News Releases - 2017

Stay warm for less cost with NOVEC’s 10 energy-saving    -   December 28, 2017
With temperatures in the teens this week and snow in the forecast, Northern Virginia Electric Cooperative wants everyone to stay warm inside -- without spending a lot on energy -- because as the 1944 Frank Loesser song says, “Baby it’s cold outside.”...
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Recycle Christmas trees at NOVEC’s Gainesville center and help the environment    -   December 12, 2017
Recycle Christmas trees at NOVEC’s Gainesville center and help the environment...
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NOVEC is giving customers $4M in CashBack in time for the December holidays    -   November 29, 2017
NOVEC is giving customers $4M in CashBack in time for the December holidays...
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NOVEC HELPS is collecting Toys for Tots and Teens    -   November 17, 2017
The Northern Virginia Electric Cooperative’s group of employee volunteers, NOVEC HELPS, is collecting new unwrapped toys, teen gifts, and wrapping supplies for the United States Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots project....
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Drop off Thanksgiving food at NOVEC offices    -   November 03, 2017
The Northern Virginia Electric Cooperative’s group of employee volunteers, NOVEC HELPS, is collecting nonperishable Thanksgiving food for low-income people through Wednesday, Nov. 15....
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NOVEC says, ‘Put batts in the belfry’ Halloween week before winter arrives    -   October 30, 2017
Northern Virginia Electric Cooperative urges homeowners to give their homes a Halloween treat before it becomes as cold as a witch’s heart and winter weather has a ghost of a chance of seeping through exterior cracks and spooking energy bills for months....
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Electric co-op volunteers help Project Mend-A-House repair Woodbridge homes and donate $15,000    -   October 27, 2017
On Oct. 3, 2017, nearly 60 Northern Virginia Electric Cooperative and National Rural Electric Cooperative Association employees repaired five mobile homes at Elm Farm Park in Woodbridge as part of the cooperative employees’ joint “Supporting Our Communities Volunteer Day.”...
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Calling poker players: Do community service by playing in NOVEC HELPS’ Texas Hold’em fundraiser Oct. 28    -   October 13, 2017
Northern Virginia Electric Cooperative’s group of employee volunteers, NOVEC HELPS, will hold its 7th annual Texas Hold’em fundraising poker tournament on Saturday, Oct. 28, at the Prince William County Police Association Hall, 14288 Independent Hill Drive, Manassas....
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NOVEC uses gas from trash to power homes    -   September 27, 2017
Many people may think trash is worthless, but not Northern Virginia Electric Cooperative. To NOVEC, decaying trash generates low-cost electricity for local homes and businesses....
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Electric co-op association honors NOVEC board director    -   July 31, 2017
The Virginia, Maryland & Delaware Association of Electric Cooperatives (VMDAEC) board of directors recognized J. Manley Garber of Woodbridge, Virginia, for more than five decades of service to the association and its 15 member cooperatives in three states. The board honored him at their July 24 annual meeting in Glen Allen, Virginia....
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NOVEC receives high J.D. Power score among largest U.S. electric utilities    -   July 17, 2017
NOVEC receives high J.D. Power score among largest U.S. electric utilities...
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It’s hot! NOVEC offers 10 energy- and cost-saving ways to stay cool    -   July 11, 2017
It’s hot! NOVEC offers 10 energy- and cost-saving ways to stay cool...
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Northern Virginia student wins ‘Best in Show’ in statewide youth art contest    -   July 06, 2017
Northern Virginia student wins ‘Best in Show’ in statewide youth art contest...
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NOVEC high school students join 1,800 more on Capitol Hill to see government in action    -   June 21, 2017
The Northern Virginia Electric Cooperative took five high school students on an all-expenses-paid trip to Washington, D.C., June 11-15, during the 53rd annual National Rural Electric Cooperative Association (NRECA) Youth Tour. The students, who live in NOVEC’s service territory, joined 1,800 other co-op students from across the U.S. to see government in action....
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NOVEC and regional electric cooperatives award scholarships to 16 local high school seniors    -   June 19, 2017
The Northern Virginia Electric Cooperative (NOVEC) and the Virginia, Maryland & Delaware Association of Electric Cooperatives (VMDAEC) have awarded college and higher-education scholarships to 16 high school seniors who live in Fairfax, Fauquier, Loudoun, Prince William, and Stafford counties, and the City of Manassas Park....
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NOVEC is recognized for ‘outstanding’ corporate citizenship    -   June 16, 2017
On May 24, the Prince William County Arts Council presented NOVEC with the Kathleen K. Seefeldt Awards for Art Excellence award in the Business Supporter category....
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NOVEC journeyman line techs win Lineman’s Rodeo    -   May 24, 2017
A Northern Virginia Electric Cooperative team of journeyman line technicians (linemen) won the overall journeyman competition at the 15th Annual Gaff-n-Go Lineman’s Rodeo, March 20, at Meadow Event Park in Doswell, Virginia....
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NOVEC crews restore power after powerful thunderstorm    -   April 07, 2017
Northern Virginia Electric Cooperative crews are going into their second day of restoring service to customers who lost power during the powerful thunderstorm on Thursday, April 6....
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NOVEC is preparing for March snowstorm    -   March 13, 2017
NOVEC is preparing for March snowstorm...
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Cooperative Living magazine and NOVEC seek student art for contest    -   February 27, 2017
MANASSAS, Va. — Cooperative Living magazine and Northern Virginia Electric Cooperative (NOVEC) encourage students in kindergarten through fifth grade to enter their art in the magazine’s 15th annual Youth Art Contest by the May 1 deadline. Art should reflect the “animals” theme....
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NOVEC is accepting high school students' applications for Youth Tour    -   January 26, 2017
— 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 11-15, 2017, to see government in action....
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Virginia’s electric cooperatives honor Del. Jackson Miller    -   January 24, 2017
The Hon. Jackson Miller of Manassas, who represents Virginia’s 50th House of Delegates District, was named a Distinguished Friend of Electric Cooperatives by the Virginia, Maryland & Delaware Association of Electric Cooperatives (VMDAEC)....
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NOVEC and regional electric cooperatives are offering scholarships to students in co-op households    -   January 12, 2017
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 13, 2017, and the VMDAEC applications are due Feb. 10, 2017....
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