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Oct 19

VEC Again Recognized with Cigna Well-Being Award

Johnson, VT - For the third year in a row, Vermont Electric Co-op (VEC) has received the prestigious Cigna Well-Being Award from the insurance company Cigna. VEC is the only company in Cigna’s book of business that has won the award three years running. “At VEC, employee well-being is a top priority – and we are honored to be selected again for this award,” said Katie Orost, VEC’s Tariff and Rate Specialist and Wellness Team leader.

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Oct 7

VEC issuing ‘Last Call’ for Vermont COVID Arrearage Assistance Program

Johnson, Vt – Vermont Electric Co-operative (VEC) is urging members to act immediately if they need financial assistance from the Vermont COVID Arrearage Assistance Program (VCAAP II) for past due utility bills. “This is basically last call,” said VEC Member Services Manager Sue Bernier. “To all our members who have suffered pandemic-related economic hardship and have past due accounts, we have one message: please act now! The electric disconnection moratorium has ended and the assistance program will end October 24 or even sooner if funds run out, so time is of the essence,” Bernier said.

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Oct 4

VEC Launches Residential Battery Storage Incentive Program - Move is further step in continuing VEC innovation

Johnson, Vt – Today Vermont Electric Co-operative announced the public launch of a home battery storage incentive program designed to save the co-op on power supply costs and support member resiliency.

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Sep 30

October is Cybersecurity Awareness Month: Here are Five On-line Safety Tips from VEC

October is Cybersecurity Awareness Month – so now may be a great time to take a few moments and be sure you are using good cybersecurity practices. Here are five quick tips:

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Sep 25

Vermont Electric Cooperative (VEC) is All-In on Driving Electric

Did you know that over 30% of VEC members expect to be driving electric in the next 5 years? This is great news because using electricity to power our transportation will have meaningful environmental and carbon reduction benefits. Driving electric has also never been easier with more vehicle types coming on the market and an increase in available home and public charging options.

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Jun 28

VEC Asking Members to Trim Electricity Use Tomorrow and Wednesday

Johnson, VT- Vermont Electric Cooperative (VEC) is encouraging members to conserve electricity tomorrow evening (Tuesday) and Wednesday evening as demand for electricity across New England is expected to spike because of high temperatures. Specifically, VEC asks members to conserve electricity both evenings from 5-9 pm. That’s when demand is expected to be highest.

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Jun 8

VEC Community Fund Supports North Central Vermont Recovery Center

Johnson, Vt – Community Fund of the Vermont Electric Co-op (VEC) recently awarded a grant to the North Central Vermont Recovery Center to support recovery coaching. The $750 grant will support stipends and training for the organization’s coaching program, which provides one-on-one support from trained peer-professionals for people in recovery. Coaching includes resource navigation, employment, housing, and transportation support, motivational interviewing, and other guidance.

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May 18

Working in the Yard, or the Back-40 this Spring? Here are Some Safety Reminders from Vermont Electric Co-op

By John Varney - This time of year many of us are getting out and starting outdoor projects around our homes. We tackle lots of yard cleanup, tree trimming, repairs, plantings, painting projects and other work. Please remember to take safety seriously.

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May 11

Energy Innovation, Broadband and Board Elections Topped Vermont Electric Co-op Annual Meeting Saturday

Johnson, Vt – Grid innovations, reliability, a new commitment to cleaner power, and accelerated broadband deployment were all front-and-center topics at Vermont Electric Co-op’s virtual Annual Meeting held this past Saturday, May 8. The meeting, entitled “An Adaptable Resilient Grid: Teaming up for a Bright Future,” was presided over by VEC Board President Rich Goggin of South Hero and featured a presentation from VEC Chief Executive Officer Rebecca Towne, a guest appearance from Lt. Gov. Molly Gray, participant questions, and more.

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Apr 27

Timely Topics, High Variety on tap for VEC Annual Meeting

Johnson, Vt – Grid innovations, VEC’s new commitment to cleaner power, a conversation about state policy with Lt. Gov. Molly Gray, and other topics are on the agenda for Vermont Electric Co-op’s Annual Meeting set for May 8. The meeting, entitled An Adaptable Resilient Grid: Teaming up for a Bright Future, will be “packed with a range of timely topics, and offers a great chance to hear what’s ahead,” said Jake Brown, energy services planner at VEC. The meeting, which will be held virtually, will start at 9 am.

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