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Six Electric Cooperatives Receive DOE Fellowship for Low-Emission Energy Solutions

Six electric cooperatives across the country, including Vermont Electric Cooperative, Brunswick Electric Membership Corp., Connexus Energy, Farmers Electric Cooperative, Rappahannock Electric Cooperative and Tri-State Generation & Transmission Association, have been selected by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) for Clean Energy Innovator Fellowships to advance their low-emission...

Vermont Electric Cooperative Launches Residential Battery Storage Incentive Program

Vermont Electric Cooperative announced the public launch of a home battery storage incentive program designed to save the coop on power supply costs and support member resiliency.

Vermont Electric Cooperative Pledges To Be Carbon-free by 2023

Vermont Electric Cooperative, Vermont’s largest member-owned electric utility, has pledged to move to a 100% carbon-free power supply by 2023. The electric cooperative said the carbon-free decision was made by the board of directors to reflect customer demand for clean energy and to meet state goals to fight climate change. The coop serves about 32,000 members in 75 communities in...

VEC and GMP Announce Broadband Deployment Program

Vermont Electric Co-op (VEC) and Green Mountain Power (GMP) each launched a Broadband Deployment Program to help rural Vermonters get connected to broadband quickly and cost-effectively. The plans approved Friday by the Vermont Public Utility Commission lower the cost for broadband providers to connect the hardest-to-serve customers by offering up to $2,000 per unserved location for...

VEC Provides Savings for Members

Vermont Electric Cooperative (VEC) has saved its members $90,000 in peak capacity market costs since it started operating a utility-scale lithium-ion battery in July. The system allows VEC to discharge 400 MWhs onto the grid when it’s most needed to reduce peak capacity market costs.

Vermont Electric Cooperative Aims to Cut Gas Lawnmowers Short

Vermont Electric Cooperative just added a new bill credit to its VEC Energy Transformation Program. The new initiative will provide customers purchasing electric lawnmowers with either a $50 or $1,000 bill credit for residential and commercial mowers, respectively.

Vermont Electric Cooperative Receives Aid for Storm Damage

The Federal Emergency Management Agency will contribute more than $1.2 million to the Vermont Electric Cooperative to fund system repairs that were necessary as a result of the severe storms in May 2018. Vermont Emergency Management helped Vermont Electric to receive the aid.

VEC Gets $1,700,000 for Storm Damage Repair

Vermont Electric Cooperative, Inc. (VEC) is getting a grant from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to help repair 54 transformers and nearly 2,900 miles of transmission and line poles damaged by a severe storm and flooding in October of 2017. The money comes from FEMA’s Public Assistance program that reimburses communities and certain non-profit groups to help...

Vermont Coop Working with Major State Industry to Promote Electric Technology

Vermont Electric Cooperative (VEP), a Vermont cooperative with 35,000 members, including 400 maple syrup producers, has partnered with Dominion & Grim, a Canadian company, to promote to sugar makers a new electric evaporator called ECOVAP.  VEP will offer incentives for the sugar makers to switch to ECOVAP and, in turn, VEP will receive carbon credits for the program.

FEMA Grant Will Help Vermont Coop Clean Up

Vermont legislators announced last Friday that the Vermont Electric Cooperative (VEC) will receive a grant from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).  The $2.1 million grant will cover cleanup and repair costs related to severe weather that occurred last December and caused 45,000 outages in VEC’s service territory.  Click here for more.

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