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Explanation of Summer Rate Changes

UPDATED: 6/29/22 The cost of power is on the rise in July. Residential members will see this reflected in their bills under the “billing factor” line item. Those who use an average of 1,000 kilowatt-hours a month will see a total dollar increase of about $18.68....

Rate Changes Take Effect May 1

Beginning May 1, 2022, revised rates, to include increased costs at the wholesale power level because of surging natural gas prices, will take effect on SVEC bills. When considering the overall impact of the changes, the average SVEC residential member consuming 1,000...

SVEC Prepared for Snow

Power Restoration (1/14/22)    When large weather events cause widespread outages, Shenandoah Valley Electric Cooperative has a coordinated system in place to respond. The cooperative is ready to put the process in motion if Sunday’s forecasted snow brings...

Hayfield Area Outages Explained

UPDATED: 12/30/21 To members in the areas of Shawneeland, Mountain Falls Park and Back Mountain Road in Frederick County, a series of brief outages this week (the week of December 27) provides an opportunity to remind you, and further explain, an ongoing project to...

Outage Planned for West Winchester

10/18/21 To make emergency repairs to a transmission line into the West Winchester substation in Frederick County, a service interruption is scheduled to occur at 4 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 20. The outage is expected to last one hour. All 7,422 members served by the West...

SVEC Unclaimed Equity (Capital Credit) Refunds

UPDATED 8/4/21 The document in the link below ("List of Unclaimed Equity 2021") contains the names for an insert to the September 2021 Cooperative Living magazine. It's a list of SVEC members and former members who have not claimed their equity refunds from the...

Fred Garber Recognized as Co-op Leader

7/26/21 Fred C. Garber of Mount Jackson, a farmer, businessman and longtime electric cooperative director, is the recipient of the 2021 Electric Cooperative Leadership Award from the Virginia, Maryland & Delaware Association of Electric Cooperatives. Garber...

SVEC Returns More Than $5.5 Million to Members

7/9/21 SVEC members will receive a financial boost after their Board of Directors voted to return more than $5.5 million in capital credits. Such a return may occur for years in which a financial audit determines the cooperative’s revenues exceed expenses. Also...

Explaining Hot Line Tag

5/19/21 The next time you have a short service interruption or lights flicker, a life just may have been saved. Any time an SVEC crew is hands on with energized equipment, it initiates what’s called the hot line tag process. If they are setting a pole, replacing...

Best Practices for Reporting Outages

2/17/21 With another winter storm in the forecast, Shenandoah Valley Electric Cooperative encourages members to become familiar with how to report power outages and the process crews will take to restore service. How to Report Outages: Widespread, lengthy outages are...

Prepare for Severe Weather

4/12/20 Shenandoah Valley Electric Cooperative (SVEC) encourages members to be prepared for significant rainfall and high winds in the forecast beginning Sunday afternoon. SVEC will have extra support staff on standby, ready to respond, should outages occur and...

Spirit of SVEC

As a member-owned, locally-run cooperative, SVEC has a personal connection to our members. We believe in saving energy, saving dollars and serving our community. We made this video to help tell the story of you, because while we provide electricity, we're all part of...

Meter Tampering is Dangerous and Illegal

11/17/2017 Shenandoah Valley Electric Cooperative (SVEC) uses many different pieces of equipment to bring safe, reliable electric service to homes and businesses. Electric meters are utilized to accurately measure the amount of electricity used, and they are property...

Understanding SVEC’s Boundary Lines

11/6/2017 Have you ever wondered why you receive electricity from Shenandoah Valley Electric Cooperative (SVEC) and not another electric utility provider? Or why you receive service from the Cooperative but your neighbor doesn't? These “territories” are a result of a...

Underground vs. Overhead: Outages

3/1/2016 Despite the fact underground lines tend to be more reliable and are less likely to fail, they generally have higher installation and maintenance costs than the overhead alternative. Another notable disadvantage for underground lines is the ability to find the...

Meter Tampering is Dangerous

1/4/2016 At Shenandoah Valley Electric Cooperative (SVEC), we work to bring you reliable and safe electric service at the lowest possible cost. To achieve some of the Cooperative’s goals, it is with the help of you, our member-owners, that we are able to meet and...

Move Over For Parked Vehicles

Move Over For Parked Vehicles

The dangers of the job for roadside assistance personnel are apparent with every passing car: Any driver error has the potential to cause serious, if not fatal, harm. That’s why you should always move over into a more distant lane when approaching these vehicles...

A Day (or Two) with a Line Crew

10/27/2015 How successful are you at predicting the weather? If at all effective, Shenandoah Valley Electric Cooperative (SVEC) linemen would value your input. The fickleness of Mother Nature gives line personnel the only constant in their daily routine. From heavy...

Avoid Hanging Anything on Utility Poles

10/27/2015 At Shenandoah Valley Electric Cooperative (SVEC), we understand and can appreciate the need for posting yard sale signs or hanging decorations.  Whether it’s to share information with the neighborhood or to get in the holiday spirit, at some point there’s a...

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SVEC is governed by a democratically elected board of directors. Directors serve four-year terms.

SVEC’s senior staff is charged with overseeing the day-to-day success of the cooperative.