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REC Vice President Named Chairman Of VAEEC

9 March 2019 News

Rappahannock Electric Cooperative (REC) member-owners now have a prominent seat at the table when it comes to energy efficiency. David Koogler, vice president of member services and external affairs, was recently selected as chairman of the Virginia Energy Efficiency Council, or VAEEC. His two-year term began last month. The council includes Fortune 500 companies, small businesses, universities, nonprofits, local governments, state agencies and utilities such as REC. The council’s goal is to ensure energy efficiency is recognized as an integral part of Virginia’s economy.

“The VAEEC provides a forum for stakeholder engagement around energy efficiency and also a platform for supporting programs, innovation, best practices, and policies that advance energy efficiency in Virginia,” Koogler said. “I’m excited to have the opportunity to represent REC member-owners by chairing this important Board.” Under the Virginia Energy Plan, energy efficiency is one of five areas of focus, along with solar, onshore wind, offshore wind, energy storage and electric vehicles/advanced transportation.

“REC already offers member-owners a variety of tools and resources to help them use energy efficiently,” Koogler said.  “My involvement with this state council will allow the Cooperative to lead by example and also to learn of more opportunities to help our member-owners use energy more efficiently.”

REC provides electric service to nearly 169,000 connections in parts of 22 Virginia counties. With its general office in Fredericksburg, Va., the Cooperative operates and maintains more than 17,000 miles of power lines through its service area, which ranges from the Blue Ridge Mountains to the tidal waters of the Chesapeake Bay.

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