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Dedication Ceremony Marks Completion of ODEC’s Wildcat Point Generation Facility

Cecil County, MD - Old Dominion Electric Cooperative (ODEC) held a dedication ceremony to mark completion of its 1,000 MW combined-cycle natural gas power plant—Wildcat Point on May 8, 2018.

Located in Cecil County, Maryland, Wildcat Point is a state-of-the-art facility that became operational in April of this year.  The plant  produces enough electricity to power about 390,000 homes. 

Manna Café founders recognized with the Electric Cooperatives’ Good Samaritan Award

(Chincoteague, Va.) — A&N Electric Cooperative members Fran and Bill Lytle have been honored with the Virginia, Maryland & Delaware Association of Electric Cooperatives’ (VMDAEC) Good Samaritan Award for their success in establishing the Manna Café.

Since January 2017, this weekly gathering in Christ United Methodist Church’s social hall has proved wrong the saying, “there’s no such thing as a free lunch,” offering a no-cost meal to area residents each Monday from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m.

Sexauer represents Virginia at Electric Cooperative Youth Leadership Council event held in Nashville

Anna Sexauer, a 2017 Electric Cooperative Youth Tour participant and the daughter of Brook Browning Sexauer, a member of A&N Electric Cooperative (ANEC), traveled to Nashville, TN recently for the 76th Annual Meeting of the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association’s (NRECA).

Cooperative Living Magazine's Annual Youth Art Contest

Students in kindergarten through fifth grade are invited to participate in Cooperative Living magazine’s annual Youth Art Contest, with entries due by May 1.

“What I Like to Do in the Summertime” is the theme for the 16th-annual version of this contest, which will be judged by staff at the Virginia, Maryland and Delaware Association of Electric Cooperatives, publisher of Cooperative Living.

Cooperative’s Outage Restoration Efforts Complete

A&N Electric Cooperative (ANEC) is pleased to report that our outage restoration effort is complete as of noon today.

Crews worked through day and night to restore power for cooperative members in severe wind associated with a Nor’easter that passed through the area beginning early Friday morning. The Cooperative prepared days in advance to respond to the possible damage and outages associated with the storm.

Cooperative Continues Restoration Effort

After A&N Electric Cooperative crews worked through the night just under 150 members remain without power as of 6 a.m. due to outages associated with the coastal storm.

“Our crews did a tremendous job tracking down the cause of our outages and restoring power quickly overnight,” said Kelvin Pettit, ANEC’s Vice President of Operations. “All available crews will continue to work through today until all our outages have been addressed.”

​​​​​​​High winds expected through the night, Co-op Crews will continue outage restoration

While A&N Electric Cooperative crews will work around the clock restoring power to our members, high winds are expected to last through the night and into Saturday, hampering the cooperatives restoration effort.

As of 7 p.m. the number of members without power had risen to just over 900. The majority of outages are located in northern Accomack County, with some scattered outages in central Accomack and in Northampton County.

ANEC addressing outages throughout Eastern Shore

A&N Electric Cooperative (ANEC) continues its restoration efforts and is reporting that as of noon, about 1,600 members are without power as the coastal wind storm intensifies in our area.

“We’re monitoring the forecast for this storm and are seeing that the highest winds are beginning to develop in our area, which is translating into some higher outage numbers,” said Brian Charnock, ANEC’s Director of Operations and Construction Services. “We have all available crews, including contract crews working diligently to restore power to cooperative members.”

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