Congratulations Rappahannock Electric Cooperative – Winner of the 2024 S&C Powered by Diversity Award

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DISTRIBUTECH, ORLANDO, FL, February 28, 2024– S&C Electric Company, a leading innovator of resilient grid technology, today announced that Rappahannock Electric Cooperative has won the 2024 S&C Powered by Diversity Award.

The annual award is announced as part of the S&C Powered by Diversity Luncheon at the DISTRIBUTECH International trade event. The award recognizes international utilities that best demonstrate achievement in the areas of diversity, equity, and inclusion within the workplace and celebrates the honored utility’s progress on its DE&I journey.

Rappahannock Electric Cooperative (REC) unveiled a comprehensive diversity, equity, and inclusion plan in its award submission. The strategy brings together an array of pledges, programs, and a corresponding measurement system to nurture a workplace culture that deeply respects, values, and celebrates diversity.

“We are profoundly honored to have Rappahannock Electric Cooperative recognized as the S&C Powered by Diversity award winner. At REC, diversity, equity, and inclusion are not just buzzwords; they are the bedrock of everything we undertake,” said John D. Hewa, President and CEO of Rappahannock Electric Cooperative. “Each member of our team contributes unique experiences that collectively establish us as frontrunners in the electric utility industry.”

“It is our forward-leaning culture that is turning the vision of sustainable energy solutions and equitable access to services into tangible realities. I firmly believe that it is our employees—drawing from their diverse lived experiences and expertise—that will continue to drive us forward, meeting the evolving energy needs of the consumers we serve.”

Rappahannock Electric Cooperative is a member-owned utility that provides electric service to nearly 176,000 connections in portions of 22 Virginia counties from the Blue Ridge Mountains to the tidal waters of the Chesapeake Bay.


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Publication Date

February 28, 2024