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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...

Snow Causes Outages

2/7/21 Heavy, wet snow early Sunday has led to outages across Shenandoah Valley Electric Cooperative’s service region, predominantly in its southern end. SVEC crews from all districts are working diligently, as conditions permit, to restore service to members as...

Top 10 Winter Tips

Extreme temperatures in winter and summer generally lead to higher electric bills. The connection is straightforward: Your heating or cooling system works harder (i.e., uses more electricity) to keep you comfortable, and that comfort can come at a higher-than-ordinary...

Paper Bills May Arrive Late

12/30/2020 We know there have been some obstacles with the postal service lately, including the late delivery of SVEC bills. No need to worry! Here are other ways that you can view or pay your balance: Enroll in EZ Pay: this payment option allows the amount of your...

Important Update on Virginia’s Utility Disconnection Moratorium

11/20/2020 The following notices are being sent with monthly bills in December to Shenandoah Valley Electric Cooperative members after Gov. Ralph Northam signed Virginia’s budget. Notice to Nonresidential Member-Consumers As of November 18, 2020, nonresidential...

SVEC Holds 84th Annual Meeting

To hear an audio recording of the event, please click here. Shenandoah Valley Electric Cooperative members voted in unprecedented numbers en route to re-electing two people to the board of directors, as announced at the 84th annual membership meeting on Thursday...

SVEC Names New President and CEO

7/9/20 Effective July 9, 2020, the Shenandoah Valley Electric Cooperative Board of Directors is pleased to announce Greg Rogers as the organization’s new President and Chief Executive Officer (CEO). He is the seventh leader in the Cooperative’s 84-year history. Rogers...

SVEC Business Meeting Goes to the Phones

UPDATED 6/18/20 - Link to minutes now available below A year already pegged for change will undergo further modifications as SVEC’s annual business meeting becomes a telephone town hall-style event on Thursday, August 13. The meeting will begin as originally planned...

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...

Keep the Power Flowing

SVEC Works Hard to Protect People, Keep Power Flowing At Shenandoah Valley Electric Cooperative, we thought we’ve seen it all. There have been floods, blizzards, ice storms, heat waves and something apparently called a derecho. Through all of these events, our...

SVEC Offices Closing

UPDATED: February 2, 2021 Beginning Friday, March 27, Shenandoah Valley Electric Cooperative encourages members to take advantage of remote payment options as well as kiosks and drop boxes at all office locations for members’ convenience. The cooperative asks that...

SVEC Waiving Disconnects and Late Fees

Together with all electric cooperatives in Virginia, effective immediately, and continuing until further notice, Shenandoah Valley Electric Cooperative is announcing that we are waiving disconnects for non-payment and suspending late payment penalty fees for our...

SVEC Makes Preparedness a Priority

March 24 Update: SVEC Works Hard to Protect People, Keep Power Flowing March 18 Update: SVEC Offices Closing March 16 Update: SVEC Waiving Disconnects for Non-payments and Late Payment Penalty Fees ORIGINAL MESSAGE: Like many of our members, Shenandoah Valley Electric...

Credit Card Payments On Hold

UPDATE (4:30 p.m. March 4): SVEC’s credit card processor is currently reversing all duplicate charges that were issued earlier this week. They should complete that process by tomorrow morning. Members that were affected should know that it may take 1-2 business days...

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...

SVEC Welcomes Increased Solar in Power Supply Mix

ROCKINGHAM – Shenandoah Valley Electric Cooperative (SVEC) will be among the utilities to benefit from a new partnership between Old Dominion Electric Cooperative (ODEC) and EDF Renewables North America. ODEC and EDF have entered an agreement to develop and build a...

Hot Temperatures Lead to Higher Electricity Use

Shenandoah Valley Electric Cooperative (SVEC) wants to make members aware that with a stretch of hot temperatures in the forecast, higher electric bills could result because of increased electric use. Summertime usually means higher cooling bills, but the temperatures...

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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.