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MEC’s Lee Among Those Elected ODEC Board Officers



CHASE CITY--Mecklenburg Electric Cooperative (MEC) President and CEO John C. Lee, Jr., has been elected to serve as an officer on Old Dominion Electric Cooperative’s (ODEC) Board of Directors. The new officers were elected at the generation and transmission cooperative’s annual membership meeting held in Cambridge, Md., on July 26. J. William Andrew, Jr., president and CEO of Delaware Electric Cooperative, was elected to serve as chairman of the board; Kent Farmer, president and CEO of Rappahannock Electric Cooperative, was elected as vice-chairman; and John C. Lee, Jr.,president and CEO of Mecklenburg Electric Cooperative, was elected secretary/treasurer. Andrew’s term will expire in 2019; Farmer’s in 2017 and Lee’s in 2018.

“ODEC has been fortunate to have outstanding leaders who have served on our Board of Directors. Our newly elected officers are no exception. I’m confident their guidance will ensure that ODEC remains a standard bearer of the cooperative business model,” says Jackson E. Reasor, ODEC’s president and CEO.


Old Dominion Electric Cooperative is a generation-and-transmission organization that provides wholesale power to 11 Member electric distribution cooperatives, including MEC, in Virginia, Maryland and Delaware. ODEC, which now boasts over $2 billion in assets, is wholly owned by MEC and 10 other members. Among its Virginia assets are 50% of the Clover Power Station (coal) in Halifax County, 11.6% of the North Anna Nuclear Station in Louisa County, and two natural gas-powered peaking stations: the Marsh Run Power Station in Fauquier County and the Louisa Power Station in Louisa County. ODEC also owns 50% of a natural gas peaking plant in Rock Springs, Md., where it also has an $850 million combined-cycle natural gas generation facility currently under construction.


“I am honored to have been elected by my peers to serve as a Board officer of an organization where I was once an employee for 16 years,” Lee states, adding “ODEC is a strong and accomplished organization that very capably provides reliable, affordable and environmentally sensitive power to MEC for distribution to our Members…power generated from a wide variety of sources including wind, solar, nuclear, coal natural gas, landfill gas and hydro; its diversified power portfolio is indicative of the kind of contemporary and progressive cooperative ODEC is, and its continued success is critical to MEC’s ability to provide quality electric service to our Members at prices they can afford.”


 ODEC’s 11 member/owners include: in Virginia, A&N Electric Cooperative, BARC Electric Cooperative, Community Electric Cooperative, Mecklenburg Electric Cooperative, Northern Neck Electric Cooperative, Prince George Electric Cooperative, Rappahannock Electric Cooperative, Shenandoah Valley Electric Cooperative, and Southside Electric Cooperative; in Maryland, Choptank Electric Cooperative; and in Delaware, Delaware Electric Cooperative.


About MEC:

Mecklenburg Electric Cooperative is the not-for-profit energy provider to over 31,000 accounts located in portions of the Virginia counties of Brunswick, Charlotte, Greensville, Halifax, Lunenburg, Mecklenburg, Pittsylvania, Southampton and Sussex counties and the North Carolina counties of Granville, Person, Northampton, Vance and Warren. It is a Touchstone Energy Cooperative, headquartered in Chase City with district offices in Gretna, Emporia, and Chase City. This institution is an equal opportunity provider and employer.


About ODEC:

Headquartered in Glen Allen, Va., ODEC is a not-for-profit, member-owned power supply cooperative. It supplies the wholesale power requirements of its 11-member electric distribution cooperatives, which provide reliable, affordable electricity to 1.4 million people in 70 counties in Maryland, Virginia and Delaware. Learn more at www.odec.com






This institution is an equal opportunity provider and employer

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