12:30 p.m. Crews have replaced the pole and wires needing to be replaced from flood storm. Thank you all for your patience during this time. 11:30 a.m. Crews are replacing the broken pole that is leaning in the river on RTE 302 near Groton. The power did have to be turn off for safety reasons. 276 members in Groton, Barnet, Peacham, and Ryegate are impacted.

July 19, 2024

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5:00 p.m. The crews were able to remove the tree and repair the lines, so all members’ power has been restored. Please continue to be prepared for outages at any time. Thank you. 2:30 p.m. Due to a tree falling on the line 134 members in the Northfield/Roxbury/Williamstown area are without power. Crews are onsite working on both the fuse and recloser needing repair. Estimated

July 18, 2024

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July 17, 2024 – 3:40 WEC Crews have restored all outages. A large tree fell on the power lines along Route 25 bring them down. Remember: Do not approach downed lines or trees on lines, as they may still be energized. If you see a tree on power lines or lines down, please report it to us: local 802-223-5245 or toll-free 1-800-932-5245. July 17, 2024 –

July 17, 2024

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July 15, 2024 – 4 p.m. After working through the weekend and into Monday to reach the final few locations that had been inaccessible or difficult to repair, WEC crews believe we have now restored power to all remaining member premises that are able to be reconnected. However, in an outage like this it is always possible that some homes may not be re-energized, but

July 11, 2024

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3:30 p.m. – July 7, 2024 The crews continued working to restore all members’ power. Again, thank you all for your patience especially those that took a little longer than others. Remember: Do not approach downed lines or trees on lines, as they may still be energized. If you see a tree on power lines or lines down, please report it to us: local 802-223-5245 or

July 7, 2024

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 WEC JUNE 28, 2024 OUTAGES June 29, 2024 7 a.m. Crews restored power to the remaining outages overnight. 9 p.m. WEC crews have restored service to all but 13 members. Work to restore power to those remaining out continues. 7:47 p.m. Crews have largely restored the original outages in the area around Orange. Additional outages have occurred in the Duxbury area and a smaller outage in

June 29, 2024

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The crews have completed the pole and material repairs, so all member power is restored. Please be prepared for the upcoming weather June 29 – June 30. The forecast is calling for similar conditions to last weekend with high winds and rain. Thank you. At approximately 11:00 a.m. the power will be shut off to repair the broken material that occurred yesterday with the excavator

June 28, 2024

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June 27, 2024 – 3:30 p.m. Crews were able to restore power quickly for the evening. Final repairs will be completed tomorrow. Thank you again for your patience. June 27, 2024 – 2:30 p.m. An excavator contacted the power lines on Center Road in Middlesex causing a power outage for 471 members in the Center Road, Shady Rill and Wood Rd areas. Crews are repairing

June 27, 2024

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2:30 p.m. WEC crews have restored power to the members on the County Rd, in East Montpelier. Remember: Do not approach downed lines or trees on lines, as they may still be energized. If you see a tree on power lines or lines down, please report it to us: local 802-223-5245 or toll-free 1-800-932-5245. 12:00 p.m. – Tuesday – June 25, 2024 Crews are working

June 25, 2024

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WEC crews have restored power to all but about 30 members. Roughly 1,500 people remain out of power across Vermont. We may see additional outages tonight as storms continue to pass through our territory. Remember: Do not approach downed lines or trees on lines, as they may still be energized. If you see a tree on power lines or lines down, please report it to

June 23, 2024

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June 21, 2024 – 7:50 a.m. Crews are finishing work on a small outage that occurred early in the morning after working into the night. We expect the remaining few outages in Barre Town to be completed this morning. Remember: Do not approach downed lines or trees on lines, as they may still be energized. If you see a tree on power lines or lines

June 20, 2024

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 WEC JUNE 20, 2024OUTAGES June 20, 2024 – 4 p.m. WEC members in and around Cabot, Calais, Hardwick, Woodbury and Walden are experiencing on outage due to downed trees and winds. Roughly 300 members are currently out of power. Crews are working on restoring power, but with additional storms on their way we are likely to see more outages in the coming hours. Remember: Do not

June 20, 2024

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WEC’s Response to Meteorologist Roger Hill’s Predictions for More Outages PRESIDENT AND GENERAL MANAGER’S MESSAGE Election and recount process Steve: In the annual election of Board members last month, Washington Electric Co-op had the closest election that anyone on the board or staff can recall. When the counting was concluded, Rich Rubin’s and Olivia Campbell Andersen’s tallies differed by a single vote with well over

June 13, 2024

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Meteorologist Roger Hill predicts wetter storms and increased outages; GM Louis Porter on WEC’s response Meteorologist and WEC member Roger Hill reads weather maps and models from his home office on a Worcester mountainside. Since 2007, he has provided forecasting for all Vermont utilities; he’s forecasted for WEC a few years longer. On May 2, Hill was the featured presenter at WEC’s Annual Meeting. In

June 13, 2024

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Co-op Currents invites new WEC Directors to talk about the values and experience they bring to the role, how they’ll balance vision and fiscal responsibility, and what drives them to serve fellow members. Profiles do not necessarily represent the values and policy decisions set by WEC’s Board as a whole, but rather the individual perspectives of Board members. In 2024, Pat Barnes and Olivia Campbell

June 13, 2024

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Recount upholds Campbell Andersen by one vote; meeting focused on storm-related outages In an extraordinarily close race, a single vote separated the third- and fourth-place finishers in WEC’s Board of Directors election. Incumbent President Stephen Knowlton, recent appointee Pat Barnes, and new Director Olivia Campbell Andersen were elected. Long-serving Board member Richard Rubin and first-time candidate Ian Buchanan finished fourth and fifth. A recount, mandated

June 13, 2024

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The crews have successfully restored power to all members in the Orange, Plainfield and Marshfield areas. The outage was caused by trees that fell during the heavy rain. Thank you to the crews who were able to respond quickly and restore power.

June 8, 2024

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June 8, 2024 – 7:30 a.m. WEC is experiencing outages due to thunderstorms that came through the Orange, Plainfield and Marshfield area earlier this morning. 374 members are currently without power. Crews have been dispatched to the area and will be working to restore power as soon as possible. Thank you for your patience. Remember: Do not approach downed lines or trees on lines, as

June 8, 2024

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Electrical safety tips from Safety and Environmental Compliance Specialist David Young In the last Safety Minute, we discussed preventing home electrical outlets from becoming heat sources. In this issue, we’re focusing not on the wiring in your walls, but on what you plug into outlets. I have family members who experienced a house fire because of a dehumidifier plugged into an outlet with an extension

April 11, 2024

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Service Quality and Reliability Plan Results SQRP 2023 By Louis Porter Washington Electric Cooperative annually reports to state regulators how well it provided service to its members over the last year. The Service Quality and Reliability Plan or SQRP report consists of 12 categories designed to take a snapshot of where we are doing well and where we need to improve. While this report is

April 11, 2024

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