Vermont Electric Cooperative

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 […]

VEC’s Co-op Community Solar Project Launched in Alburgh

News Release — Vermont Electric Co-op October 20, 2016 Contact: Andrea Cohen, 802-696-9036 [email protected] Local community thanked for helping to bring cost-effective, local, renewable energy onto the grid Alburgh, VT- On Thursday, October 20th, Vermont Electric Cooperative (VEC), Encore Renewable Energy, and SoCore Energy, held a Community Appreciation Event at the site of VEC’s first […]

VEC Issues a Peak Alert for Thursday and Friday

News Release — Vermont Electric Cooperative August 10, 2016 Contact: Andrea Cohen [email protected] Members Encouraged to Conserve Energy Johnson, VT- Vermont Electric Cooperative (VEC) is encouraging members to conserve energy on Thursday, August 11 and Friday August 12, between the hours of 2:00 p.m. and 6:00 p.m. This is when demand for electricity is expected […]

VEC Issues a Peak Alert for Friday and Monday

News Release — Vermont Electric Cooperative July 14, 2016 Contacts: Andrea Cohen: Cell Phone: 802-696-9036 [email protected] Encourages Members to Conserve Energy Johnson, VT- Vermont Electric Cooperative (VEC) is encouraging members to conserve energy on Friday, July 15, and Monday July 18, between the hours of 1:00 p.m. and 6:00 p.m. when demand for electricity is […]

Vermont Electric Cooperative Awards Grants to Local Organizations

News Release — Vermont Electric Coop July 6, 2016 Press contact: Andrea Cohen, 802-696-9036 [email protected] Vermont Electric Cooperative Gives Back to Community Johnson, VT- Since the fall of 2014, the Vermont Electric Cooperative (VEC) Community Fund has made grants to six local organizations in support of key projects. Memphremagog Watershed Association, Boy Scouts of America, […]

Attorney General Warns of Scam Power Disconnection Calls

News Release — Office of the Attorney General June 29, 2016 Contact: Janet Murnane Consumer Assistance Program (800) 649-2424 or (802) 656-3183 Vermont business owners in Newport, Jay, and North Troy have reported receiving a call from a person claiming to be from the Vermont Electric Cooperative, the businesses’ electric utility, demanding immediate payment of […]

Vermont Electric Cooperative Recognized as Vermont Pride Business of the Year

News Release — Vermont Electric Coop May 25, 2016 Contact: Andrea Cohen, 802-696-9036. [email protected] Johnson, VT- Vermont Electric Cooperative is pleased to announce that on Friday, May 13, 2016, at the 18th Annual LGBTQA Community Celebration, Vermont Electric Cooperative (VEC) was recognized as “Business of the Year” by Pride Center of Vermont. VEC received this […]

Jeff Forward: VEC’s misrepresentation

I am extremely disappointed at how my utility, the Vermont Electric Cooperative, is participating in the current discussion around the future of solar power in Vermont.

Caleb Elder: Clinging to a dated utility model

Customers of Vermont Electric Cooperative who go solar should be thanked for investing their hard earned money into our collective clean energy future, not targeted by the very co-op they are part of with fees that undermine this investment.

Christine Hallquist: Pricing renewable energy right

We should not pay more than we need to for infrastructure, including renewable energy through the net metering program.

Future of large-scale renewable energy said to be on the line

Changes are being proposed to the rules requiring utilities to buy renewable energy from qualifying independent producers. The developers say it would kill their industry; utilities say the changes would save money for ratepayers.

Standard & Poor’s Boosts VEC’s Credit Rating to an A+

News Release — VEC Feb. 26, 2016 Press contact: Lisa Morris, 802-730-4399 [email protected]   Johnson, VT- Standard & Poor’s (S&P’s) Rating Services has raised Vermont Electric Cooperative’s (VEC’s) credit rating from an A to an A+ with a stable outlook. S&P’s cited effective regulatory partners, cost-effective power supply, and strong management in its decision to […]

Vermont Electric Cooperative warns members to be alert to phone scams

News Release — Vermont Electric Co-op November 1, 2015 Contact: Andrea Cohen Cell Phone: 802-696-9036 [email protected] Johnson, VT- Vermont Electric Cooperative wants members to be vigilant about phone scams that threaten people with electricity disconnection if they do not make an immediate payment of funds. The caller will act as if they are representing their […]

VEC issues Aug. 17 peak alert – encourages members to conserve energy

News Release — VEC Aug. 16, 2015 Contacts: Andrea Cohen Cell Phone: 802-696-9036 [email protected] Johnson, VT- Vermont Electric Cooperative (VEC) is once again encouraging its members to conserve energy on Monday August 17 between the hours of 1 pm and 6 pm when demand for electricity is expected to spike as a result of high […]