News Releases 2016

NOVEC will recycle Christmas greens at Gainesville office    -   December 07, 2016
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. 26 through Jan. 9....
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NOVEC will return $3.1M in CashBack to customers in December and give power-cost credits in 2017    -   December 01, 2016
NOVEC will return $3.1M in CashBack to customers in December and give power-cost credits in 2017...
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NOVEC HELPS is collecting Thanksgiving food and Toys for Tots    -   November 04, 2016
The Northern Virginia Electric Cooperative’s group of employee volunteers, NOVEC HELPS, is collecting non-perishable Thanksgiving food for area food banks through Nov. 15. It will also collect new unwrapped toys, gift bags, and wrapping paper for the United States Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots project through Dec. 9....
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NOVEC offers easy way to help low-income people stay warm this winter    -   October 17, 2016
NOVEC offers easy way to help low-income people stay warm this winter...
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Tour Prince William County Landfill on Oct. 15    -   October 13, 2016
Prince William County invites the public and media to tour Prince William Energy, a renewable landfill gas-to-energy (LFG) plant at the Prince William County Landfill, on Saturday, October 15 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The tour on Prince William Recycles Day will show how Northern Virginia Electric Cooperative uses electricity generated by trash to power thousands of area homes....
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12 Cost-Saving Ways to Save on Heating Bills    -   October 13, 2016
MANASSAS, Va. – Winter is coming, and the Northern Virginia Electric Cooperative says now is the time to prepare homes for cold weather and higher heating bills....
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On 811 Day, NOVEC reminds homeowners and contractors to call 811 before digging    -   August 11, 2016
In recognition of 811 Day on Aug. 11, Northern Virginia Electric Cooperative and VA811, also known as Miss Utility of Virginia, remind homeowners and contractors to call 811, or 800-552-3120, before digging to landscape, build decks, or do anything that could damage underground utility equipment....
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NOVEC says get the AC ready for the heat wave    -   July 22, 2016
A heat wave is coming and it will make most air conditioners run longer and harder. Northern Virginia Electric Cooperative recommends checking the cooling system now to prepare for the rest of summer’s soaring temperatures and humidity....
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NOVEC fourth grader wins ‘Best in Show’ in statewide youth art contest    -   July 06, 2016
Mihika Dusad, the 9-year-old daughter of Northern Virginia Electric Cooperative (NOVEC) members Meenal and Amit Dusad, has earned “Best in Show” honors in Cooperative Living magazine’s 2016 Youth Art Contest....
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NOVEC takes area students on tour to see government at work!    -   June 24, 2016
The Northern Virginia Electric Cooperative took five high school students who live in NOVEC’s service territory on an all-expenses-paid trip to Washington, D.C., June 12-16 during the 52nd Annual National Rural Electric Cooperative Association (NRECA) Youth Tour. The students joined 1,700 other students from across the U.S. who came to the nation’s capital to see government at work....
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NOVEC lineman saves a man in cardiac arrest    -   June 23, 2016
A Northern Virginia Electric Cooperative lineman saved a man’s life on June 17 in Springfield, Virginia, by using cardiac pulmonary resuscitation skills he learned at NOVEC....
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NOVEC takes area students on tour to see government at work    -   June 20, 2016
The Northern Virginia Electric Cooperative took five high school students who live in NOVEC’s service territory on an all-expenses-paid trip to Washington, D.C., June 12-16 during the 52nd Annual National Rural Electric Cooperative Association (NRECA) Youth Tour. The students joined 1,700 other students from across the U.S. who came to the nation’s capital to see government at work....
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Area high school seniors win electric co-op scholarships    -   June 20, 2016
Northern Virginia Electric Cooperative (NOVEC) and the Virginia, Maryland & Delaware Association of Electric Cooperatives (VMDAEC) have awarded 15 college scholarships in May and June to outstanding high school seniors who live in Fairfax, Fauquier, Loudoun, Prince William and Stafford counties, and in the City of Manassas Park....
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NOVEC Prince William County member receives electric cooperatives' Good Samaritan Award    -   June 13, 2016
Ron DeFreitas, a Prince William County member of Northern Virginia Electric Cooperative, has received the 2016 Good Samaritan Award from the electric cooperatives of Virginia, Maryland and Delaware. The Woodbridge, Virginia, resident received this award for establishing the Reel American Heroes Foundation (RAHF), an organization that provides resources and equipment to wounded and disabled veterans so that they can enjoy fishing....
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NOVEC linemen win events at Lineman’s Rodeo    -   June 10, 2016
Linemen from Northern Virginia Electric Cooperative were among those earning top honors at the 14th Annual Gaff-n-Go Lineman’s Rodeo on June 4 at Meadow Event Park in Doswell, Virginia. NOVEC’s linemen competed alongside 115 other linemen from 14 electric utilities in six states....
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Summer is going to be hot!    -   June 06, 2016
MANASSAS, Va. — The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration is forecasting a hotter than normal summer for much of the United States. On May 19, 2016, NOAA’s Climate Prediction Center wrote: “The June-July-August 2016 temperature outlook indicates increased probabilities of above-normal temperatures across much of the continental U.S. … The highest probabilities for above-normal temperatures are nearer the coasts.”...
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With hurricane season starting June 1, NOVEC says get ready for a stormy summer    -   June 01, 2016
MANASSAS, Va. — The 2016 Farmers’ Almanac said, “Thunderstorms sweep in” May 20-23 in the Mid-Atlantic region, and “Showers could linger around Pimlico for Preakness Stakes.” Anyone who watched the drenched, muddy Preakness horses and jockeys race on May 21 knew the almanac got it right....
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NOVEC offers ways consumers can help the environment on Earth Day    -   April 18, 2016
MANASSAS, Va. —Earth Day is on April 22 and the Northern Virginia Electric Cooperative urges everyone to help the environment by using energy wisely. NOVEC provides ways to save....
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NOVEC has had few power outages despite blizzard    -   February 09, 2016
MANASSAS, Va., Saturday evening, Jan. 23, 2016 —The Northern Virginia Electric Cooperative has had relatively few power outages on Jan. 23 despite powerful winds and two feet of snow that have turned the Mid-Atlantic states white. Line and tree crews have responded to power-outage reports since Saturday morning when Blizzard Jonas intensified in Northern Virginia....
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NOVEC is preparing for snow    -   February 09, 2016
Northern Virginia Electric Cooperative is preparing for snow that weather forecasters say could reach Northern Virginia on Friday, Jan. 22....
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NOVEC is accepting high school students’ applications for Youth Tour    -   February 09, 2016
Northern Virginia Electric Cooperative is accepting applications from area high school and home-school students for the annual National Rural Electric Cooperative Association (NRECA) Youth Tour, June 12-16, 2016, to see government in action....
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NOVEC is now accepting college scholarship applications    -   February 09, 2016
Northern Virginia Electric Cooperative and Virginia, Maryland &Delaware Association of Electric Cooperatives are accepting applications for higher-education scholarships from high school and home-school seniors who receive electricity from electric cooperatives. Applications for NOVEC's scholarships are due by the close of business on March 14, 2016, and the VMDAEC applications are due Feb. 10, 2016....
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