Repower REC is a grassroots coalition of concerned rural electric cooperative (REC) member-owners working in partnership with Solar United Neighbors of Virginia, Appalachian Voices, and other grassroots and nonprofit organizations with a focus on energy democracy, energy resilience, and energy freedom for homeowners and rural communities. Learn more below, on the Repower REC blog, and on the Energy Democracy Y’all website.

Speak out against unfair SVEC rate hike

Learn more about Shenandoah Valley Electric Co-op (SVEC) proposal to increase monthly fees for electric service to more than $30 and how to stop it. There’s a webinar on September 15 and the hearing before the State Corporation Commission on October 6.

Our purpose is simple: To promote more transparent and democratic Virginia Rural Electric Cooperatives (RECs) by helping our fellow member-owners reclaim their roles as owners of a democratically controlled enterprise, and to advocate for the fair and equitable treatment of distributed energy resources such as rooftop solar. Join us!

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Join us for a virtual event with national experts on electric co-op democracy and governance including member-owners and a sitting board member on Tuesday September 28 at 7pm ET. We’ll discuss governance practices at electric co-ops and the need for reform. We’re also launching a campaign to pass legislation in Virginia to require electric co-ops to have board meetings open to members and end unfair proxy voting.

Learn about past events on: Rural Broadband & on-bill financing.

If you’d like to help us organize a virtual community event near you, please contact us at:


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Join us

If you, as an REC member, believe that you should have a greater voice in our co-op, please join us. It’s time to reform REC to put members back in control of important decisions about board membership, electric rates, service reliability, and where our energy comes from. Join us today to make your voice heard!

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Repower REC is driven by concerned Rappahannock Electric Cooperative member-owners working to bring transparency and democracy back to their cooperative, and supported by a growing list of organizational partners including:

Solar United Neighbors of Virginia Repower REC
M Moore Angus Cattle (Culpeper) Logo Repower REC
M Moore Angus Cattle (Culpeper)
Appalachian Voices logo a tree with extensive roots and blue mountains in the background

If your organization or business would like to partner with Repower REC, please contact us via email at for more information.

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