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About Your Cooperative

Northern Neck Electric Cooperative is a member-owned, non-profit, rural electric cooperative, headquartered in Warsaw, Virginia. We have been serving parts of Stafford County, King George County, Westmoreland County, Richmond County, Northumberland County, and Lancaster County in the Northern Neck of Virginia, with reliable electric service since 1938.

Mission Statement:

To improve the quality of life in our communities




We are committed to a culture of safety. Maintaining a safe environment for our employees and the public is of highest importance in all that we do.


We are committed to providing reliable and affordable service. Our work will reflect the standards of quality that our members expect.


We are committed to engaging in all situations with honesty and treating everyone with dignity.


We are committed to working as a team and continuously building a culture where our employees thrive. Our success is a direct result of our employee contributions, dedication, and teamwork.


We are committed to maintaining our role as an integral part of the communities we serve. We will strive to increase the quality of life in these communities while also being good stewards of our natural environment.


About Your Cooperative

There’s a vibrant new energy taking shape across America; members like you are transforming rural and small communities.  

NNEC is an electric cooperative, built by the communities we serve to deliver reliable, sustainable, and affordable energy. And, because we answer to local members like you, rather than out-of-town shareholders, our electric cooperative has a unique understanding of our local needs. In fact, many of our leaders and employees live right here in the community.  

NNEC is a community-focused organization, providing jobs and investing in the community, and giving back to the community through Cooperative Helping Hands, NNEC Scholarships, and a Youth Leadership Tour to Washington, D.C.  

Being a member of a cooperative distinguishes you from other electric utility consumers, as well as other business relationships, in important ways. 

·Co-op leaders are members of our local community. Our seven board members live right here in our local area and are elected by co-op members just like you. Board members serve three-year terms, and elections are held at our annual meeting each summer. 

·We belong to the communities we serve. Since we are a cooperative, any excess revenue is shared back with members, over time.  

·We follow the same seven cooperative principles that all cooperative businesses follow.  

Though we are local and serve roughly 16,800 members and parts of 6 counties (Lancaster, Richmond, Westmoreland, Northumberland, King George, and Stafford), we are also part of something bigger. Across the country, electric cooperatives work together to restore power during major outages, develop new technologies and build infrastructure that benefits us all.  

In addition to our Cooperative Sunshare and Energy Efficiency Audit programs, we are always looking for new ways to help our members save energy, save money and take advantage of the technology that is changing the way we live and work.  

The opportunity to create something new here, while embracing traditional community values, has never been greater. It is a passion we share with you, our members, for making our community a place we’re all proud to call home.  

That is the source of our new energy at NNEC, and our new strategic plan brings this new energy into reality for the benefit of you, our members.  


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