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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.

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VEC Community Fund Issues New Round of Grants

June 27, 2019

Johnson, Vt – A range of non-profits that support downtown and community revitalization, energy education, and public safety received grants this spring from the Vermont Electric Cooperative’s Community Fund. (Among the grants was support for the reconstruction of the Albany General Store, as seen at left.)

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VEC Launches New Incentives for Purchase of Electric Mowers

June 10, 2019

Johnson, Vt – The Vermont Electric Co-operative (VEC) is offering a new bill credit for members purchasing electric lawn mowers. The new incentive, which adds to the list of several other VEC Energy Transformation Program incentives, takes the form of a bill credit of $1,000 for the purchase of commercial grade electric lawn mowers and $50 for the purchase of residential grade mowers.

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Members Gather for VEC Annual Meeting; Electric Vehicles the Theme

May 16, 2019

Johnson, VT – Vermont Electric Cooperative members got updates from co-op leadership and elected board directors, and also heard from experts on the future of electric vehicles (EVs) in rural Vermont at the co-op’s annual meeting May 11 at Jay Peak Resort. About 270 people were in attendance.

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Electric Vehicles the Focus at VEC's Annual Meeting May 11

April 16, 2019

Johnson, VT- Vermont Electric Co-operative members will be able to get the very latest on the fast-moving electric vehicle marketplace in Vermont and also enjoy a complimentary breakfast and great door prizes at the co-op’s annual meeting May 11 at Jay Peak Resort.