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Vermont Electric Co-op Lends a Hand to Other Utilities Post-Storm 

April 6, 2018

Johnson, VT – For the fourth time in about a month, crews from the Vermont Electric Co-op (VEC) have packed up and headed out to help other utilities restore power after a windstorm whipped through Vermont Wednesday night.

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Five Candidates Seek Three VEC Director Seats 

April 5, 2018

Johnson, VT- Five candidates are vying for three open seats this year on the board of the Vermont Electric Co-op (VEC). The election will open April 17 and will end, and winners will be declared, at the VEC Annual Meeting at Smugglers’ Notch Resort May 12.

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VEC Members Travel Quickly, Quietly and Cheaply in New EV 

March 28, 2018

Johnson, VT – Vermont Electric Co-op (VEC) is offering expanded financial incentives in 2018 to VEC members who purchase or lease electric or plug-in hybrid cars. VEC members Eric and Ingrid Nuse were among those who recently took advantage of a VEC bill credit when they bought an all-electric Nissan Leaf last fall.

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Newly Arrived Tree Pest Adds Challenges for Utilities 

March 21, 2018

Johnson, VT – The emerald ash borer (EAB), recently discovered in the town of Orange and likely to spread across the state in the coming years, will pose added challenges for utilities including the Vermont Electric Co-op (VEC) as they work to keep affected trees from falling on power lines.

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Vermont Electric Cooperative Announces the Resignation of CEO Christine Hallquist

February 20, 2018

Johnson, VT – The Vermont Electric Cooperative (VEC) Board of Directors announced today the resignation of Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Christine Hallquist and the appointment of VEC General Counsel Vickie Brown as interim CEO. The change will take effect March 2, 2018.