahannock and Shenandoah Valley Electric Cooperatives to acquire the Virginia distribution assets of Allegheny Energy, Inc. (NYSE: AYE).

SVEC MEMBERS TO RECEIVE CAPITAL CREDITS

Shenandoah Valley Electric Cooperative (SVEC) has announced that Virginia members for 2009 will receive capital credits, one of the benefits of being a member/owner of the Cooperative.

SVEC ANNOUNCES SCHOLARSHIP WINNERS

Shenandoah Valley Electric Cooperative (SVEC) is pleased to announce the four winners of their 19th annual scholarships, in the amount of $1,000 each. The students attend three of the high schools in the four counties that SVEC serves.

KEY PARTIES REACH AGREEMENT ON SALE OF POTOMAC EDISON'S VIRGINIA ASSETS

Executives from Rappahannock Electric Cooperative (REC), Shenandoah Valley Electric Cooperative (SVEC), and Allegheny Energy, Inc. (AE) announced that they had reached a stipulation agreement concerning the acquisition of Allegheny Energy’s Potomac Edison (PE) electric distribution assets in Virginia. The Office of the Attorney General of Virginia and the County of Frederick also joined in the stipulation agreement.

SVEC TO START CLEARING RIGHTS OF WAY USING HELICOPTER

The helicopter used for clearing SVEC rights of way will officially start Friday, April 23 in the Rockingham district.

SVEC'S MEMBER/OWNERS SAVE AS A RESULT OF LOAD MANAGEMENT PROGRAM

Shenandoah Valley Electric Cooperative (SVEC) is pleased to announce positive financial results regarding its Load Management program. For 2009, the program saved the Cooperative and its members $1,443,100. The return on investment is extremely high for this program, and the investment is recovered in about 1.5 years. From 2008 to 2009, SVEC added about 1,150 switches to their system, bringing the total to 7,794 switches.

SVEC PREPARES FOR TREE TRIMMING

Shenandoah Valley Electric Cooperative has contracted with a company using a helicopter to trim trees along power lines in the areas below beginning April 2010 and continuing through July 2010.

SVEC LOWERS ENERGY RATES TO VIRGINIA MEMBERS

​MOUNT CRAWFORD – Shenandoah Valley Electric Cooperative (SVEC) has announced that a reduction in fuel adjustment cost for March 2010 will decrease VA members’ energy bills by approximately 4.6 percent from what was charged in December 2009.

SVEC SCHEDULES POLE INSPECTION MAINTENANCE

​SVEC is planning to start pole inspection maintenance around April 1.

SVEC ANNOUNCES NEW WEB SITE DESIGN

Shenandoah Valley Electric Cooperative (SVEC) is pleased to announce the roll out of their new Web site (www.svec.coop), which has been re-designed to ease navigation, and enhanced with drop-down menus and “quick links”. The page layout is simple and clean, with a link to current SVEC headlines and a Kids’ Zone area.

CO-OPS FILE TESTIMONY SUPPORTING THE BENEFITS OF ACQUISITION TO MEMBERS

Executives from Rappahannock Electric Cooperative (REC) and Shenandoah Valley Electric Cooperative (SVEC) filed formal testimony with the Virginia State Corporation Commission today rebutting inaccuracies and misconceptions about the proposed acquisition of Allegheny Energy’s Virginia service territory. SVEC and REC use facts to demonstrate the benefits of the acquisition to the customers of Allegheny and the current members of REC and SVEC.

SVEC Restores Power from February 5 Storm, Awaits Next Winter Blast

As of late Monday night, Shenandoah Valley Electric Cooperative (SVEC) had restored power to all of its members following the February 5 winter storm that deposited a deep, heavy snow on the Valley.

SVEC Encourages Preparation for Potential Winter Storm

​MT. CRAWFORD – With snow in the forecast for parts of Shenandoah Valley Electric Cooperative’s four-county service area, SVEC has pulled together key staff members responsible for working these types of situations and has implemented a plan of action to coordinate our response to the severe weather.

CO-OPS CONFIDENT OF BENEFITS OF ACQUISITION TO MEMBERS

Fredericksburg and Mount Crawford, Virginia – February 1, 2010 –Executives from Rappahannock Electric Cooperative (REC) and Shenandoah Valley Electric Cooperative (SVEC) said they are confident that the acquisition of Allegheny Power’s Virginia service territory will benefit the customers currently served by Allegheny as well as current Cooperative members.