Congratulations to our Second Quarter 2015 paperless winners!
William from Newport
Mary from Brighton
Catherine and Jeffrey from Troy
Elizabeth from Westford
|Statement about VEC's Net Metering Program|
We know that some members are concerned that we have reached our net metering caps for 2015 and 2016. We want to provide you with some information regarding the VEC net metering program, so you have the most accurate and up-to-date information. For more details please see the accompanying article about the status of VEC's net metering program.
The net metering program will be closing at the end of November and will stay closed until 2017 when the new rules for net metering will come into effect. If you want to install a project 15 kilowatts or smaller in 2016, you should submit the net metering application now. Please call 1-800-832-2667 for more information.
|VEC’s Net Metering Program Is Full for 2016, But Will Stay Open for Smaller Systems through November 2015|
Net metering is the program that allows members to install small-scale renewable generation such as solar panels and wind turbines.
In May, VEC reached its annual cap on net metering installations. To control the cost of the net metering program, the VEC Board of Directors voted not to exceed the annual cap, and VEC asked the Public Service Board (PSB) if VEC could continue accepting net metering applications in 2015 to count towards the 2016 annual cap. In September, the PSB gave their approval for this request. The PSB ruled that projects that submitted applications since June can construct in 2015 and even interconnect with VEC’s permission.
|VEC Buries Line in Richmond with Help from FEMA Storm Hardening Grant|
November 17, 2015
Johnson, VT Vermont Electric Cooperative (VEC) members in Richmond will experience increased reliability during storms thanks to a grant from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). With help from the State of Vermont Division of Emergency Management and Homeland Security, VEC was awarded one of the first FEMA storm hardening grants to a utility in New England, which VEC used to bury a mile of line near Gillette Pond. VEC anticipates that burying this section of line will have an outsized impact on improving reliability for members and avoiding future costs of repairing a line that has become all too familiar during storms.