Vermont Electric Co-op Files for 2022 Rates
Vermont Electric Co-op (VEC) today filed a request with the Vermont Public Utility Commission for a rate increase of 1.96 percent to take effect at the beginning of 2022. When implemented, a residential customer with a bill of $100/month would see their bill increase $1.96 per month, or $23.52 per year.
Vermont Electric Cooperative powers up two new solar arrays in Jericho in support of 100 percent renewables by 2030
Jericho, VT — Encore Renewable Energy and Vermont Electric Cooperative announced today the commissioning of two new community scale solar projects comprising 4.5 megawatts (MW) of new, clean energy generation in Jericho. The two new solar arrays include a 2.3MW project on the town’s former gravel pit (photo above left) and a 2.2MW project on the former municipal landfill (photo above right).
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.
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.
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.
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:
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.
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.
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.
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.