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VEC Offering School Visits, Facility Tours

October 2, 2019

Johnson, Vt – Is your local school looking for a great guest speaker? Would students in your town be interested in a field trip to learn how electricity gets delivered across northern Vermont?

“Now that the school year has gotten into full swing, we want to remind members that Vermont Electric Co-op staff is available to come speak to students in your community, and also available to give tours of our facility in Johnson,” said Amanda Zay, Senior Human Resource Generalist at VEC.

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VEC Launches New Incentive for Electric Vehicle Chargers

September 19, 2019

Johnson, VT – Vermont Electric Cooperative (VEC) is now offering a $250 bill credit to members who purchase a Level II electric vehicle charger.

As part of the credit, members will be asked to refrain from charging their cars from 5pm-9pm on weekdays, when demand for electricity typically peaks and electricity is generated from dirtier and more expensive sources.

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Check out Electric Vehicles, Chat with Owners on Sept 21 In Grand Isle

September 6, 2019

Johnson, Vt - Plug-in electric vehicles (EVs) representing a range of different manufacturers will be on display, and their owners will be available to discuss their experience with their cars, during Islands Electric Day on Saturday, Sept 21 in Grand Isle. The event, co-hosted by Vermont Electric Co-op and Drive Electric Vermont, will run from 10 am to 1pm at the Grand Isle School on US- Route 2. The event is part of the nation-wide Drive Electric Week.

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VEC Will Return $1.2 Million in Patronage Capital to Members

August 30, 2019

Johnson, Vt - This fall VEC will be returning $1.2 million in patronage capital to its members. This will be the seventh consecutive year that VEC members have received a patronage capital distribution, with over $6 million refunded over that time period.

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Commentary: VEC's Co-op Community Solar? Works for Me

by Mike Bursell, VEC Chief Financial Officer

August 21, 2019

As Chief Financial Officer of Vermont Electric Cooperative, my primary job is to manage the cooperative’s financial well-being. As an electric cooperative our members are also our owners.  We work for the interests of our members without the pressure from investors to be more profitable.