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 …

WEC Hires General Manager

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RICHARDS NAMED NEW GENERAL MANAGER AT WASHINGTON ELECTRIC CO-OP The Board of Directors of Washington Electric Cooperative has selected Patricia H. Richards to become WEC’s new General Manager, effective July 1. She will take over management of the Co-op from Avram Patt, who is retiring at the end of June after 16 ½ years as manager and 8 years as …

WEC Opposes Moratorium on Wind Development

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STATEMENT OPPOSING A MORATORIUM ON WIND DEVELOPMENT IN VERMONT Adopted by the Board of Directors of Washington Electric Cooperative, January 9, 2013 Washington Electric Co-op (WEC) reaffirms its support for responsible development of renewable energy generation in Vermont, including commercial scale wind. Climate change is already affecting our planet and its impact is being felt in Vermont. The Vermont Legislature …

WEC’s 2012 Annual Meeting: Voting Results, Guest Speaker Presentation

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Approximately 170 Washington Electric Co-op members, staff and guests gathered for the Co-op’s 73rd Annual Meeting, held in Montpelier on May 24th. WEC members voted by mail and in person for three 3-year seats on the Board of Directors as well as on a bylaw amendment. Incumbent Directors Richard Rubin of Plainfield and Roger Fox of Walden were reelected, and …

First Wind’s Project in Sheffield Begins Operations

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PRESS RELEASE: FIRST WIND CELEBRATES COMPLETION OF SHEFFIELD WIND PROJECT Gov. Shumlin participates in ribbon-cutting ceremony to commemorate 40 megawatt project that will deliver clean energy to about 15,000 Vermont homes 10/26/2011 Sheffield, VT – October 26, 2011 – First Wind, an independent U.S.-based wind energy company, today marked the commencement of commercial operations of the company’s 40 megawatt (MW) …