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

Electric System
  • Printable Overview Fact Sheet
  • Printable NOVEC At A Glance Fact Sheet
  • 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. This translates to an average outage time of just over 1.5 hours per customer per year.
NOVEC - Territory Map Service Territory
  • NOVEC's service territory encompasses 651 square miles with more than 6,790 miles of power lines.
  • NOVEC provides reliable electric service to more than 150,000 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 maintains satellite offices strategically located throughout our service territory in Manassas, Gainesville, Leesburg, Minnieville, and Stafford.
  • 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 member-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 AOL, Potomac Mills Outlet Mall, NOAA's Mount Weather Facility, Vulcan Materials Company, Verizon, AT&T, Doane Food Products, Treasure Chest Advertising and several Luck Stone Corporation quarry locations.
Company History Affiliates
Board of Directors

Nine elected representatives, eight serving each of NOVEC's defined geographical districts and one at-large representative, 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 - 2016
jim-chesley James Chesley
Vice Chairman
District 3
Term Ends - 2017
mike-ragan Michael E. Ragan
District 6
Term Ends - 2017
ann-wheeler Ann Wheeler
District 4
Term Ends - 2016
william-zilliott William Zilliott
Term Ends - 2015
manley-garber J. Manley Garber
District 7
Term Ends - 2014
cindy-gilbride Cynthia Gilbride
District 1
South Riding
Term Ends - 2014
harry-harris Harry Harris
District 2
Term Ends - 2015
Skip-Albrite Skip Albrite
District 8
Term Ends - 2017
    stan-feuerberg Stan C. Feuerberg

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 7 p.m. at 703-335-0500 or toll-free at 1-888-335-0500. Or you can e-mail us.