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Vermont Electric Cooperative Announces Annual Election Results

 Johnson – The results of Vermont Electric Cooperative’s (VEC) annual election were announced at the Annual Meeting of the Membership on Saturday, May 9, 2015 at Jay Peak Resort. A total of 2,972 members cast their ballots for five ballot items and four director seats.


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Eight Candidates Seek Four VEC Director Seats

VEC has received eight applications from candidates seeking one of four open positions on the Board of Directors. As a part of VEC’s annual meeting, an election of the membership is held each year to elect directors for open positions on the Board and to address other key issues.


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VEC Line Workers Rescue Cat

Everyone knows that if a cat is stuck in a tree, you call the fire department. But who do you call if a cat is stuck on top of an electric pole? Your local electric cooperative, of course. On Monday, March 9, Vermont Electric Cooperative (VEC) received just such a call. Around noon, the phone rang in the control center and System Operator Melanie Butler received a report of a cat perched precariously on top a pole connecting one of the co-op’s three-phase electric lines in Highgate Center.


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Construction Has Begun on the NEK Connector

Construction of the NEK Connector has begun. The $14.5 million dollar project, which is being managed by Vermont Electric Cooperative (VEC), has been planned since 2010 when VEC received a grant from the Economic Development Administration (EDA). The NEK Connector will significantly improve electric reliability by replacing a line that was originally built in the early to mid-20th century and expand telecommunications services in the Northeast Kingdom (NEK) by providing fiber optic cables to private telecommunications companies.


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