SVEC awards $26,000 in grants to local organizations

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Shenandoah Valley Electric Cooperative awarded $26,000 in grants to a dozen organizations around the region from their Operation Round Up program.

Co-op members generously donate to round up on their monthly bills for charitable causes like feeding the area’s hungry, expanding access to the arts, clothing for children, and more.

The charities are selected after a grant application process that is reviewed by the Operation Round Up Committee three times a year.

The local June recipients included Page One, Valley Educational Center for Creative Arts, Families Reaching Our Group, Love to NIC, and the Winchester Area Temporary Thermal Shelter.

The final batch of grants will be distributed in the Fall and the grant deadline for applicable organizations will be Tuesday, October 1st.

If you’re a co-op member and would like to round up your bill, click here

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News Maker Greg Rogers on SVEC giving back to its members

Shenandoah Valley Electric Cooperative (SVEC) will return over $4 million to member owners or former member owners by way of Capital Credits.

We spoke to SVEC’s President and CEO Greg Rogers about that in our latest news maker.

News makers are sponsored by Warren County.

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Greg has insight on how Capital Credit works and what it means to SVEC member owners.

He also tells where you can find more information on finding names of those entitled if they have moved out of the SVEC service area.

Greg also has a word of advice for those considering solar power installation.

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News Maker Greg Rogers on the Line Worker’s Rodeo and more

It’s the first Friday of May and that means a check in with Shenandoah Valley Electric Cooperative (SVEC).

Today we spoke with SVEC President and CEO Greg Rogers in our latest news maker.

News makers are sponsored by Warren County.

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Greg tells us that it is time for the annual Line Worker’s Rodeo and what is involved.

He tells us that SVEC Line Workers show off their skills and compete with other cooperative Linemen in Doswell Virginia.

Greg also tells us that SVEC will start doing their herbicidal maintenance and how the  cooperative uses environmentally safe materials to accomplish the work.

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SVEC Line Worker is injured in the line of duty

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In the morning of April 16 a Shenandoah Valley Electric Cooperative (SVEC) Line Worker was involved in an electrical contact incident.

While on the job in Page County Line Worker Tyler Campbell contacted a live power line wire and was severely burned according SVEC.

Campbell was a part of a crew doing service work for a new connection at a residence.

With the live wire contact Campbell suffered second- and third-degree burns.

Campbell was medevacked out and is receiving care currently at MedStar burn center in Washington D.C.

Campbell has been employed by SVEC since 2022.

SVEC and Campbell’s family, friends, and coworkers appreciate the thoughts and support that continue to be received.

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News Maker Preston Knight of SVEC on digging

Arbor Day is approaching and Shenandoah Valley Electric Cooperative (SVEC) has some recommendations for the proper type of trees to plant in our latest news maker.

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News maker Preston Knight of SVEC tells us that there are certain types of trees to plant to protect overhead power lines.

He also tells us that we should not just worry about what’s above but what is below before we dig to plant that tree.

Preston like the entire community thanks our line workers for all they did during the high winds and downed lines on March 20.

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News Maker Greg Rogers on the SVEC EV Grand Prix

The annual Electric Vehicle (EV) Grand Prix for high school students is set for next month.

We spoke to the sponsor of the event Shenandoah Valley Electric Cooperative (SVEC) President and CEO Greg Rogers about it in our latest news maker.

News makers are sponsored by Warren County.

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Greg tells us all about the EV Grand Prix and how schools from one end of the valley to the other are involved.

He also has a great story about the sportsmanship between schools at one of the earlier events.

Greg also has information about powering your own EV at home.

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News Maker Greg Rogers on SVEC and Solar Power

Shenandoah County has a new solar power plant ready to be used.

As we do the first Friday of each month, we check in with Shenandoah Valley Electric Cooperative (SVEC) in our news makers.

News makers are sponsored by Warren County.

Experience Warren County Where History, Nature, and Family Come Together.

Today we spoke to SVEC’s President and CEO Greg Rogers.

Greg tells us about SVEC’s Solar Plant and the opportunity to take advantage of it.

He explains how SVEC practices conservation in each step of the plant’s construction and operation.

Greg also tells us you can find out all about this latest plant and solar power here.

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SVEC recommendations to lower bills in cold weather

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The single digit temperatures, high winds, and ice that is likely this week could cause power outages.

Your power providers offer interactive power outage centers at their respective websites where you can report outages.

Those below freezing temperatures are likely to  cause higher electric bills as well.

The extended cold snap will cause your electric heating system to work harder, producing those higher bills.

These higher bills are not a reflection of extra charges from your power provider.

The higher bill is a direct result of household personal preference.

If possible, consider keeping your thermostat at 68 degrees or as low as you can keep it and remain comfortable.

Remember every degree can make a difference in savings.

Shenandoah Valley Electric Cooperative (SVEC) suggest using more blankets, warmer clothing and open curtains to allow sunlight to warm your home.

Other energy money saving tips are available here.

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News Maker Preston Knight on weather and SVEC

As we do the first Friday of each month we check in with Shenandoah Valley Electric Cooperative (SVEC) in our news makers.

News makers are sponsored by Warren County.

Experience Warren County Where History, Nature, and Family Come Together.

Today Communications Manager Preston Knight  tells us how SVEC handles any kind of weather.

He also tells us that we are going to be seeing the Cooperative’s helicopters with massive blades hanging off of them for tree trimming soon.

Preston also tells us that SVEC is more than ready for the weather coming this weekend and ways to protect yourself using the my svec app.

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Prepare now, some inclement weather is possible this weekend

Travel crews are preparing for what the National Weather Service says is a strong possibility of significant snow coming this weekend January 6 and 7.

Authorities are suggesting that you prepare now for the inclement weather.

It is always advised that if you don’t have to travel stay at home.

If you do have to travel winterize your vehicle and keep an emergency kit in your vehicle throughout the winter.

It is a good idea to keep phones powered in case of outages.

Both Shenandoah Valley and Rappahannock Electric Cooperatives are ready for services if  there are problems.

You can report and or track outages at both cooperatives interactive maps on their respective websites.

Stay tuned to Royal Broadcasting the River 953 and Fox Sports Radio AM 1450 for Kemp Miller’s comprehensive weather forecast and closing or delays as they develop.

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