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Cable Installation Scheduled for September 11

Grand Isle, VT – 11 September 2017: Vermont Electric Power Company wants to ensure neighbors are aware of the next phase of work associated with the PV20 Submarine Cable Replacement Project. Effective September 11, 2017, for approximately two months, Vermont Electric Power Company will perform the cable installation across Lake Champlain. Construction … Read More »

Schedule Changes for Grid Reliability Project

Grand Isle, VT – 21 July 2017: Vermont Electric Power Company (VELCO) wants to ensure neighbors are aware of a change in hours of operation for construction work associated with the PV20 Submarine Cable Replacement Project. Effective July 24, 2017, for approximately one month, Vermont Electric Power Company (VELCO) will be … Read More »

VELCO to propose St. Albans area upgrades

Vermont Electric Power Company (VELCO) is inviting neighbors in the St. Albans area, and other interested people, to an informational session about a proposed project to upgrade the St. Albans substation, tap station and the connecting tap line. The meeting will be held Wednesday evening, May 10, 2017, from 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., at the St. Albans Town Office, 579 Lake Road in St. Albans, VT. Read More »

VELCO alerts Vermont residents to phone scam

Rutland, VT—Vermont Electric Power Company (VELCO) is alerting Vermont residents that a scam usually aimed at distribution utility customers has grown to now include VELCO – the electric transmission grid operator.  Callers claiming to be representing VELCO have targeted at least one Vermont business demanding credit card information to pay … Read More »

VELCO and IBM Research Announce the Creation of Utopus Insights

RUTLAND, VT and Yorktown, NY – Vermont Electric Power Company (VELCO) and IBM (NYSE: IBM) today announced the creation of Utopus Insights, Inc., based in Valhalla, NY. Utopus Insights is a new company that will strive to be a leading provider of the next generation of intelligent energy solutions. VELCO, an … Read More »

VELCO receives approval to construct Connecticut River Valley Project

Vermont Electric Power Company (VELCO) is inviting neighbors in Ludlow, Cavendish and Weathersfield, and other interested people, to an informational session about the upcoming construction of the Connecticut River Valley Project. VELCO expects to begin this work in early September.  The meeting will be held August 18, 2016, from 6:00 … Read More »

VELCO Named Finalist for Energy Innovation Award

Vermont Electric Power Company (VELCO) was named today as one of eight finalists for the electric industry’s highest honor, the Edison Award, based on the company’s work to create the Vermont Weather Analytics Center — a breakthrough for increasing electric grid resiliency and sustainability. Read More »

Construction Update, 4/13/16

Newport Substation Construction Update, 4/13/16 Major construction activities at Newport will resume in April 2016, including the installation of equipment foundations, erection of structural steel, and in-kind replacement of power circuit breakers.  Work will be performed entirely within the existing substation property. Truck traffic is expected to increase from May … Read More »