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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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Sep 18

VEC to Hold “Open House/Open Hoods” Event Sept 27

Vermont Electric Cooperative (VEC) in inviting members to swing by our new facility in Newport for tours, food, and to check out a range of electric vehicles on display at our “Open House/Open Hoods event Tuesday, Sept 27 between 3-6 pm. The event will be held at 334 Citizens Road – halfway between Pine Hill Road and VT Route 191.

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Sep 1

VEC Launches New Incentive for Induction Cooktops

Vermont Electric Cooperative (VEC) is offering a new bill credit for members purchasing induction cooktops. The new incentive, which adds to the list of several other VEC Energy Transformation incentives, is $100 for installed induction cooktops purchased on or after September 1, 2022. (Note that this incentive does not apply to portable induction cooktops.)

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Aug 8

VEC Asking Members to Conserve Electricity Today and Tomorrow

Johnson, VT- Vermont Electric Cooperative (VEC) is encouraging members to conserve electricity today (Monday) and tomorrow (Tuesday) from 5-10 pm each evening as high temperatures continue to blanket New England. “When VEC can reduce the cost to buy and transmit electricity when there is peak demand across the regional grid, it helps control electricity rates for all co-op members over the long term,” said Jake Brown, VEC Energy Services Planner.

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Aug 3

VEC Asking Members to Trim Electricity Use Tomorrow

Johnson, VT- Vermont Electric Cooperative (VEC) is encouraging members to conserve electricity tomorrow (Thursday) evening as high temperatures roll into New England. Specifically, VEC asks members to conserve electricity from 5-9 pm. “When VEC can reduce the cost to buy and transmit electricity when there is peak demand across the regional grid, it helps control electricity rates for all co-op members over the long term,” said Jake Brown, VEC Energy Services Planner.

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Jul 19

VEC Asking Members to Trim Electricity Use Tomorrow and Thursday

Johnson, VT- Vermont Electric Cooperative (VEC) is encouraging members to conserve electricity tomorrow evening (Wednesday) and Thursday 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 5-10 pm. “When VEC can reduce the cost to buy and transmit electricity during these ‘peak’ periods, it helps control electricity rates for all co-op members over the long term,” said Jake Brown, VEC Energy Services Planner.

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Jun 7

For 10th Year Running, Vermont Electric Co-op to Return Member Capital

Johnson, Vt – The Vermont Electric Cooperative (VEC) will be returning a total of $1.65 million to members later this summer in the form of member capital credits. The credits to be retired this year will go to members who paid VEC electric bills in either 1997 or in 2021. Current members will see credits on their August bills, and past members who are eligible will receive checks in the mail.

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May 26

Reliability, Affordability and an Equitable Clean Energy Transition Themes at VEC Annual Meeting

Johnson, Vt – Vigorously pursuing Vermont Electric Co-op’s core mission of delivering reliable, affordable power – with a sharp eye toward assuring an equitable transition to cleaner energy – was the focus of remarks by VEC’s Chief Executive Officer Rebecca Towne during the organization’s recent Annual Meeting. The meeting, held May 14, was the first in-person VEC Annual Meeting since 2019. It was presided over by VEC Board Chair Rich Goggin of South Hero.

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May 3

Vermont Electric Co-op to Hold Annual Meeting May 14 at Smugglers’ Notch Resort

Vermont Electric Co-operative members will learn what’s new and how the co-op is innovating in a changing energy environment at the VEC Annual Meeting May 14 at Smugglers’ Notch Resort. Members who attend can also enjoy a complimentary breakfast and be entered into a raffle for great prizes, including a battery-powered lawn mower, a string trimmer/leaf blower combo, gift cards to local and national chain stores, gift certificates and more.

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Mar 30

Four Candidates Seek Three Seats on VEC's Board

Johnson, VT- Four candidates are vying for three seats up for election this year on the board of directors of the Vermont Electric Cooperative (VEC). Three districts – District 3, 4 and 5 – each have one seat up for election. The candidates are: Carol Maroni (District 3) Mark Woodward (District 4) Charles “Charlie” Van Winkle (District 5) Art Woolf (District 5)

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