New GIS professional joins Vermont Public Power Supply Authority

June 1, 2020
For more information: Julia Leopold (802) 884-4488


Waterbury Center, VT (June 1, 2020) – The Vermont Public Power Supply (VPPSA) announced today that it has welcomed Alexander Nicholson as its newest staff addition. Nicholson serves as VPPSA’s GIS Technician, a newly created position within the joint action agency.

The GIS Technician position falls within the recently established Field Services Department, providing support for project management, asset management, and other utility field operations. Nicholson’s role assists members with gathering and maintaining GIS quality information, coordinates member access to map data for field operations, and manages VPPSA’s developing analytics systems to monitor and improve system operations.

”Alex’s experience with managing GIS systems that serve disparate stakeholders as well as his practical knowledge of how to produce new insights from large datasets will be a great asset for the VPPSA membership” said VPPSA General Manager Ken Nolan. “We are very excited to add Alex’s expertise to our team as we expand services.”

Nicholson previously served as a GIS Technician with VTrans Agency of Transportation, where he coordinated field data collection and oversaw asset management web applications. He also currently teaches a GIS course at Vermont Technical College.


About Vermont Public Power Supply Authority

VPPSA provides municipal electric utility members with a broad spectrum of services and solutions, including regulatory assistance, financial planning, and power supply. VPPSA members include Barton Village, Village of Enosburg Falls, Hardwick Electric Department, Village of Jacksonville Electric Company, Village of Johnson Electric Department, Ludlow Electric Light Department, Lyndonville Electric Department, Morrisville Water & Light Department, Town of Northfield Electric Department, Village of Orleans, and Swanton Village Electric Department. For more information, visit