Our Co-op Network

Our Co-op Network

A&N Electric Cooperative alone cannot adequately represent your investment at the state and federal levels, so we hold memberships in several associations which can and do protect your interests. 

The Virginia, Maryland and Delaware Association of Electric Cooperatives (VMDAEC) is a statewide service association of fifteen distribution cooperatives. The staff directs state legislative efforts, assists in power supply problems, and directs cooperative employee training and safety programs. Other members of VMDAEC include: 

 

ANEC is also a member of the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association (NRECA) which is the national service organization dedicated to representing the national interests of consumer-owned cooperative electric utilities and the consumers they serve. Approximately 900 NRECA members are electric distribution systems. 

 

Old Dominion Electric Cooperative (ODEC) was formed by twelve electric cooperatives located in Virginia, Maryland, and Delaware, including ANEC, for the main purpose of reducing the cooperative's dependence on private power suppliers for our power needs. 

Rural Utilities Service (RUS) is a federal lending agency from which cooperatives can obtain part of their loans for plant expansion. These are not federal grants, but loans to be repaid with interest. 


National Rural Utilities Cooperative Finance Corporation (CFC) is a privately-owned, non-governmental organization that provides state-of-the-art financial products and business management services to more than 1,050 electric cooperative owners across the United States. These systems serve an estimated 32 million ultimate users of electricity. 

Local Web Sites of Interest 

Eastern Shore of Virginia Chamber of Commerce supports stability and growth for the business community by providing services that cultivate economic expansion and community development. 

The Northampton County Chamber of Commerce is a non-profit organization that has been influencing progress on the Eastern Shore of Virginia since 1967. 

The Chincoteague Chamber of Commerce is Chincoteague and Assateague Islands' premier website offering accurate, up-to-date information on lodging, dining, recreation and other highlights needed to plan a memorable vacation on Chincoteague Island.