Update VEC files for 2023 rate request

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Vermont Electric Cooperative is a member owned electric distribution utility that provides safe, affordable, and reliable energy services to over 33,000 members in 75 communities.

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By providing innovative energy services, delivering responsable rates in a regulatory environment, and adapting to changes we will help shape our energy future.






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Dec 5

Weathering Power Outages: Tips from Vermont Electric Co-op

Johnson, Vt - Storms, vehicle collisions with utility poles – and even animals getting caught in electric equipment - can knock out electricity from time to time, despite VEC’s ongoing efforts to minimize power interruptions. As we enter the winter season it’s especially important to be sure you and your family are prepared. There’s no time like the present to build or restock your household emergency kit and gear. Here’s a list of items to have easily at hand in case of a power outage:

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Nov 15

Vermont Electric Cooperative Files 2023 Rate Request

Johnson, Vt – On November 15, 2022 Vermont Electric Cooperative (VEC) filed a request for an 8.19 percent rate increase to apply to VEC member bills in the new year. The primary driver for the increase request is the significant upward pressure on the cost of wholesale power, primarily driven by the worldwide shortage of natural gas. Since sixty percent of VEC’s operating budget is spent on power supply and the transmission system to deliver it, and because we are a small part of a regional grid and worldwide market, it is challenging to mitigate these increases. VEC’s 2023 power supply cost is projected to increase by $4.8 million over 2022.

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Nov 7

Mount Mansfield Villages Recent Beneficiary of Growing VEC Community Fund

Johnson, Vt – Way back in 2014, a handful of staff and board members at the Vermont Electric Co-op launched the VEC Community Fund. The idea was to create a way for VEC members, if they so desired, to support non-profit organizations in the VEC region. In early 2015 with $646 in hand, the fund made its first two awards: one to Capstone Community Action and another to the Johnson Historical Society.

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