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VEC Marks Fifth Year with No Rate Increase 

November 13, 2018

Johnson, VT - VEC will not seek a rate increase for January of 2019, marking the fifth consecutive year that VEC has kept electric rates flat.

“I’m very proud of the work our entire team has done to keep rates flat since January 2014,” said VEC Chief Financial Officer Michael Bursell. “It’s taken a great deal of creativity, negotiation, and careful budgeting and everyone has pitched in,” he said. “That’s the beauty of the co-op model – if we do well, all our members do well.”

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VEC Community Fund Donation Supports Bakersfield Volunteer Fire Department Emergency Radio Equipment

September 27, 2018

Johnson, VT - The Vermont Electric Co-op’s Community Fund was recently a main sponsor of the Bakersfield Volunteer Fire Department’s 4th Annual Golf Tournament, which was held to raise money for upgraded radio equipment to improve emergency communications in the Bakersfield area.

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Outdoor Learning Area Sees Boost Thanks to VEC Community Fund Grant

September 18, 2018

Johnson, VT – A new outdoor learning area for the students of Jay/Westfield Elementary School, located at the Jay Community Recreational Centre (property owned by the Town of Jay) got a financial boost through a recent donation from the Vermont Electric Cooperative’s Community Fund.

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VEC Returning Record Level of Patronage Capital to Members

September 5, 2018

Johnson, VT- Vermont Electric Cooperative (VEC) has announced a distribution to members of $1.5 million in patronage capital funds, the largest capital distribution in the co-op’s 80 year history. This will be the sixth consecutive year that VEC members have received a patronage capital distribution..

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VEC Names Rebecca Towne Chief Executive Officer

August 22, 2018

Johnson, VT- The Board of Directors of the Vermont Electric Cooperative (VEC) is pleased to announce that Rebecca Towne will be joining the co-op as chief executive officer.