News Releases 2015

Recycle Christmas greens at NOVEC office    -   December 15, 2015
Northern Virginia Electric Cooperative will accept evergreen Christmas trees, wreaths, and garland at its technical center at 5399 Wellington Branch Road, Gainesville, VA 20155, near I-66 from Dec. 28 through Jan. 10....
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NOVEC customers will receive $3.8M of CashBack in December    -   December 02, 2015
MANASSAS, Va. ― The Northern Virginia Electric Cooperative board of directors has authorized the retirement of $3.8 million in patronage capital credits to customer-owners during the December billing cycle. Current customers who began service with NOVEC between 1993 and December 2014 will see the retirement credited on their December bills in the form of "CashBack." Former customers who have a retirement of $5 or more will receive checks in the mail. As a not-for-profit business, NOVEC uses patronage capital to maintain, improve, and expand its electricity distribution system. The Co-op's board of directors votes to return a portion of the capital periodically to its customer-owners. "We're in a strong financial position," notes NOVEC President/CEO Stan Feuerberg. "As a result of our cost containment efforts, the board approved the retirement of this large amount of money —just in time for the December holidays."...
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HELPS is collecting Toys for Tots    -   November 18, 2015
The Northern Virginia Electric Cooperative's non-profit volunteer organization, NOVEC HELPS, is collecting new, unwrapped toys through Thursday, Dec. 10, for the United States Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots program. HELPS is also participating with the Toys for Tots Cruise-in Drive, organized by several local car clubs....
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NOVEC warns ‘winter is coming’    -   October 21, 2015
Many weather forecasters are predicting a snowy winter again this year. Therefore, Northern Virginia Electric Cooperative is encouraging homeowners to prepare their homes for cold weather now before winter truly arrives....
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NOVEC and Virginia offer programs to help low-income people stay warm this winter    -   October 08, 2015
MANASSAS, Va. - Northern Virginia Electric Cooperative and the Virginia Department of Social Services are offering programs that will help low-income Virginians stay warm this winter. NOVEC encourages its customer-owners to participate in Operation Round Up®(ORU), which provides heating assistance to qualified recipients, and the Co-op encourages eligible low-income households to apply for fuel assistance between Oct. 13 and Nov. 13 through VDSS's Energy Assistance Program....
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NOVEC's Operation Turkey food drive is on    -   November 02, 2015
Northern Virginia Electric Cooperative's group of employee volunteers, NOVEC HELPS, is asking area residents to donate non-perishable food to the Operation Turkey drive to help provide Thanksgiving meals for low-income people in Prince William County....
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NOVEC is prepared for nor’easter    -   October 02, 2015
Northern Virginia Electric Cooperative is prepared for the nor’easter and possible power outages caused by heavy rain and gusty winds this weekend. NOVEC urges customers to also be prepared....
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NOVEC members elect two new board directors at Co-op's annual meeting    -   September 21, 2015
Northern Virginia Electric Cooperative members elected Sean Bodkin and Brent George to serve on the Cooperative’s board of directors when more than 1,000 people gathered at NOVEC’s annual meeting at Battlefield High School in Haymarket, Va., on Sept. 16....
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Clifton, Va., teen earns nationwide service grant    -   September 02, 2015
Christina Anton, a high school senior from Clifton, Va., has earned a $500 student service grant as part of a nationwide project coordinated by the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association (NRECA) in partnership with “generationOn,” a global youth service organization....
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NOVEC receives second highest ranking in J.D. Power and Associates study    -   July 16, 2015
The Northern Virginia Electric Cooperative ranks second highest in customer satisfaction among midsize electric utilities in the United States South region and second highest among the 140 largest electric utilities in the nation according to the J.D. Power and Associates 2015 Electric Utility Residential Customer Satisfaction StudySM released on July 15, 2015....
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Ashburn Third Grader and Fairfax Station Fourth Grader Win in Electric Co-op Youth Art Contest    -   July 01, 2015
Mihika Dusad of Ashburn and Mary Grace Pisano of Fairfax Station, whose families receive electric power from Northern Virginia Electric Cooperative, have placed in Cooperative Living magazine’s 2015 Youth Art Contest....
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Local high school seniors win NOVEC and VMDAEC college scholarships    -   June 23, 2015
Northern Virginia Electric Cooperative (NOVEC) and the Virginia, Maryland & Delaware Association of Electric Cooperatives (VMDAEC) have awarded 14 college scholarships in May and June to outstanding high school seniors who live in the Co-op’s territory in Fairfax, Fauquier, Loudoun, Prince William and Stafford counties, and in the City of Manassas Park....
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NOVEC offers summer cooling tips as a hotter summer approaches    -   June 17, 2015
Summer arrives on Sunday, June 21, and the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) believes it will be hotter and more expensive than last summer as consumers use more air conditioning to stay comfortable....
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NOVEC HELPS Golf Tournament Deemed Hole in One    -   May 22, 2015
Ninety golfers and dozens of sponsors helped raise more than $22,000 net for charitable and community groups at the NOVEC HELPS, Hands Engaged in Local Public Service, third annual golf tournament, May 14, at the Stonewall Golf Club in Gainesville, Va....
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NOVEC says prepare for storms during Virginia’s 2015 sales tax holiday    -   May 21, 2015
Northern Virginia Electric Cooperative encourages consumers to prepare for hurricanes and other storms by purchasing needed supplies and equipment during Virginia’s sale tax holiday for hurricane and emergency preparedness, May 25-31, 2015....
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NOVEC Recognizes National Lineman Appreciation Day on April 13    -   April 13, 2015
The Northern Virginia Electric Cooperative is recognizing National Lineman Appreciation Day on Monday, April 13, and thanking linemen for the work they do to keep electricity flowing to America’s homes, schools, and businesses, even in the worst kinds of weather....
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NOVEC Linemen Take Top Honors in Regional Competition    -   March 31, 2015
Electric linemen from Northern Virginia Electric Cooperative took top honors at the 13th Annual Gaff-n-Go Lineman’s Rodeo, March 28, at Caroline County Agricultural Fairgrounds near Ruther Glen, Va....
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NOVEC offers efficient ways to stay warm as temperatures plunge    -   February 19, 2015
NOVEC offers easy energy-saving ways to stay warm and keep costs down....
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Colder weather than normal is causing consumers to use more energy this winter    -   February 13, 2015
Northern Virginia Electric Cooperative anticipates that the below-normal temperatures in January and the very cold weather approaching for Valentine’s weekend will be reflected in customers’ monthly bills. NOVEC suggests ways to use less energy and manage bill paying....
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High school seniors may apply for NOVEC and electric co-op scholarships    -   January 21, 2015
MANASSAS – The Northern Virginia Electric Cooperative and the Virginia, Maryland & Delaware Association of Electric Cooperatives (VMDAEC) are accepting applications for higher-education scholarships from high school and home-school seniors who receive electricity from electric cooperatives....
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