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Governor Phil Scott Honors Electrical Lineworkers From Vermont Utilities

April 20, 2017

Montpelier, VT – Governor Phil Scott today honored electrical lineworkers from Vermont’s electric utilities. The Governor hosted a recognition event in his State House ceremonial office during which he praised Vermont’s lineworkers for their hard work and dedication and presented a proclamation he signed on Tuesday in recognition of National Electric Utility Lineworker Appreciation Day.

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Vermont Electric Cooperative Announces Peter Rossi as New Chief Operating Officer

March 16, 2017

Johnson, VT- Vermont Electric Cooperative (VEC) is pleased to announce that Peter Rossi has joined VEC as Chief Operating Officer (COO), a key position in VEC’s senior leadership team.  As COO, Rossi will be responsible for overseeing engineering and operations for the co-op, which serves approximately 32,000 members over 2,000 square miles of Northern Vermont.

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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