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.

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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We are planning a September 2021 event on Rural Electric Cooperative democracy and governance with national experts. More info coming soon.

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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