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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.

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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.