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Shenandoah Valley Electric Cooperative Mission Statement

“We Exist to Serve Our Members.”

We will provide reliable and safe electric service at the lowest possible cost within our service area, consistent with sound management and cooperative principles.

We will continually evaluate our members’ needs and work to exceed their expectations, pursuing opportunities that will benefit them.

About Shenandoah Valley Electric Cooperative

Chartered in 1936, SVEC maintains over 8,100 miles of electric lines and serves more than 97,000 meters in the counties of Augusta, Clarke, Frederick, Highland, Page, Rockingham, Shenandoah and Warren in Virginia, and the city of Winchester.  Shenandoah Valley Electric Cooperative was the first electric cooperative chartered in Virginia.

The Cooperative Advantage

The difference between Shenandoah Valley Electric Cooperative and other power companies is our ownership. Each person who receives service from this not-for-profit electric utility is a member and owner.

Members have a voice in the leadership of the cooperative and in the direction that those leaders take. Each member has one vote and all members have the opportunity to attend the annual meeting. The next meeting is to be held August 13, 2020. At the annual meeting, members elect directors and vote on any proposed bylaw changes.

All profits, or margins, are allocated back to the members based on patronage. “Equity capital” is a member’s share of the profits, or margin. Members receive a patronage refund of this Equity Capital over a period of time based on the policy of the cooperative.

Protecting Your Privacy

SVEC’s board of directors has established a privacy policy that can be found here: Privacy and Disclosure Final