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.
New Electric-Powered Boat to Offer Cruises on Memphremagog for Vermonters Affected by Cancer
Next spring, after the ice gives way to the warmth of the sun, there will be a new vessel on Lake Memphremagog ready for easy, peaceful and healing excursions on the water.
Commentary: During National Co-op Month, A Look at What Guides Us
Did you know that October is National Co-op Month? Co-ops, whether they are food co-ops, craft co-ops, mutual insurance companies, credit unions - or electric utilities like Vermont Electric Co-op and Washington Electric Coop - are about members. Co-ops – locally based and locally controlled – are created by members and run by members for the benefit of the membership as a whole.