Get to Know Your WEC Directors Susan Alexander, Betsy Allen, Steven Farnham

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In 2022, WEC members elected one incumbent and two new Directors to the Board. Co-op Currents invited these three Directors to talk about the values and experience they bring to the role, how they’ll balance vision and fiscal responsibility, and what interests them most. The following profiles do not necessarily represent the values and policy decisions set by WEC’s Board …

Annual Meeting Election Results

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Special announcement May 6, 2022 Farnham, Alexander, Allen elected to WEC Board of Directors Steven Farnham of Plainfield, Susan Alexander of Cabot, and Betsy Allen of Plainfield won election to Washington Electric Cooperative’s (WEC) member-led Board of Directors. Farnham was the sole incumbent running for re-election; Alexander and Allen were newly elected to the Board. The results were announced Thursday …

WEC featured on VPR podcast

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A rural Vermont utility crew confronts a surprise outage, and a changing climate Erica Heilman, producer of Rumble Strip, profiled WEC for VPR broadcast Published by Vermont Public Radio | By Erica Heilman | April 29, 2022 “Last week, there was a storm of wet heavy snow in areas throughout Vermont, with power outages all around the state. Independent producer Erica Heilman stopped …

WEC’s 2021 Report Card By the Numbers

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Service Quality and Reliability Results By Louis Porter Washington Electric Cooperative annually reports to state regulators how well it provided service to its members over the last year. The Service Quality and Reliability Plan, or SQRP, report consists of 12 categories designed to take a snapshot of where we are doing well and where we need to improve. While this …

Seven Candidates Respond to Policy Questions

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Seven Co-op members seek election to three available seats on WEC’s Board of Directors. Each Director serves a three-year term. WEC members may vote for or write in a maximum of three candidates. Ballots must be returned by mail in 2022, and must be received by the Barre Post Office before the May 4 deadline. In the March issue of …

Board of Directors Asks Members to Vote for Bylaw Amendment

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For the first time in a decade, WEC members are asked for their vote to amend the Co-op’s bylaws. The proposed amendment to Article II comes from WEC’s Board of Directors. Its primary effect would allow for electronic (online) voting. Currently, members may only vote by mailed ballot, or, when it is safe to gather, in person. The bylaw amendment …

General Manager’s Report: WEC Draws on Its Strengths to Navigate Disruptions

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By Louis Porter About five months ago, I began working for Washington Electric Cooperative, and I continue to be amazed by the warm welcome and generosity shown by my colleagues, the members, the Board of Directors, and those who work in Vermont’s public power system. Our corner of Vermont, and the world at large, have faced tremendous upheaval from ongoing …

Treasurer’s Report: Planning pays off

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WEC budgeted accurately for 2021, despite higher purchased power bills due to decreased production at Coventry By Don Douglas Washington Electric Cooperative is committed to providing the excellent service our members expect and deserve. The catastrophic pandemic is still with us as we attempt to learn to live with the virus that has caused so many disruptions to our lives. …

Report of the 2022 Committee on Candidates

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REPORT OF THE 2022 COMMITTEE ON CANDIDATES The 2022 Committee on Candidates convened a teleconference on Wednesday, March 16, at 5:04 p.m. to review the petitions and qualifications of those members who submitted their names as candidates for the Board of Directors prior to the teleconference.  There are three (3) positions to be filled. Seven (7) members of the Washington …

Brief updates: April 2022

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Tune in to WEC’s Annual Meeting! WEC’s 83nd Annual Meeting of the membership will be held virtually on Thursday, May 5, at 5 p.m. To register for the meeting, visit wec.coop/annual-meeting. Join the meeting for: Results of this year’s Board of Directors election Q&A with Board Officers and new General Manager Louis Porter Musical performance from Patrick Ross and Doug …