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Shelia Bradley joins NOVEC’s public relations division    -   October 09, 2019
Shelia C. Bradley has joined Northern Virginia Electric Cooperative’s public relations division. The former legislative aide to two delegates in the Virginia House of Delegates will handle public relations in Halifax County, where she lives and where NOVEC operates its biomass power plant....
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NOVEC asks if you see something, say something    -   September 17, 2019
Northern Virginia Electric Cooperative asks the public to be on the lookout for suspicious activity around NOVEC’s electrical equipment, located throughout Northern Virginia, and report it to NOVEC and the police immediately....
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Don't be hot and bothered NOVEC's tips help lower air-conditioning costs this summer    -   September 03, 2019
“Electric bills rise in summer as air conditioners use more energy to cool spaces,” explains Marlon Gilbert, a NOVEC energy services specialist. “NOVEC wants to help consumers control costs so their electric bills won’t spike as heat and humidity increase.”  ...
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NOVEC crews are working around the clock to restore power after Wednesday’s thunderstorm    -   July 18, 2019
Northern Virginia Electric Cooperative crews worked through the night and will continue to work around the clock to restore power to all Co-op customers affected by a powerful thunderstorm that tore through the Washington, D.C., region on Wednesday just after 4 p.m. More than 11,000 NOVEC customers lost power as strong winds blew trees and branches onto power lines and broke utility poles....
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Don't be hot and bothered NOVEC's tips help lower air-conditioning costs    -   July 17, 2019
“Electric bills rise in summer as air conditioners use more energy to cool spaces,” explains Marlon Gilbert, a NOVEC energy services specialist. “NOVEC wants to help consumers control costs so their electric bills won’t spike as heat and humidity increase.”  ...
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NOVEC and regional electric cooperatives award scholarships to Northern Virginia students    -   June 12, 2019
Northern Virginia Electric Cooperative (NOVEC) and the Virginia, Maryland & Delaware Association of Electric Cooperatives (VMDAEC) have awarded college and higher education scholarships to 13 Northern Virginia high school seniors....
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Tornadoes are happening    -   May 30, 2019
MANASSAS, Va. — A number of tornados and powerful thunderstorms churned through much of the U.S. in May and left death, destruction, and power outages in their wake. Northern Virginia Electric Cooperative (NOVEC) asks the public to be prepared before the next powerful storm hits....
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NOVEC offers easy Earth Day energy-saving tips    -   April 18, 2019
MANASSAS, Va. -- The Northern Virginia Electric Cooperative offers easy ways to save energy on Earth Day on April 22, and every warm day this spring and summer....
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NOVEC asks people and businesses to keep flying objects away from power lines    -   March 29, 2019
NOVEC asks people and businesses to keep flying objects away from power lines. Kites, balloons, drones, and model airplanes can cause power outages if they touch power lines, and anyone holding onto a metallic balloon or kite with metal parts could suffer an electric shock or electrocution....
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NOVEC to Purchase Renewable Energy from 300-MW of Solar Facilities within the PJM Territory through an Agreement with D. E. Shaw Renewable Investments    -   February 19, 2019
Northern Virginia Electric Cooperative (NOVEC) and D. E. Shaw Renewable Investments (DESRI) recently reached an agreement for NOVEC to purchase approximately 300 megawatts (MW) of electrical energy output from solar facilities owned by DESRI. NOVEC selected DESRI from among multiple bidders to provide the cooperative with additional renewable resources....
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When temperatures go low, electricity bills go high - NOVEC offers help    -   January 29, 2019
MANASSAS, Va. – Winter dropped almost a foot of snow on Northern Virginia on Jan. 12-13 and another polar vortex swooping down from the North Pole could bring record-breaking temperatures this week. If weather forecasters are correct, more snow and subzero temperatures could put much of the country in a deep freeze before winter is over....
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NOVEC and its electric co-op association are offering higher-education scholarships    -   January 22, 2019
MANASSAS, Va. – Northern Virginia Electric Cooperative and the Virginia, Maryland & Delaware Association of Electric Cooperatives are offering higher-education scholarships to public, private, and home-schooled high school seniors who receive electricity from electric cooperatives....
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Recycling Christmas trees at NOVEC’s Gainesville center helps the environment    -   December 11, 2018
Northern Virginia Electric Cooperative will accept evergreen Christmas trees and greens at its technical center at 5399 Wellington Branch Road, Gainesville, VA 20155, near I-66 from Dec. 26 through Jan. 7....
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NOVEC is giving customers $4M in CashBack for the holidays    -   November 27, 2018
MANASSAS, Va. ― Northern Virginia Electric Cooperative (NOVEC) will give more than $4 million in CashBack to all current and former Co-op customers. Current customers will see a credit on their December bills while former customers will receive checks when the amount exceeds $5....
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HELPS collects toys for tots and teens    -   November 27, 2018
MANASSAS, Va. – The Northern Virginia Electric Cooperative’s group of employee volunteers, NOVEC HELPS, is collecting new toys for children and new gifts for teenagers for the Northern Virginia Family Service’s Gifting for Families program and the United States Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots drive....
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Join Operation Turkey by dropping off Thanksgiving food at NOVEC offices NVFS will distribute to low-income people    -   November 27, 2018
Northern Virginia Electric Cooperative asks area residents to join Operation Turkey by dropping off nonperishable Thanksgiving food at a NOVEC office until Nov. 14. NOVEC HELPS, a group of employee volunteers, will deliver the food to Northern Virginia Family Service....
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NOVEC says ‘treat’ your home with money- and energy-saving ‘tricks’ this Halloween    -   November 27, 2018
Northern Virginia Electric Cooperative urges homeowners to “treat” their homes with money- and energy-saving “tricks” for Halloween before cold weather haunts a house with high energy bills for months....
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NOVEC is ready for Hurricane Florence    -   September 12, 2018
Northern Virginia Electric Cooperative is ready for Hurricane Florence and the pouring rain she may bring to Virginia. The Co-op urges everyone to prepare now for possible power outages....
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NOVEC and DHS say to get ready for storms    -   August 29, 2018
Northern Virginia Electric Cooperative (NOVEC) and the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) urge everyone to be ready in case hurricanes, powerful winds, and thunderstorms cause destruction and power outages....
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Area high school seniors win scholarships from NOVEC and regional electric cooperatives    -   July 03, 2018
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 Northern Virginia....
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