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 …

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 …

Seven Candidates for Board of Directors

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Vote by mail in 2022 Every year, WEC’s membership elects three fellow members to serve on the Co-op’s nine-seat Board of Directors. The members who serve in these critical roles oversee management and staff and make policy and leadership decisions for the member-owned electric utility.  In 2022, to date, seven candidates are vying for three seats. Two of these seats …

Outages – 5/17/22

WEC Outages

May 17, 2022 | 2:45 pm ALL POWER OUTAGES RESTORED. May 17, 2022 | 1:10 pm Update: Approx. 20 members still without power. May 17, 2022 | 11:45 am Update: Fewer than 20 members still without power. May 17, 2022 | 11:15 am Update: Approximately 20 members still without power. May 17, 2022 | 10:30 am Update: Approximately 40 members …

4/28 Outages

WEC Outages

April 28, 2022 | 5:00 pm RESTORED: Corinth & Roxbury. OUTAGES: fewer than 50 still out in Worcester April 28, 2022 | 4:15 pm OUTAGES: Worcester, Frazier Rd area Corinth, Taplin Hill area April 28, 2022 | 4:00 pm OUTAGES: WEC is experiencing outages due to high winds. WHERE: Worcester, Frazier Rd area Roxbury, Bull Run Rd area Corinth, Taplin …

RESTORED – 4/20/22 Outages

WEC Outages

April 20, 2022 | 4:00 pm As of 4:00 pm this afternoon, the outages in Washington Electric Cooperative territory have been restored! Dedicated crews worked over the course of two days and two nights to restore power to more than 2,700 members who were out of electricity at the peak of this event. Across Vermont, roughly 20,000 people were out …

4/20 – Outage Updates

WEC Outages

April 20, 2022 Post will be updated with timestamps, locations, & number of members without power until all power restored. 4:00 pm All outages have been restored. Thank you to our Operations crew for their hard work and to you, our members, for your patience. 1:30 pm Fewer than 10 members without power. 12:50 pm WHERE: Vershire, Middlesex# MEMBERS OUT: …

4/20 – Outages Update

WEC Outages

April 20, 2022 | 11:30 am As of 11:30 am, there are 11 separate outages with 155 members without power on the following roads: Marshfield Hollister Hill Vershire Goose Green Rd Williamstown Boyce Rd Weir Rd Bador Rd Middlesex Dolan Rd Upper Barnet Culver Hill Rd Wood Rd

4/20 – Outages Update

WEC Outages

April 20, 2022 | 8:30 am WEC crews continued working throughout the night, and as of this morning have restored power to over 300 members. We are down to 24 separate events with approximately 277 still out. Thank you for your patience and understanding. Next update around 10:30 am. Remember: if you see lines down, do not touch or approach …

4/19 Outages Update

WEC Outages

April 19, 2022 | 6:30 pm WEC crews have been diligently working to restore power to our members since 1:30 am this morning. Operations staff continue to survey the lines ahead of the line crews to locate the causes of outages and to determine what needs to get done for repairs. We’ve requested and received mutual aid from other utilities …

4/19 – Outages Across WEC Towns

WEC Outages

April 19, 2022 | 1:20 pm Power has been restored to several hundred members. Crews are continuing to work to restore power. Thank you for your patience and for calling in your outages. April 19, 2022 | 10:45 am WEC is experiencing outages throughout our service territory due to wet, heavy snow, trees on the lines, and lines down. The …