DEC Honored For Commitment To Safety


Delaware Electric Cooperative Recognized for Commitment to Safety

(Greenwood, De.) ― Delaware Electric Cooperative (DEC) was recently recognized by the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association (NRECA) for its ongoing commitment to safety in the workplace, and in providing electric service to its member-owners.

DEC Board Member Patricia S. Dorey accepted the Rural Electric Safety Achievement Program (RESAP) certificate on Monday, Oct. 28 in Newport News, Va., at a meeting of the Virginia, Maryland & Delaware Association of Electric Cooperatives (VMDAEC). The regional co-op association’s safety committee chairman is Shenandoah Valley Electric Cooperative CEO Myron Rummel, who presented the certificate to Dorey.

Association Executive Vice President Richard Johnstone said, “Everyone is aware how dangerous electric utility line work can be, and that a rock-solid commitment to safety is essential every second these dedicated individuals are working to build or maintain our electric lines.”

“But this certificate doesn’t just recognize a commitment to safety by line workers; it recognizes the fact that everyone at DEC, from board members and senior managers to every office worker and of course every lineman, is committed to carrying out their work safely. We applaud DEC for this commitment.”

VMDAEC provides safety training, director and employee classes, and legislative and regulatory services for its 15 member cooperatives in Virginia, Maryland and Delaware.

Headquartered in Greenwood, Delaware Electric Cooperative is a not-for-profit energy provider that serves 85,000 homes, farms and businesses in Kent and Sussex counties.  For more information, go to