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.”

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.