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VEC Issues Beat the Peak Alert

Johnson, VT- Vermont Electric Cooperative (VEC) is encouraging its members to conserve energy on Wednesday, July 29 between the hours of 1:00 p.m. and 6:00 p.m. when demand for electricity is expected to spike as a result of high temperatures throughout New England

Vermont Electric Cooperative Announces Annual Election Results

Johnson – The results of Vermont Electric Cooperative’s (VEC) annual election were announced at the Annual Meeting of the Membership on Saturday, May 9, 2015 at Jay Peak Resort. A total of 2,972 members cast their ballots for five ballot items and four director seats.

Eight Candidates Seek Four VEC Director Seats

VEC has received eight applications from candidates seeking one of four open positions on the Board of Directors. As a part of VEC’s annual meeting, an election of the membership is held each year to elect directors for open positions on the Board and to address other key issues.

VEC Line Workers Rescue Cat

Everyone knows that if a cat is stuck in a tree, you call the fire department. But who do you call if a cat is stuck on top of an electric pole? Your local electric cooperative, of course. On Monday, March 9, Vermont Electric Cooperative (VEC) received just such a call. Around noon, the phone rang in the control center and System Operator Melanie Butler received a report of a cat perched precariously on top a pole connecting one of the co-op’s three-phase electric lines in Highgate Center.


Construction Has Begun on the NEK Connector

Construction of the NEK Connector has begun. The $14.5 million dollar project, which is being managed by Vermont Electric Cooperative (VEC), has been planned since 2010 when VEC received a grant from the Economic Development Administration (EDA). The NEK Connector will significantly improve electric reliability by replacing a line that was originally built in the early to mid-20th century and expand telecommunications services in the Northeast Kingdom (NEK) by providing fiber optic cables to private telecommunications companies.