Orange County

PEC’s Orange County office supports our land use and land conservation activities in the county. PEC is dedicated to promoting healthy communities and the preservation of Orange’s rural character, environment and historic resources.

data center in Loudoun with transmission line

Data Centers, Surging Power Demand Take Center Stage

The size, scale, and speed at which applications for data center projects are coming in and being approved is astounding. Just this month, massive proposals moved forward in Culpeper, Louisa, and King George counties, with more being reviewed in Caroline and Stafford counties …
landscape shot of rural farmland and mountains

PEC Accepting Annual Photo Contest Submissions Through Sept. 30

Now through September 30, photographers are invited to submit their best images of the Virginia Piedmont to PEC’s 12th Annual Photo Contest …
aerial view of river surrounded by forest

Wilderness Crossing, RSA Withdrawal Permit, Elections

A brief update on Wilderness Crossing and some related Orange County happenings …
Aerial shot of Gordonsville. Main Street on the left and Verling Park with its swimming pool in the middle in the middle interspersed with trees, houses and buildings. Mountains can be seen in the distance.

With parcel transfer complete, Town of Gordonsville expands community park

PEC has transferred two properties it owned in Gordonsville to the Town of Gordonsville for the expansion of Verling Park, moving forward a community-wide effort to improve the 70-year-old park into the redevelopment phase …
aerial view of electrical substation near a couple of huge data center buildings

PEC Presentation on Data Centers & Virginia’s Clean Energy Future

On June 10, 2023, The Piedmont Environmental Council hosted our annual meeting in Loudoun County and featured a workshop on data centers and Virginia’s clean energy future. The presentation, given by PEC’s Senior Energy and …
Older Black men point at a map.

Shining a light on undertold stories

In recent years, we’ve expanded our collaborative work with a focus on shining a light on undertold stories of people and communities of color …