Scott Johnstone Joins Morrisville Water & Light as General Manager

June 20, 2022 Morrisville, VT – Scott Johnstone, an innovative executive leader with deep experience in the energy space, will join Morrisville Water & Light in the role of General Manager. Johnstone is a civil engineer with a strong leadership and managerial background. He previously served as Secretary of the Agency of Natural Resources, Director…

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Vermont PUC Issues Biennial Update of the Net-Metering Program

  June 17, 2022 Montpelier, VT – Today the Vermont Public Utility Commission (“Commission”) issued its required update of the State’s net-metering program. As a result of the adjustments, most existing net-metering systems will see an increase in their compensation. Future systems that apply for permits on and after September 1, 2022, will see a…

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Vermont Public Power Supply Authority controller receives leadership and managerial excellence award

June 14, 2022 Nashville, Tennessee, June 14, 2022 — Crystal Currier, controller for the Vermont Public Power Supply Authority (VPPSA) in Waterbury Center, Vermont, received the Mark Crisson Leadership and Managerial Excellence Award during the American Public Power Association’s National Conference in Nashville, Tennessee. The award recognizes managers at a utility, joint action agency, or…

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Barton Village Residents Vote Down Sale of Electric Department 

Voters choose to continue local ownership of 128-year-old utility May 10, 2022 Waterbury Center, Vermont – Barton Village voters elected not to sell Barton Electric to Vermont Electric Cooperative (VEC) in an Australian ballot vote on Tuesday. The decision allows Barton Village to continue owning and operating the electric utility that serves more than 2,000…

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Barton Village Trustees Pursue Vote to Sell Electric Department

Recommendation ends 100-year legacy of locally owned and operated electric department   March 31, 2022 Waterbury Center, Vermont – On Monday, March 28, the Barton Village Trustees voted to recommend sale of the Barton Electric Department to the Vermont Electric Cooperative (VEC) headquartered in Johnson, VT. A sale would affect more than 2,000 Barton Electric…

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House Passes AMI Funding for Municipal Utilities 

March 29, 2022 Waterbury Center, Vermont – The Vermont House has passed comprehensive transportation and appropriations bills that include significant investments in the state’s efforts to electrify the economy, including funding for advanced metering infrastructure (AMI) in public power communities. VPPSA represents its 11 community-owned electric utility members as a leading advocate for this funding…

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Vermont Municipal Electric Utilities Launch Electric Vehicle Instant Discounts

January 12, 2022 Waterbury Center, VT– Vermont Public Power Supply Authority (VPPSA) announced today that member utility customers can get an instant price cut when they purchase or lease an electric vehicle from a participating dealership. The discount is a new offering in VPPSA’s rebate program designed to reduce fossil fuel consumption. VPPSA member customers…

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