|Residential Service Rates|
Effective January 1, 2011
VEC provides electric service under rate tariffs which are filed with, and approved by, the Vermont Public Service Board.
The rates on this page are available to VEC’s residential members and are optional for farms. This page provides a summary of residential rates, terms and conditions. If there is a difference between this summary page and the tariff, the terms of the tariff control. A detailed copy of VEC’s rate tariffs is available in pdf format.
In addition to VEC’s rates there is an Energy Efficiency Charge (EEC), which funds energy efficiency service and programs provided by Efficiency Vermont, the independent statewide energy efficiency utility. 2013 EEC Rates (.PDF)
Rate 1: Residential Service
This rate is single-phase, 120/240 nominal, or three-phase, 120/208, or 277/480 nominal voltage and is available to residential dwellings, individual apartments, and optional for farms. The minimum charge under this schedule for all or part of a monthly billing period shall be the monthly customer charge.
Multiple Residential Meters
Effective February 1, 2009 the practice of combining multiple residential meter usages servicing the same residential living quarters (additive metering) and billing as if the aggregated total was a single meter has been eliminated. Beginning January 1, 2010 the above RATE PER MONTH rates will be applied to the initial meter and the following rates will be used to bill each additional meter servicing the same residential living quarters.
Rate 1.1: Residential Time of Use
This rate is an optional rate available for single-phase, 120/240 nominal, or three-phase, 120/208, or 277/480 nominal voltage and is available to residential dwellings, individual apartments, and optional for farms. Eligible customers must be equipped so as to substantially limit use during on-peak time periods, and eligibility must be approved by the Cooperative.
Daily usage occurring between the hours of 6 a.m. and 10 p.m. Monday through Friday shall be considered On-Peak usage. All other usage shall be considered Off-Peak usage. Customers choosing to take service under this tariff shall remain on the tariff for a minimum of twelve months.
Rate 4: Street Lighting
This rate is available to public, street or roadway lighting for Cooperative-owned and maintained fixtures on existing poles. It is also available to members who have security and flood lighting on existing VEC’s poles.The charges outlined below are only for street lights mounted on existing Cooperative-owned poles. Street lighting installations requiring additional facilities will be treated the same as a line extension.
Service under this tariff shall be for a minimum of one year from date of installation and shall continue thereafter until canceled by the Customer on 60 days’ written notice. For those installations that are in service less than twelve consecutive months, the customer shall pay the cost of installation and removal of the equipment in lieu of the one-year minimum term of service.
Street Lighting Charges - Effective October 24, 2011
Service Fees - Effective November 1, 2009
* *More than two written disconnection of service due to non-payment notices in twelve months