Repower REC is a grassroots coalition of concerned Rappahannock Electric Cooperative (REC) member-owners working in partnership with Solar United Neighbors of Virginia, a grassroots nonprofit organization that helps homeowners go solar. Learn more below and on our blog.

Seth Heald for REC Board

Seth Heald, co-founder of the Repower REC campaign, is running for Rappahannock Electric Co-op board. Seth will bring a fresh, independent voice to REC’s board. Electric co-op board elections are important, because choosing board members is the primary way co-op members can have a say in how our co-op is run. Learn more about Seth’s extensive experience and positions here and learn how to vote here (voting is from July 1-August 12, 2020). Voting is easy, so please VOTE in July!

8/5: Virtual Townhall on Broadband Access

Join Repower REC on Wednesday August 5th at 6pm for a Virtual Townhall on Broadband internet access with Seth Heald & a national broadband expert. Seth is a candidate for the Rappahannock Electric Co-op (REC) board and is advocating for the co-op to bring fiber to the homes (FTTH) of REC member-owners.  We’ll also have a national expert in broadband expansion: Christopher Mitchell, Director of the Community Broadband Networks Initiative at the Institute for Local Self-Reliance (ILSR). This is a free event and is open to the public.
Register now! and share the Facebook event!

Sign the Petition on: Broadband, Economic relief, & Ending Unfair REC Board Elections

Tell the Rappahannock Electric Cooperative (REC) that you want REC to provide broadband to REC members, return deposits early and increase capital credit payments, and oppose the unfair system it uses to choose board members. Sign this petition and tell REC to commit to broadband, economic relief, and end its unfair blank proxy voting system now! Click here to read the full petition.

Our purpose is simple: To promote a more transparent and democratic REC 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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Events

Virtual Townhall on Broadband Access

markus-spiske-FrWStnBsfxI-unsplashSMJoin Repower REC on Wednesday August 5th at 6pm for a Virtual Townhall on Broadband internet access with Seth Heald & a national broadband expert. Seth is a candidate for the Rappahannock Electric Co-op (REC) board and is advocating for the co-op to bring fiber to the homes (FTTH) of REC member-owners.  We’ll also have a national expert in broadband expansion: Christopher Mitchell, Director of the Community Broadband Networks Initiative at the Institute for Local Self-Reliance (ILSR). This is a free event and is open to the public.
Register now!

Share the Facebook event

If you’d like to help us organize a virtual community event near you, please contact us at: info@repowerrec.com.

 

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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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Partners

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

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