East Montpelier, Vt: Washington Electric Co-op (WEC) and Vermont-based consultants the Energy Futures Group are hosting a virtual public meeting for any members interest-ed in learning about WEC’s 20-year Integrated Resource Plan, or IRP.
The meeting will be held Wednesday, Aug. 12, from 6-8 p.m. Registration is required. Internet access will be necessary to attend the meeting. Please visit wec.coop and look for the link under Events & Bulletins to register.
The IRP assesses:
• how much electricity WEC will need to serve its membership,
• where that electricity is generated,
• potential risks,
• and potential opportunities.
The IRP is a 20-year plan that is updated every three years. These consistent updates al-low WEC’s leadership to maintain focus on long-term strategies and outcomes while incorporating shorter-term changes in technologies and other factors.
The member meeting is a chance to learn more about the Co-op’s plans to meet mem-bers’ energy needs, “including our power supply commitments, how we design the elec-tric grid that serves homes and businesses, and what we are doing to combat climate change,” said General Manager Patty Richards. “We will also talk about how we plan to meet regulatory requirements that will help move away from fossil fuel use to clean sources of electricity. This is an exciting opportunity and we hope you will join us.” Members are invited to bring their questions and offer feedback.
Washington Electric Co-op is a member-owned, not-for-profit electric utility founded in 1939. WEC serves approximately 10,800 member-owners in 41 towns throughout Wash-ington, Orange, Caledonia and Orleans counties with power generated from 100 percent renewable sources. WEC is an equal opportunity provider and employer. For more in-formation please visit https://www.washingtonelectric.coop or call 802-223-5245.