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Vermont Electric Cooperative Holds Rates Steady for Fourth Consecutive Year

November 29, 2017

Johnson, VT - Vermont Electric Cooperative (VEC) will not seek a rate increase for January 2018, marking the fourth consecutive year that VEC has kept rates flat. Earlier in the year, VEC anticipated that a rate increase would be necessary, but VEC staff worked hard to identify savings in power supply and transmission as well as in other areas.

Unprecedented Wind Storm Affects VEC Service Territory- 17,000 Members Restored By Saturday

November 4, 2017

Johnson, VT- By mid-day Saturday, Vermont Electric Cooperative (VEC) had restored power to just under 40% of its service territory, repairing over 374 separate outages that impacted over 17,000 members.  All hands were on deck all week to respond to this unique and challenging event.  As VEC worked to wrap up the final power restorations, employees wanted Co-op members to know how appreciative they are for their patience and support during what was a multiple day outage for many members.

VEC Announces Distribution of $1,000,000 in Patronage Capital to Member-Owners in 2017

October 2, 2017

Johnson, VT- Vermont Electric Cooperative (VEC) has announced a distribution of $1,000,000 in patronage capital funds. This will be the fifth consecutive year that VEC members have received a patronage capital distribution with a total distribution of $3,350,000 in patronage capital dollars to active and former members over those five years.

Vermont Electric Cooperative Announces Jake Brown joining Community Relations Team

September 19, 2017

Johnson, VT- Vermont Electric Cooperative (VEC) announced today that Jake Brown will be joining the VEC Member Services and Community Relations team as an Energy Services Planner, leading a variety of communications, outreach, and member service initiatives.“I am very excited that Jake will be joining us and I know he will be a fabulous addition to the great team here at VEC,” said Andrea Cohen, Manager of Member Relations.

VEC Powers and Empowers Members' Communities: VEC Community Fund Announces 2nd Quarter Grant Awards of $1,650

July 28, 2017

Johnson, VT- The VEC Community Fund is a Vermont Electric Cooperative program strengthening member communities by supporting organizations promoting community development and economic security. Funds are allocated on a quarterly basis, and the four areas of focus are: Economic Security, Energy Education, Emergency/Disaster Relief, and Community Development.