Outage – 9/6/2022

WEC Outages

September 6, 2022 | 10:00 am Outage restored. September 6, 2022 | 8:35 am Washington Electric Cooperative is experiencing an outage affecting 176 members in the Calais area. Crews are searching for the cause of the outage.

Outages – 8/18/2022

WEC Outages

August 18, 2022 | 3:15 pm 79 members still without power due to necessary, brief pole repairs. August 18, 2022 | 3:00 pm Outages in Stannard, Greensboro, and Wheelock restored. August 18, 2022 | 1:30 pm WEC is experiencing outages in the Stannard, Greensboro, and Wheelock areas. 162 members without power. Crews on the way. Remember: if you see lines …

Outages – 8/10/2022

WEC Outages

August 11, 2022 | 3:45 pm Washington Electric is experiencing power outages due to the current thunderstorms. WHERE: Moretown Common area # Members Out: 163 CREWS: On the way. Post will be updated as more information is available. Remember: Do not approach or touch downed power lines. Report outages or down wires immediately at 802-223-5245 or 1-800-932-5245.

Shift the Power and Conserve: WEC Asks Members to Reduce Energy Use Tonight

WEC Notices, Press Releases

August, 2022 Washington Electric Cooperative, Inc.P.O. Box 840 Church StreetEast Montpelier, VT 05651 East Montpelier, VT—Washington Electric Cooperative encourages its members to reduce energy consumption this evening, Thursday, August 4, 2022. With such high temperatures, the demand for electricity may rise dramatically this evening. Increased demand on the electrical grid means higher costs to you on your monthly bill and …

Community Fund Profile: “I love WGDR, and the chickens love it, too.”

Coop Currents Coop News

WEC Community Fund grantee Central Vermont Community Radio weathers major transitions, keeping listeners thinking, jamming, and connecting There’s a vibe, a sound to WGDR. It’s so Central Vermont. There’s this attentiveness to place, to community, to social justice, to having complicated conversations. The eclecticness of our programming is in tune with the community already. – Llu Mulvaney-Stanak Central Vermont Community …

New coaching program helps Vermonters improve their financial health and climate impact

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This winter, the price of heating oil spiked. This spring, gasoline topped $5 per gallon in some parts of Vermont. Many of us are feeling the pinch of inflation and cost of living increases. For years, community action agencies have offered income-eligible Vermonters support in managing their finances. Now, a new statewide program ties together financial and energy coaching, making …

President’s and General Manager’s Message

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WEC’s rate redesign, incentivizing beneficial electrification, now in full effect Co-op continues to support broadband rollout, Community Fund donations, and hosts two member events in September New rate design now in full effect Steve: The final phase of WEC’s rate redesign took effect July 1. According to the Public Utility Commission’s ruling, we’ve been required to implement the changes in …

New ReWire pilot program offers no-cost electrical system upgrades to eligible members

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If your home was weatherized by Capstone, you may be eligible for electrical system upgrades that help reduce fossil fuel costs and get you ready for electric vehicles Washington Electric Cooperative and Capstone Community Action are partnering on a project to upgrade the electrical systems of some WEC members. Called ReWire, the project aims to give members electrical capacity for …

Rights-of-way 101: Responsibilities and Practices

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What is a right-of-way? A right-of-way is a type of easement that gives utilities the right to access private land in order to maintain shared infrastructure, such as poles and wires. Most of WEC’s power lines are distribution lines, which have a 20-foot right-of-way on either side of the line. Transmission lines have a 100-foot right-of-way. Rights-of-way exist so utilities …

Brief Updates – July 2022

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Fall Membership Gathering Join WEC for an in-person membership gathering and cookout lunch on Saturday, September 10, 2022 from 11 AM – 3 PM at the WEC Operations Center, 230 Fassett Road in East Montpelier.Lunch is free and available by reservation only. Click here to RSVP. Open House at Coventry Landfill Join WEC and Casella Waste Systems for the first …