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Vermont Electric Cooperative Statement on Cyber Security 

December 30, 2016

Johnson, VT- In regard to the recent Department of Homeland Security malware code alert, VEC has no evidence of a threat to our system.  VEC recently participated in a rigorous Risk Vulnerability Assessment with the Department of Homeland Security and has complied with the White House security protocol, C2M2, since 2012. Cyber security is part of our overall safety program which involves review by the

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Vermont Electric Coop Keeps Rates Flat, Despite Rising Costs

November 28, 2016

By TAYLOR DOBBS, VPR

The Vermont Electric Cooperative has announced that despite steadily climbing costs, the coop will not increase electric rates next year. CEO Christine Hallquist said the utility was preparing for a 3 percent rate increase in customers’ rates next year, but leadership called on employees

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VT Utilities Warn Customers to Be on Alert for Phone Scams

November 16, 2016

Colchester, VT- Today is national Utilities United Against Scams Day, when utilities across the country warn customers about bill payment phone scams. Vermont’s three largest utilities – Green Mountain Power, Vermont Electric Cooperative, and Burlington Electric Department – are joining together to alert customers that scammers regularly make calls threatening disconnection if payment is not made immediately, and those calls have increased recently. 

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VEC’s Co-op Community Solar Project Launched in Alburgh, Vermont

October 20, 2016

Alburgh, VT- On Thursday, October 20th, Vermont Electric Cooperative (VEC), Encore Renewable Energy, and SoCore Energy, held a Community Appreciation Event at the site of VEC’s first Co-op Community Solar project on Route 78 and Dump Road in Alburgh VT. The Community Appreciation Event was held in order to thank VEC members and the Town

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VEC Announces Distribution of Member-Owner Patronage Capital

September 29, 2016

Johnson, VT- Vermont Electric Cooperative (VEC) has announced the distribution of $500,000 in patronage capital funds to member-owners in 2016. Patronage capital is each member’s share of remaining funds after the cooperative utility pays its operating expense. The VEC Board of Directors determines annually whether the co-op is in a strong