Burlington Electric Department

Burlington Electric, Vermont Gas announce new energy saving program

BURLINGTON — The Burlington Electric Department and Vermont Gas are hoping a little friendly competition will induce city residents to be more energy efficient. A new website will allow customers to compare their energy use to people with similar housing and offer them a “wide-range of possible steps, services, and savings opportunities based upon each […]

Russian link to malware on Burlington Electric Department computer now in question

The Washington Post said it received bad information from anonymous authorities who leaked to them “without having all the facts.”

Russians penetrated Burlington Electric Department computer

The malware was found on a laptop computer not connected to the electric grid.

Burlington Electric Department and Green Mountain Power Alert Customers to Phone Scam

News Release — Green Mountain Power & Burlington Electric Dept. December 27, 2016 Contacts: Dorothy Schnure, Green Mountain Power, 802.655.8418 Mike Kanarick, Burlington Electric Department, 802.735.7962 Burlington, VT – The Burlington Electric Department and Green Mountain Power today are warning customers about an ongoing bill payment phone scam. In a new wave of calls today, […]

Moody’s Investors Service Upgrades Burlington Electric’s Credit Rating to A3

News Release — Burlington Electric Dept. December 20, 2016 Contact: Brian Lowe 802.735.3983 Moody’s Investors Service Upgrades Burlington Electric’s Credit Rating to A3 for First “A” Rating in over Six Years Recognizes Forward-Looking Financial Policies, Renewable Power Supply, Competitive Rates, Strong Management, Solid City Financial Position Burlington, VT – Moody’s Investors Service upgraded the Burlington Electric […]

Burlington Electric Continues Focus on 100 Percent Renewability with Addition of More Wind Energy

News Release — Burlington Electric Dept. December 15, 2016 Contact: Mike Kanarick 802.735.7962 Hancock Wind in Maine Will Supply Nine Percent of Burlington’s Energy Needs Burlington, Vt. – The Burlington Electric Department continues to focus on sourcing 100 percent of its power from renewable generation with the addition of a new source to its power […]

Burlington electric utility suggests battery-powered buses

It is proposing to set up a fund to help a transit provider buy the vehicles, which cost more than conventional buses. The move would help the utility meet requirements for cutting fossil fuel use.

Burlington Electric to Install Electric Vehicle Charging Stations at Hannaford in New North End

News Release — Burlington Electric Department November 17, 2016 Contact: Mike Kanarick 802.735.7962 Location Selected with Community Input; Installation Demonstrates BED’s Commitment to Increase Number of EVs on the Road, Reduce Greenhouse Gas Emissions Burlington, Vt. – The Burlington Electric Department today announced that it will install two 240-volt, dual port electric vehicle (EV) charging […]

VT Utilities Warn Customers to Be on Alert for Phone Scams

News Release — BED, GMP & VEC November 16, 2016 Contacts: Mike Kanarick, Burlington Electric Department, 802.735.7962 Dorothy Schnure, Green Mountain Power, 802.655.8418 Andrea Cohen, Vermont Electric Cooperative, 802.696.9036 New wave of disconnection scams targeting customers Colchester, VT – Today is national Utilities United Against Scams Day, when utilities across the country warn customers about […]

Burlington Electric Encourages Community to ‘Share the Warmth’ by Contributing to CVOEO WARMTH Support Program

News Release — Burlington Electric Dept. October 24, 2016 Contact: Mike Kanarick 802.735.7962 Leads by Example with $20k to Help Families with Heating Emergencies Burlington, VT – The Burlington Electric Department today is encouraging the Burlington community to contribute to the WARMTH Support Program of the Champlain Valley Office of Economic Opportunity (CVOEO), leading by […]

Shumlin chief of staff going to Burlington Electric Department

Gov. Peter Shumlin’s chief of staff, Darren Springer, will work for the Burlington Electric Department when the governor’s term ends in January. The electric department, which is part of Burlington city government, announced the transition in a news release Thursday. His title will be manager of strategy and innovation. He will lead five departments within […]

Mayor Miro Weinberger Announces Formation of Unique City Partnership

News Release — Mayor Miro Weinberger September 28, 2016 Contacts: Katie Vane, Mayor’s Office, 802.734.0617 Mike Kanarick, Burlington Electric Department, 802.735.7962 Brings Potential for Significant Energy Savings Burlington Town Center, UVM Medical Center, UVM, BURDES, Burlington Electric, Vermont Gas to Work with Corix Utilities to Create District Energy System Burlington, VT: Mayor Miro Weinberger today at […]

Burlington Electric Encourages Community to Conserve Energy on Peak Demand Day

News Release — Burlington Electric Department August 11, 2016 Contact: Mike Kanarick 802.735.7962 Burlington, Vt. – Burlington Electric Department is encouraging the Burlington community to take steps to conserve energy today, as temperatures are rising during what will be one of the hottest days of summer and, therefore, a peak demand day. On a peak […]

Burlington Electric, Vermont Gas Helping Multi-unit Rental Buildings Through Efficiency Services

News Release — Vermont Gas Systems & Burlington Electric Dept. March 17, 2016 Contacts: Beth Parent, Vermont Gas Systems 802.578.2776 [email protected] Mike Kanarick, Burlington Electric Department 802.735.7962 [email protected] Energy Champ Challenge Reaches New Goal Burlington, Vt. – The Burlington Electric Department (BED) and Vermont Gas Systems announced today that their popular Energy Champ Challenge efficiency […]