Statement on Petition Filed with the Virginia State Corporation Commission

July 27, 2018

Rappahannock Electric Cooperative’s Board of Directors fully respects our members and the democratic process of governing their Cooperative. It is unfortunate these three individuals have escalated this matter to the State Corporation Commission. We are especially concerned about the increasing costs of addressing this unnecessary challenge, and the burden it will ultimately create for the rest of our nearly 150,000 members. The claims expressed by these three are about processes and personal preferences, not substance. The focus of REC’s Board, management, and employees is the best interest of our membership as a whole and in accomplishing our mission of providing safe, reliable, and affordable electric service. We always have and will continue to explore opportunities and processes that aid in accomplishing that mission. Threats and actual litigation by special interest groups at the detriment of our membership must be defended. All claims within the current litigation will be addressed within the applicable legal forums.