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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.

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Vermont Electric Co-op Seeking Candidates for the Board of Directors

February 9, 2018

Johnson, VT – Vermont Electric Co-op (VEC) is seeking candidates for three soon-to-be-open seats on the board of directors.

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Vermont Electric Co-op Seeks Adopters for New Smart Energy Device

January 31, 2018

Johnson, VT – Vermont Electric Co-op (VEC) is seeking members in several towns in and around Chittenden County to help test a cutting-edge energy management technology that’s designed to make the electric grid cleaner, cheaper, and easier to run.