Washington Electric Co-op Observes Lineworker Appreciation Day, Recognizes Staff Safety Efforts During Pandemic

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National Lineworker Appreciation Day is Saturday, April 18.Lineworkers and utility staff are essential personnel working to keep power reliable East Montpelier, Vt: April 18 is the national appreciation day for America’s lineworkers. Electric lineworkers exhibit courage and expertise year round in a job that requires grueling hours of work in dangerous conditions. In Washington Electric Co-op’s (WEC) central Vermont service …

Washington Electric Co-op To Cancel In-Person Annual Meeting of Membership; Will Host Limited Business Meeting In Response To COVID-19 Board of Directors elections to take place by mail

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East Montpelier, Vt: The Board of Directors of Washington Electric Co-op (WEC), a member-owned utility serving central Vermont, has changed how it will hold the Annual Meeting of its membership to protect members and staff and to prevent the spread of the COVID-19 virus. There will be no in-person meeting of the Membership. The meeting had been scheduled for May …

Washington Electric Co-op Announces COVID-19 Response

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East Montpelier, Vt: Washington Electric Co-op (WEC), a member-owned utility serving central Vermont, has released its first round of COVID-19 response plans. WEC is taking steps to reduce any risk of infection among its workforce. In an emergency, particularly a health emergency, it is critical for electric utilities to be able to provide reliable electric service and support. “Our paramount …

Washington Electric Cooperative Community Fund Gives $974 in Food to Central Vermont Salvation Army Food Shelf Stuff-A-Truck Fundraiser

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November 19, 2019 P.O. Box 8        40 Church Street East Montpelier, VT 05651 Contact: Patty Richards, 802-223-5245 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Washington Electric Cooperative, Inc. E. Montpelier, Vt: On November 14, staff and volunteers from Washington Electric Co-op (WEC) Community Fund shopped for nearly $1,000 in food for the Stuff-A-Truck event to benefit Central Vermont families in need over the winter. …

Washington Electric Cooperative Receives $8.13 Million Loan From USDA Rural Development

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November 12, 2019 E. Montpelier, Vt: Washington Electric Cooperative (WEC) will receive a federal loan of $8.13 million to improve distribution, transmission, and generation for its members. The loan, announced Nov. 1 by the USDA, is part of a $1.3 billion investment to support rural electric infrastructure nationwide. “We are thrilled to be able to invest in improving our grid …

Washington Electric Co-op Hosts Community Meeting in Cabot October 24

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October 18, 2019 East Montpelier, Vt: Washington Electric Co-op (WEC) is pleased to welcome members to its annual Community Meeting, held this year at the Cabot School on Thursday, October 24. A dinner is held at 6 p.m., with the meeting following at 7 p.m. WEC’s Board of Directors and staff will be present to update members about issues facing …

Washington Electric Co-op Files for 5.95 Percent Rate Increase

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East Montpelier, Vt: Washington Electric Co-op (WEC), a member-owned utility serving central Vermont, is filing for a 5.95 percent rate increase with Vermont’s Public Utility Commission (PUC). The planned increase will take effect January 1, 2020 and will become permanent pending PUC approval. Major drivers for the rate increase include: Required funds to meet lender ratio requirements Compensation for lost …

PRESS RELEASE – SCAM ALERT

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Press Release September 11, 2014 Washington Electric Co-op warns members about phone scam Contact: Susan Golden: 800-932-5245 susan.golden@wec.coop East Montpelier, VT- Washington Electric Cooperative (WEC) is warning members about a phone scam targeting WEC members and other Vermont utility consumers.   A WEC member received a call from someone saying they were from Green Mountain Electric.   The member said she didn’t …

SCAM ALERT

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Press Release November 12, 2013 Washington Electric Co-op warns members about phone scam Contact: Susan Golden: 800-932-5245 susan.golden@wec.coop East Montpelier, VT- Washington Electric Cooperative (WEC) is warning members about a phone scam targeting Vermont utility consumers.  Green Mountain Power and Vermont Electric Cooperative have both had reports regarding this scam.  WEC has not had any reports yet, but we anticipate …