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After No Rate Increase For Six Years, VEC Plans Modest Rate Increase For 2020

November 15, 2019

Johnson, Vt - Vermont Electric Co-op (VEC) today filed a request with the Vermont Public Utility Commission for a rate increase of 3.29% to take effect at the beginning of next year. 

Albany Energy Fair Carol Maroni for website

Local Efforts Get Boosts from VEC Community Fund

November 6, 2019

Johnson, Vt - A dozen non-profit organizations were awarded grants from VEC’s member-supported Community Fund recently. Grants supported literacy, public safety, and addiction treatment, among other needs. 

VEC CEO Rebecca Towne at Hinesburg battery installation for website

VEC, Partners, Celebrate Success of the Co-op’s First Utility-Scale Battery System

October 24, 2019

Hinesburg, Vt – Today Vermont Electric Cooperative (VEC) celebrated the success of its first utility–scale battery system at the battery site in Hinesburg.

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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.

Plugging in PHEV for website

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.