ANEC continues power restoration efforts during storm

A&N Electric Cooperative is reporting that as of 9:00 a.m. about 100 members were without power due to heavy winds affecting the Cooperative’s service area. This number is expected to fluctuate during the duration of the storm as crews work to restore power and high winds continue to affect portions of the cooperative's distribution system.

Scattered outages remain in some areas of Accomack County.

ANEC preparing for weekend wind storm

A&N Electric Cooperative (ANEC) is preparing for possible outages associated with a coastal wind storm forecasted to move into our area beginning tomorrow, March 2.

Cooperative crews will be on standby starting tomorrow and will be ready to be dispatched to restore power if outages occur during the duration of the storm.

According to the National Weather Service, a Nor’easter-type storm will affect the area starting Friday with impacts lasting through the weekend.

Helicopter Tree Trimming Service Begins This Week

Rotor Blade, LLC, a tree trimming service that utilizes a helicopter and large 10-blade saw, will be trimming sections of transmission right of way in A&N Electric Cooperative’s service area beginning today.

Rotor Blade has been assisting power companies and line contractors for several years by utilizing its highly skilled pilots and fleet of MD 500 helicopters.

The company will start trimming at the Cooperative’s Bayview substation and work its way north along the rest of the transmission right of way.

Cooperative Seeks Approval for Community Solar Pilot Program

In late January, A&N Electric Cooperative (ANEC), along with three fellow Virginia electric cooperatives, began seeking formal approval for a pilot program to provide additional solar energy to interested members. If approved, the Community Solar Pilot Project will allow members of the cooperative to subscribe to solar energy generated from two facilities in Virginia.

Cooperative Warns of Higher Bills Due to Severe Cold

A&N Electric Cooperative (ANEC) is reporting higher-than-normal energy usage throughout the service area for the first week of 2018.

Since the holiday break, subfreezing temperatures have lingered for days and are expected throughout the month of January. This will force cooperative members to use more electricity to heat their homes and businesses. The Cooperative is warning that the additional energy consumption will lead to higher electricity bills.

ANEC Crews Continue to Restore Scattered Outages

A&N Electric Cooperative (ANEC) is reporting that under 100 outages remain during our restoration efforts as of 2 p.m. The outages are scattered in both Northampton and Accomack Counties.

Drifting snow on secondary roads continues to impede our crews’ ability to reach some outages swiftly. Crews will continue making repairs until all power is restored.

“Our crews have been doing a phenomenal job restoring power to members under some harsh winter weather conditions,” said Brian Charnock, ANEC’s Director of Operations and Construction Services.