Green Energy That’s Community-Powered

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For over 60 years, HEC has provided customers with reliable energy at low rates, while also working toward a sustainable future. We’ve introduced several free and low-cost programs for our customers that make it easy to increase energy efficiency and reduce your carbon footprint, without affecting rates for the greater community. We want to highlight…

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Understanding Your Winter Electric Bill

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With the holidays and heating needs the winter season brings, it’s common to see changes in your electric bill. We’ve put together some answers to frequently asked questions and energy-saving tips to help our customers navigate the higher electricity costs they may experience during the colder months. Frequently Asked Questions I’ve been gone for Christmas…

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Friendly City Solar Program

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If you’re interested in powering your home with renewable energy, HEC’s Friendly City Solar program could be a good fit for you. Participating in this community solar partnership means you can feel good about supporting renewable energy without having the high upfront costs or ongoing maintenance of installing solar panels on your home. Friendly City…

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Utility Scam

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Businesses (and some residences) are receiving phone calls from someone claiming to be a representative of the Harrisonburg Electric Commission (HEC). This person states that your account is overdue and payment must be made immediately to avoid service interruption. Payment is usually requested in the form of a prepaid debit card such as a Green…

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Third Party Websites

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Harrisonburg Electric Commission would like to advise customers to only use our eBusiness ( website for payments to the utility, not third party websites. You can access our eBusiness site by going to and signing into your account in the upper right hand corner. If you do not have a username and password, you…

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