Outages Update

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January 17, 2022 – 1:00 pm WEC’s major outage in the Corinth/Bradford area has been restored. There are still scattered outages in Corinth and Topsham. Due to downed telephone lines, WEC crews are driving roads in the Corinth/Topsham area to confirm if meters are on or out. If you are still without power and you live in Corinth or Topsham, …

Outages Update

washingtonelec Outages

January 17, 2022 – 11:30 am WEC continues to see outages this morning. There are currently outages in Corinth, Bradford, and Hardwick. Crews have been dispatched. Thank you for your patience! Remember: If you see lines down, do not touch or approach them. They could still be energized. Please report any downed wires or trees by calling us immediately at 1-802-223-5245 …

Outages Update

washingtonelec Outages

January 17, 2022 – 10:15 am Power has been restored to Cabot residents. Remember: If you see lines down, do not touch or approach them. They could still be energized. Please report any downed wires or trees by calling us immediately at 1-802-223-5245 or 1-800-932-5245. Please check back regularly for updates.

Outages Update

washingtonelec Outages

January 17, 2022 – 9:30 am WEC is experiencing outages in the Topsham/Corinth area and in Cabot. Topsham/Corinth: Approximately 300 members are without power. There have been reports of trees on the lines. Crews have been dispatched.Cabot: 17 members are without power. Crews are on scene, but no report of the cause yet. Remember: If you see lines down, do …

Hazardous Weather Warning

WEC Notices

NOTICE TO WEC MEMBERS Washington Electric Cooperative is warning members of hazardous weather conditions beginning the night of Friday, January 14, 2022 and lasting through Monday, January 16, 2022. CLICK HERE for guidance on how to prepare for power outages. If you need help, call 211 to find any emergency resource you need: fuel, food, shelter, mental health, and anything …

WEC overcomes tree crew labor shortage, works to catch up on Right-of-Way clearing before winter

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Larry Gilbert, Right of Way Manager Over 2021, WEC’s operations department felt pinches in the supply chain and labor market just like most other industries. But in an essential industry—distributing electric power—in a rural service area, with storm season upon us, those pinches can have real effects. WEC contracts with several tree crews to help manage vegetation growth in its …

Strategic steps forward

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Louis Porter begins GM journey with WEC-wide strategic planning, assessing risk before broadband project goes before membership and regulators, storm preparedness, call for Board candidates, and the season of giving President’s and General Manager’s Message Strategic start Steve: The General Manager sets the process for operating the utility, brings new skills and a new outlook in carrying out the WEC …

Capstone uses ARPA funds to weatherize income-eligible households for free

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Paul Zabriskie, Capstone’s Director of Weatherization and Climate Impact Recently, Vermont announced the arrival of $7.9 million in American Recovery Plan Act (ARPA) funds earmarked for weatherization assistance programs. “What that means, in the near term,” said Paul Zabriskie, Director of Weatherization and Climate Impact at Capstone, “is we’re able to really step up the pace of weatherization.” Capstone is …