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Be Sure You're Cyber-Secure this Holiday Season 

December 5, 2018

With the holiday season upon us, many of us are likely spending more time online, shopping for gifts for friends and loved ones. With online scammers and other bad actors particularly active during the busy shopping season between Thanksgiving and the New Year, it pays to remain extra alert during this period, according to VEC’s Manager of Information Technology Bob Stein.

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Out-of-State Crews Join Restoration Effort 

November 29, 2018

Johnson, VT – As VEC welcomed mutual aid crews from New Jersey and Pennsylvania to help with power restoration efforts, the co-op urged members who still do not have power to be prepared to be without electricity possibly into the weekend. 

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VEC Crews Continue Tackling Outages Caused by Winter Storm Bruce 

November 28, 2018

Johnson, VT – Crews continue to work to restore power across VEC territory after a snowstorm delivered a shot of heavy wet snowfall to the region. Additional snow is expected today and as temperatures rise, there may be new outages caused by snow dropping off power lines.

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VEC Marks Fifth Year with No Rate Increase 

November 13, 2018

Johnson, VT - VEC will not seek a rate increase for January of 2019, marking the fifth consecutive year that VEC has kept electric rates flat.

“I’m very proud of the work our entire team has done to keep rates flat since January 2014,” said VEC Chief Financial Officer Michael Bursell. “It’s taken a great deal of creativity, negotiation, and careful budgeting and everyone has pitched in,” he said. “That’s the beauty of the co-op model – if we do well, all our members do well.”

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VEC Community Fund Donation Supports Bakersfield Volunteer Fire Department Emergency Radio Equipment

September 27, 2018

Johnson, VT - The Vermont Electric Co-op’s Community Fund was recently a main sponsor of the Bakersfield Volunteer Fire Department’s 4th Annual Golf Tournament, which was held to raise money for upgraded radio equipment to improve emergency communications in the Bakersfield area.