VEC Joins Electric Co-ops Across the Country to Recognize Lineworkers
Johnson, Vt – Today marks Lineworker Appreciation Day, celebrated by the nation’s electric cooperatives, and VEC is honoring all its employees who work hard to keep the lights on. “Whether they’re restoring power after a major storm or maintaining the infrastructure critical to our electric system, lineworkers are key to the co-op,” said VEC Chief Executive Officer Rebecca Towne. She also noted that when members see VEC’s blue trucks in the field, they should be reminded there’s also a team of employees behind the scenes, working around the clock to keep the power flowing.
VEC Commits to Carbon-Free Power Supply by 2023
Johnson Vt – Vermont Electric Co-op (VEC) has committed to procuring a zero-carbon-emission power supply by 2023, the co-op announced April 7. “I am proud that our Board of Directors, with strong support from our members, engaged deeply on this topic to boldly commit to 100 percent carbon-free in less than two years,” said VEC Board President Rich Goggin. “We are moving quickly to reduce our impact on climate change, and doing it in a cost-effective manner. Vermont has consistently been a leader in the move toward clean energy, and VEC is stepping up even more.”
Eleven Candidates Seek Three Seats on the Board of Vermont Electric Co-op
Eleven candidates are vying for three seats up for election this year on the board of directors of Vermont Electric Cooperative (VEC). Because VEC is a cooperative, members elect local representatives to serve on VEC’s twelve-member board. The three districts with seats up for election this year are District 2, East Zone, and West Zone.
VEC Invites Members to Participate in Flexible Load Water Heating Program
Vermont Electric Co-op (VEC) is inviting members to participate in an innovative program designed to make the electric grid cleaner, cheaper, and easier to run. Here’s how it works: a small device developed by Burlington-based Packetized Energy is installed on an electric resistance water heater, enabling it to heat water when electricity is being produced by cleaner and less expensive sources. There’s no change to the supply or availability of hot water.
Vermont Electric Co-op and Green Mountain Power Announce New Broadband Deployment Program
Vermont Electric Co-op (VEC) and Green Mountain Power (GMP) today each launched a Broadband Deployment Program to help more Vermonters in some of the hardest-to-reach corners of Vermont get connected to broadband quickly and cost-effectively.
VEC Community Fund Supports Lamoille Restorative Center
Community Fund of the Vermont Electric Co-op (VEC) recently awarded a grant to a local non-profit to smooth the way for people who have faced challenges as they work to achieve their goals. The VEC grant to the Lamoille Restorative Center (LRC) will help fund essential and concrete purchases – necessities like gasoline, groceries, cell phone minutes, work boots and shoes, winter coats, and deposits for internet connections – that are barriers to success for many people.
VEC Community Fund Supports People in Recovery from Substance Use Disorder
Johnson, Vt – The Community Fund of the Vermont Electric Co-op (VEC) recently awarded a grant to the local non-profit Jenna’s Promise to support recovery from substance use disorder. The grant will go toward upgrading the kitchen at Jenna’s House - a center point for the community in Johnson - to better host community events, offer cooking classes to the community, and help to aid people in their recovery journey.
VEC Seeking Candidates for Board of Directors
The Vermont Electric Co-op (VEC) is seeking petitions from eligible candidates for three seats on the board of directors that are up for election in May.
VEC Offers a Range of Energy Transformation Incentives for 2021
Vermont Electric Co-op (VEC) is continuing to offer a wide variety of bill credits this year for members who purchase certain electricity-powered devices for their homes or businesses to transition away from fossil fuels.
Weathering Power Outages: Some Tips from VEC
Despite best efforts to minimize power outages, storms that knock out the electricity are, unfortunately, a fact of life. With more Vermonters working and attending school from home, it’s especially important now to be sure you and your family are set to comfortably weather power outages.