Our mission statement:
Enhance the lives of the members and communities we serve by providing safe, reliable and affordable electric service as good stewards of the environment.
Rappahannock Electric Cooperative (REC) is a member-owned utility that provides electric service to more than 157,000 connections in parts of 22 Virginia counties. It was formed in 1980 with the consolidation of two cooperatives, Virginia Electric Cooperative in Bowling Green and Northern Piedmont Electric Cooperative in Culpeper. The Cooperative's general office is in Spotsylvania County.
REC maintains more than 16,000 miles of power lines through its service area, which ranges from the Blue Ridge Mountains to the tidal waters of the Chesapeake Bay. The Cooperative serves a variety of residential, commercial and industrial accounts. REC's largest customer is Bear Island Paper Company, the second largest consumer of electricity in Virginia. REC also provides the electricity to such familiar names as Kings Dominion Amusement Park, Merillat Industries, GE Fanuc and DuPont.
The Cooperative is guided by a board of directors elected by REC's member-owners. Elections are held at the annual meeting with some directors up for election each year. Directors serve three-year terms.
Review our current bylaws.