JodyDunklee photoAs a seventh generation Vermonter, I have an innate appreciation for our natural resources and co-operative communities.  I feel fortunate to live in a place where we can still uphold these values, even within our utility programs.  The non-profit model utilized by Vermont Electric Co-op is a service to us all.  I am glad to do my part to keep it going strong.

With over 18 years of professional work in electrical engineering, I believe I am uniquely positioned to understand the utility systems, especially within the changing technology landscape.  As board member, it would be my goal to support and establish a robust framework for the future, when electricity will come from many and variable sources, and require new technological and policy approaches.  I would advocate strong partnerships with groups such as Efficiency Vermont, VECAN, and community solar providers, in order to leverage programs, share knowledge, and foster community participation for those who want to get involved, have ideas, or express concerns. 

Sustainable and reliable energy distribution is a complex issue.  It starts with natural resources (where does the energy come from), but quickly gets entangled in social, political, regulatory, economic, and implementation issues.  It is not just an issue for me, my family, and my community; it’s an issue for future generations.  This is a critical and exciting time in the evolution of energy utilization. Being part of a community the counts on it, I am inspired to learn more, and to contribute to a sustainable future to the best of my ability. 

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