VEC Asking Members to Trim Electricity Use Tomorrow

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.

Members can help “beat the peak” by:

  • Delaying the use of major appliances like dishwashers, washing machines, clothes dryers, pool pumps etc., until the peak period has passed
  • Reducing the use of air conditioning as much as safely possible (Consider pre-cooling your home before the peak period)
  • Turning off lights and powering down other devices that are not in use

Members who have electric vehicles can have a large impact by not charging during these hours, too.

For more information visit or call 800-832-2667.