703-335-0500 or Toll-free 1-888-335-0500


NOVEC Territory MapNorthern Virginia Electric Cooperative is a locally based and locally owned electric distribution system headquartered in Manassas, Virginia.

Office Locations/Service Territory

  • NOVEC has office locations located throughout our service territory in Manassas, Gainesville, Leesburg and Minnieville.
  • NOVEC's service territory encompasses 651 square miles with more than 7,200 miles of power lines.
  • NOVEC provides reliable electric service to more than 167,000 homes and businesses located in Clarke, Fairfax, Fauquier, Loudoun, Prince William and Stafford counties, the City of Manassas Park and the Town of Clifton, all in the state of Virginia.
  • NOVEC will open a new service center in Loudoun County in 2018 to better serve our customer-owners in the area.
  • County Fact Sheets: Fairfax, Fauquier, Loudoun, Prince William, Stafford


  • NOVEC is a not-for-profit corporation. As a cooperative it is owned and controlled by its customer-owners — the customers who purchase energy from NOVEC.
  • NOVEC's customer-owners elect a board of directors which governs all Cooperative business affairs.
  • The majority of NOVEC's customers are residential and small commercial, however we provide electric service to numerous large commercial retailers such as Potomac Mills Outlet Mall, NOAA's Mount Weather Facility, Vulcan Materials Company, Verizon, AT&T, Doane Food Products, Treasure Chest Advertising, several Luck Stone Corporation quarry locations, and multiple data centers.

Transmission IconTechnology At Work

As a leader on the high-tech frontier, NOVEC is using proven, cost-effective technology to improve productivity and reliability, reduce expenses, and increase cybersecurity – a national priority. Today’s technology includes what the industry calls “smart grid,” as well as fiber optics, and mobile workforce.


Electric System

  • Printable Overview Fact Sheet
  • Printable NOVEC At A Glance Fact SheetPower lines icon
  • NOVEC is a distribution electric cooperative. NOVEC purchases wholesale power through the PJM marketplace. PJM Interconnection coordinates the movement of wholesale electricity in 13 states and the District of Columbia.
  • NOVEC's long-term energy strategy is to deliver to its customers a locally controlled energy supply that is reliable, environmentally responsible, and competitively priced.
  • NOVEC's service reliability is the best in the region with a 99.99% average system reliability for the past five years. This means that NOVEC's customer-owners experience, on average, less than 1 hour of outage time each year. Industry standard measures, which exclude major storms such as hurricanes, are used for this calculation.


Board of Directors

Eight elected representatives, serving each of NOVEC's defined geographical districts comprise the board. They, in turn, hire a President/CEO who manages the daily operations of the company. Two or three directors are elected each year (according to the Bylaws) to serve four-year terms by a plurality vote of the members.

Nominations may be made by a petition signed by 15 or more members and submitted at least 70 days prior to the Annual Meeting date. Current board officers and directors are:

wade-house Wade C. House
District 5
Term Ends - 2020
jim-chesley James Chesley
Vice Chairman
District 3
Term Ends - 2021
mike-ragan Michael E. Ragan
District 6
Term Ends - 2021
Ann Wheeler Ann Wheeler
District 4
Term Ends - 2020
Brent George
  Brent George
District 2
Term Ends - 2019
manley-garber J. Manley Garber
District 7
Term Ends - 2018
Cynthia Gillbride Cynthia Gilbride
District 1
Term Ends - 2018
Stan C. Feuerberg
Skip-Albrite Skip Albrite
District 8
Term Ends - 2021


Cooperative Bylaws

NOVEC's bylaws are written rules adopted by the Cooperative to govern its members and regulate business matters. We encourage all customer-members to read the bylaws and feel free to ask any questions concerning them.

View the NOVEC Bylaws (PDF)

For More Information

For other questions or for general information about the Cooperative, you may call the NOVEC customer service center, Monday through Friday, from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. at 703-335-0500 or toll-free at 1-888-335-0500. Or you can e-mail us.