REC has ways to prep for winter weather

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Rappahannock Electric Cooperative (REC) urges preparing now before conditions worsen.

A storm prep kit and ideas are at myrec.coop/stormprep.

By keeping your smart devices powered up you can keep up with conditions with or without power.

Report power outages to myrec.coop/out on your smart device.

Listen to the river 953 to remain informed.

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REC’s new director of broadband services

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Rappahannock Electric Cooperative (REC) promotes Mark Ponton to Director of Broadband and Fiber Services.

His new duties include directing REC’s fiber utility network projects and future broadband services.

Additionally Ponton will be negotiating contracts with service providers and working on the ever expanding broadband initiatives of REC.

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REC warns of scammers

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Rappahannock Electric Cooperative (REC) is warning of scammers threatening to disconnect power unless payment is made over the phone.

If you receive a suspicious call keep in mind REC has suspended disconnections at this time.

The Cooperative is not calling to demand payment.

REC will not use collection agencies.

If you receive a call hang up and call REC directly to report the call and secure your account by talking to a real Cooperative representative.

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REC offers an outage map

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A winter weather advisory is in effect until 7 a.m. tomorrow with snow, ice, freezing rain and sleet possible.

If power goes out keep mobile devices powered up to stay informed and connect with The River 953 all the times and anywhere with the free radio app.

The River 953 wants to connect you to Rappahannock Electric Cooperative’s outage map or text the word “storm” to (540) 635-4121.

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REC promotes Daniel Dewey

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Rappahannock Electric Cooperative (REC) promoted Daniel Dewey to director of operations and construction for the Cooperative’s Eastern Region.

Dewey has worked for REC since 2004 and is now responsible for the coordination and daily management of operations for construction services out of the Bowling Green office.

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REC names new Western Manager

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Rappahannock Electric Cooperative (REC) has promoted Shawn McDonough to serve as REC’s Western Region Manager. 

REC’s western region includes portions of the counties of Albemarle, Clarke, Culpeper, Fauquier, Frederick, Greene, Madison, Orange, Rappahannock, Shenandoah, Stafford and Warren.

McDonough has over 31 years of experience in utility operations, including project management, engineering and leadership.

An REC release calls McDonough an accomplished project management professional and utility leader.

John Arp, vice president of engineering, operation and power supply went on to praise McDonough for his accomplishments.

Since joining REC in 2010, he has been an integral part of the project management team and a key contributor on several large-scale projects.

McDonough holds a Bachelor of Science in Electric Engineering from Youngstown State University and a Master’s degree in Computer Science from Hood College.

He received his Project Management Professional Certification (PMP) in 2014.

McDonough started at REC as a planning engineer, and became Director of Project Management in 2019.

McDonough began his new role Dec. 20, 2020.

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