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Copper Theft Targeting Co-op Lines

A&N Electric Cooperative, like other electric utilities, is experiencing an issue with copper theft in the area. Copper theft is a serious problem in our community that jeopardizes public safety and can lead to severe injury or even death.

Recently thieves have been targeting neutral distribution lines in Accomack County. The method used to remove the copper wire from the cooperative’s distribution poles is extremely dangerous. The thefts can also lead to electric service reliability issues.

Summer looks to be hotter than normal, take steps to help reduce your energy bill

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration outlook for the summer months shows that the Eastern Shore of Virginia is slightly favored to have a summer that is warmer than normal.

A&N Electric Cooperative urges our members to take steps to address warmer summer temperatures and to monitor their energy use to help control their electricity costs.

Cooperative Annual Meeting is Aug. 23rd

The A&N Electric Cooperative Annual Member Meeting will be held on Thursday, Aug. 23 at Nandua High School’s Auditorium.

Your annual meeting is the occasion to exercise one of the greatest benefits of being an electric coop member; voting to elect your board members.

As a member of the cooperative, each person receiving electric service is urged to take an active part in its business by voting for its Board of Directors.

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.

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