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Vermont Electric Cooperative Members- Be Alert to Phone Scams

Johnson, VT- Vermont Electric Cooperative wants members to be vigilant about phone scams that threaten people with electricity disconnection if they do not make an immediate payment of funds.  The caller will act as if they are representing their electric utility and give the person a number to call to make their payment.  When they call that number they might even hear a recording claiming to be the electric utility.

Wind Event Caused Outages - Power Restored to 2,500 VEC Members

Thursday October 29, 2015

Johnson, Vt.- A significant wind event began as expected Wednesday afternoon and continued into the early morning hours on Thursday.  Vermont Electric Cooperative (VEC) field and control room staff were able to respond promptly to restore power to over 2,500 members who lost power due to strong winds that downed trees and power lines.

energized-linemenWind Event Expected to Cause Outages in VEC Towns Starting Wednesday

For Immediate Release: October 27, 2015

Johnson, VT- A significant wind event is expected to begin Wednesday afternoon and continue into Thursday morning that may cause outages particularly in the northwest and north central parts of the state. Winds up to 60 mph may result in downed trees and power lines. VEC is asking members to prepare by making sure they have a

VEC Announces Distribution of Member-Owner Patronage Funds

For Immediate Release: Wednesday Sept 9, 2015

VEC Announces Distribution of Member-Owner Patronage Funds 

Johnson, VT- Vermont Electric Cooperative (VEC) has announced the distribution of $500,000 in patronage capital funds to member-owners in 2015. Patronage capital is each member's share of remaining funds after the cooperative utility pays its operating expenses. It is the member's equity in the co-op and one of the benefits of being a member-owner.


VEC Issues August 17 Peak Alert- Encourages Members to Conserve Energy

Johnson, VT- Vermont Electric Cooperative (VEC) is encouraging its members to conserve energy on Monday, August 17 between the hours of 1:00 p.m. and 6:00 p.m. when demand for electricity is expected to spike as a result of high temperatures throughout New England

Here is what you can do to help beat the peak. On Monday between 1:00 pm and 6:00 pm

  • Turn off all unnecessary lights.
  • Try not to use major appliances such as dishwashers, washing machines, and clothes dryers.
  • Raise your thermostat or air conditioner by 3 degrees.