David Hallquist, CEO of VEC, announced the plan to build a 5 megawatt solar installation that would cover about 20 to 30 acres in the western part of its service area in northern Vermont.
Vermont Electric Cooperative
Tensions rise as credits for solar cut into utility budgets; VEC is the third utility to hit 4 percent cap
Results of Vermont Electric Cooperative’s (VEC) director elections and proposed bylaw amendment were announced during the Cooperative’s 75th Annual Meeting held at Smugglers’ Notch on Saturday, May 18, 2013.
Vermont Electric Cooperative (VEC) is encouraging its members to conserve energy on Tuesday, January 22 and Wednesday, January 23 between the hours of 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. when demand for electricity is expected to peak due to weather conditions which are producing prolonged colder temperatures in Vermont.
Vermont Electric Cooperative’s (VEC) control center reports that an early morning outage left approximately 4,000 customers in the Jay/ North Troy area without power for up to 90 minutes. Power was restored to all members shortly after 4:00 am.
Massive gusts of high-speed winds are knocking out power for thousands of Vermonters across the state.
Approximately 1,600 Vermont Electric Cooperative (VEC) members are without power on Tuesday morning as a result of powerful thunderstorms that caused severe damage in several parts of the VEC service territory.
Vermont Electric Cooperative (VEC) is encouraging its members to conserve energy on Monday, July 16 between the hours of 2:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. when demand for electricity is expected to peak due to weather conditions which are producing prolonged high temperatures in northern Vermont.
An open letter to the Northeast Vermont Development Association
To meet the current legislative proposal given current market conditions, utilities will simply buy power from gas-fired sources and RECs from other states like Connecticut or Massachusetts instead of more expensive in-state renewable energy.
A very real issue is that the grid is not designed to handle large amounts of wind and solar without cost-effective battery storage to address the intermittent nature of these resources.