Central Virginia Electric Cooperative (CVEC) provides electric service for residential, commercial, and industrial accounts across Central Virginia. Formed in 1937 by local citizens who believed that electricity could be provided economically to the rural Virginia countryside, the Cooperative is a dynamic utility serving 35,000 account holders in 14 Virginia counties. CVEC is a member-owned, electric distribution cooperative. Each CVEC account holder is an owner and member of the Cooperative.


The Cooperative operates on a not-for-profit basis, returning margins (the difference between revenues and costs) to its members through capital credits. CVEC has a tradition of keeping margins and costs low while providing great service to members.


The value of electric service from CVEC has caused members to provide consistently favorable ratings over the years.


CVEC is still your best bargain!





































Welcome Letter from CVEC's President and CEO


Dear Member:


Welcome to your electric cooperative. As a member of CVEC you are an
owner of the Cooperative along with others who purchase electricity from us.
We welcome your comments, ideas, and suggestions.


CVEC is a not-for-profit utility, created to provide electricity as a service.
Any funds collected beyond our operating costs and expenses of providing electric service eventually are returned to you through patronage capital funds. The Cooperative's governing body, its Board of Directors, is elected from among the Co-op's members.


Answers to many of the questions you may have about your Cooperative are located on this website. If you have questions about your Cooperative or the services we provide, please just give us a call at 800-367-2832.


Thank you for joining CVEC and let us know how we can serve you better ...
we work for you!



Gary E. Wood

President & CEO











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Phone: 434.263.8336 | Toll free: 800.367.2832 | Fax: 434.263.8339

Corporate Headquarters:

800 Cooperative Way

Arrington, VA 22922


Dept. 1340  |  PO Box 2153

Birmingham, AL 35287-1340


P. O. Box 247

Lovingston, VA 22949