Annual Meeting Election Results

Coop Currents Coop News, Press Releases

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 …

Planned outage

WEC Outages

January 27, 2023 WEC will be shutting off power to roughly 30 members in East Montpelier from 1:30 pm to 2:30 pm today. This will allow WEC crews to make repairs to the lines and poles. Thank you for your patience and understanding. If your power is off for longer than an hour or you are experiencing outages outside of …

Outages 1/24/2023

WEC Outages

January 24, 2023 | 1:00 pm Power restored. January 24, 2023 | 12:10 pm 256 members without power. January 24, 2023 | 11:55 am WEC is experiencing outages in East Montpelier, Marshfield, Calais, and Cabot. 213 members are currently without power. More information to come shortly. Remember: Do not approach downed wires, trees, or trees on power lines. They could …

Outages – 1/23/2023

WEC Outages

Members may experience blinking lights on and off due to the heavy snow loading on trees. January 23, 2023 | 12:30 pm All power has been restored. If you are experiencing an outage–not just blinking lights–please call us at 802-223-5245 or toll-free 1-800-932-5245. Remember: Do not approach or touch downed wires, poles, or trees on lines as they could still …

WEC Warns Members of Phone Scam

WEC Notices

January 20, 2023 Washington Electric Cooperative, Inc.PO Box 840 Church StreetEast Montpelier, VT 05651 Contact: Susan Golden – 802-223-5245 (toll free: 1-800-932-5245) / susan.golden@wec.coop East Montpelier, Vt – At least one member of Washington Electric Cooperative (WEC)  has received a telephone call from someone fraudulently representing themselves as a representative of an unnamed utility. The message stated that if the …

RESTORED – Outages – 1/16/2023

WEC Outages

January 16, 2023 | 1 pm Outages in Plainfield, Barre, and East Montpelier have been restored. Crews are checking fuses to verify that all members’ power is on. *** January 16, 2023 | 12 pm WEC is experiencing outages in Plainfield, Barre, and East Montpelier. Approximately 125 members are without power at this time. Crews are on the way to …

Special: Winter Storm Elliott coverage and letter to members from GM Louis Porter

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Dear Fellow Members of Washington Electric Cooperative, I want to thank you for your patience during the recent outage, for caring for your neighbors, and for the encouragement and kindness you showed WEC staff. WEC has recovered from experiencing one of its most destructive storms in recent history. At the start of our restoration efforts, 5,700 members were without power …

RESTORED: Outages 12/23 – 29/2022

WEC Outages

December 29, 2022 | 3:30 pm ALL OUTAGES RESTORED. Crews completed the final scattered outages from Winter Storm Elliott this afternoon. WEC extends its sincere thanks to: And most important, thank you to our members for their patience and their care for their neighbors and community! December 29, 2022 | 10:30 am Dear WEC members, Thank you for your patience …

2023 Annual Meeting Scheduled for May 4

WEC Coop News

Board Candidacy and Bylaws Petition Deadlines Due Feb/March The 2023 Annual Meeting will be held on Thursday, May 4. For the first time since 2019, the Annual Meeting will be in-person at WEC’s warehouse. More event details will follow in future issues of Co-op Currents. Every year, the Annual Meeting marks the election of three members to WEC’s Board of …

Financial assistance, scam awareness, Sign up for outage alerts, Board vacancies

WEC Coop News

Have your finances taken a hit? Don’t let your WEC bill go past due, or grow beyond what you can manage. Help is available: A Member Services Representative will help you put together a budget that works for you. Plus, there are state programs that may help pay down your bill. Call us today, and we’ll help you put together …

Energy Coach

WEC Coop News

Ask the Energy Coach: When will incentives resume? Dear Energy Coach: I just installed a hot water heat pump and want to take advantage of WEC’s incentives. When will they be available again? You can submit the invoices for any eligible equipment upgrades now – in fact, WEC hopes you will. All eligible equipment upgrades dated from September through December …