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VEC Marks Success on State Energy Goals 

February 5, 2019

Johnson, VT – Vermont Electric Cooperative (VEC) has successfully met, and in some cases exceeded, the first round of statewide renewable energy and fossil fuel reduction requirements under Vermont’s Renewable Energy Standard (RES). (Photo courtesy Encore Renewable Energy.)

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Two Years in, VEC's Community Solar Program Sees Continued Growth  

January 30, 2019

Johnson, VT- Vermont Electric Co-op members continue to express interest in VEC’s Co-op Community Solar Program two years since the program was launched, and just over the past six months about 50 new members have sponsored solar panels and have begun saving money on their electricity bills.

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VEC Offering New Incentives for 2019 

January 3, 2019

Johnson, VT - Vermont Electric Co-op has unveiled a new round of bill credits this year for members who purchase a range of devices for their homes or businesses. (At left, staff from Nelson Veterinary Clinic gather under a heat pump the Newport business has installed as part of VEC's incentive program.)

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Be Sure You're Cyber-Secure this Holiday Season 

December 5, 2018

Johnson, VT - With the holiday season upon us, many of us are likely spending more time online, shopping for gifts for friends and loved ones. With online scammers and other bad actors particularly active during the busy shopping season between Thanksgiving and the New Year, it pays to remain extra alert during this period, according to VEC’s Manager of Information Technology Bob Stein.

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Out-of-State Crews Join Restoration Effort 

November 29, 2018

Johnson, VT – As VEC welcomed mutual aid crews from New Jersey and Pennsylvania to help with power restoration efforts, the co-op urged members who still do not have power to be prepared to be without electricity possibly into the weekend.