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Rappahannock Electric Cooperative service area and board territories
REC is Virginia’s largest electric cooperative, serving more than 165,000 customers in all or part of 22 counties. The service area is divided into nine separate regions, each represented by one member of the Board of Directors.
The current bylaws establish the boundaries of each region as follows (from Article IV, Section 2A of the REC Bylaws):
Region I – The counties of Frederick and Shenandoah, the portion of Page County located north of U.S. Route 211, and the portions of Warren County and Rappahannock County west of U.S. Route 522.
Region II – The counties of Clarke, Fauquier, and Stafford, and the portions of Warren County and Rappahannock County east of U.S. Route 522.
Region III – The counties of Albemarle, Greene, Madison, Rockingham, and the portion of Page County located south of U.S. Route 211.
Region IV – The counties of Culpeper and Orange.
Region V – Spotsylvania County.
Region VI – Caroline County.
Region VII – Louisa County.
Region VIII – The counties of Hanover and Goochland.
Region IX – The counties of Essex, King and Queen, and King William.
General rural electric cooperative resources
Want to learn more about rural electric cooperatives? Watch this video from the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association to learn about the history and principles of co-ops
Read this report from the Institute for Local Self Reliance to learn more about the challenges facing electric cooperatives and the tools available to them to overcome these challenges.
Learn more about rural electric cooperatives in Virginia and find additional resources from Solar United Neighbors of Virginia.