Vermont Electric Cooperative

State pursues disaster aid after snowstorm

A tree trunk lays across power lines. Photo courtesy of Green Mountain Power

Vermont asks FEMA to help determine whether the state qualifies for public assistance disaster aid after last week’s storm left thousands without power.

VEC expects some members will remain without power into next week

The storm that began on Tuesday night has caused more than 18,000 outages for Vermont Electric Cooperative (VEC) members.

VEC line crews battle new power outages as storm continues

Vermont Electric Cooperative (VEC) reports that since Tuesday line crews have restored more than 14,000 power outages, yet about 5,800 VEC members are without power early Friday morning.

VEC Crews working continuously to restore power outages

Vermont Electric Cooperative, power outages, winter stormermont Electric Cooperative (VEC) reports that more than 10,000 power outages were caused by a slow moving storm which began yesterday and continues to deliver heavy, wet snow in VEC’s service territory and throughout Vermont.

Vermont utilities could lose millions of dollars in energy credits

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The Vermont Legislature looks to set a renewable portfolio standard that would establish by law how much electricity generated from wind, solar and other renewable resources utilities must sell to customers.

Net metering booms in Vermont

A solar panel and battery storage system at Northern Reliability’s test center in Waitsfield. Photo by John Herrick/VTDigger

Vermont’s net-metering program has grown sixfold over the past five years, and is expected to continue to accelerate before the uncertain changes to the federal solar tax credit in 2016.

Ruling forces Vermont to share cost of adding regional transmission

High-tension power lines cut through New Hampshire. Photo by John Herrick/VTDigger

Court ruling on FERC Order 1000 means Vermont must share the cost of building and upgrading electricity transmission lines in all of New England.

Vermont Electric Coop announces annual meeting election results

1,566 Vermont Electric Cooperative (VEC) members cast ballots during the annual election completed on Saturday, May 17, 2012.

8 candidates seek 3 Vermont Electric Coop director seats

Vermont Electric Cooperative (VEC) has received eight applications from candidates seeking one of three positions on the Board of Directors.

Vermont Electric Cooperative sounds alert on scam

Vermont Electric Cooperative (VEC) is warning consumers about a telephone scam that preys on utility customers.

Hundreds of utility workers fixing VEC power lines damaged by ice storm

News Release — Vermont Electric Cooperative Dec. 23, 2013 JOHNSON – More than five hundred utility workers have joined Vermont Electric Cooperative’s (VEC) line workers and operations personnel to repair unprecedented damage to power lines and utility poles. The ice storm that began on Saturday continues to plague northern Vermont with a dangerous combination of […]

Ice storm knocks power out for thousands of VEC members

This weekend a powerful ice storm knocked power out for thousands of Vermonters including more than a third of Vermont Electric Cooperative’s (VEC) members.

VEC partners with co-op association to build large-scale solar project

Gov. Peter Shumlin came to the Capital Plaza in Montpelier on Monday to mark Vermont Electric Cooperative’s plan to build a 5 megawatt solar energy installation. Photo by John Herrick/VTDigger

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.

Tensions rise as credits for solar cut into utility budgets; VEC is the third utility to hit 4 percent cap

Solar panels in East Montpelier. VTD/Josh Larkin

Some small utilities want to change the funding arrangement because they say it kicks the cost of maintaining the grid to other customers.

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