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VEC Is Seeking Director Candidates for the 2017 Election

February 10, 2017

Johnson, VT- Vermont Electric Cooperative (VEC) is seeking director candidates for four positions on the Board of Directors that will open in May of 2017. VEC's twelve-member board is responsible for setting policy for the member-owned electric distribution utility, which serves approximately 32,000 members in northern Vermont. Board members are elected by VEC members in their district or zone and are expected to represent the interests of the members. 

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Vermont Electric Cooperative Announces 2017 Energy Transformation Program

February 8, 2017

Johnson, VT- Vermont Electric Cooperative (VEC) has announced its 2017 Energy Transformation Program, to support members in reducing their carbon footprint. The 2017 opportunities include financial incentives for members who install cold-climate heat pumps, purchase or lease electric or plug-in hybrid electric vehicles, or transition away from generators to power their homes or businesses.  With 32,000 members

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Vermont Electric Cooperative Statement on Cyber Security 

December 30, 2016

Johnson, VT- In regard to the recent Department of Homeland Security malware code alert, VEC has no evidence of a threat to our system.  VEC recently participated in a rigorous Risk Vulnerability Assessment with the Department of Homeland Security and has complied with the White House security protocol, C2M2, since 2012. Cyber security is part of our overall safety program which involves review by the


Vermont Electric Coop Keeps Rates Flat, Despite Rising Costs

November 28, 2016


The Vermont Electric Cooperative has announced that despite steadily climbing costs, the coop will not increase electric rates next year. CEO Christine Hallquist said the utility was preparing for a 3 percent rate increase in customers’ rates next year, but leadership called on employees


VT Utilities Warn Customers to Be on Alert for Phone Scams

November 16, 2016

Colchester, VT- Today is national Utilities United Against Scams Day, when utilities across the country warn customers about bill payment phone scams. Vermont’s three largest utilities – Green Mountain Power, Vermont Electric Cooperative, and Burlington Electric Department – are joining together to alert customers that scammers regularly make calls threatening disconnection if payment is not made immediately, and those calls have increased recently.