Archive: December 2013

Keys to a Successful Project

Upon completion, many details that made the project successful become hidden. Behind the scenes it’s a team effort from planning, right-of-way, engineering, procurement, construction, accounting, and others for each load of rock placed under the roadway or each control wire connected to a switch inside a building. Keys to success:… Read More »

Construction Updates

Like all projects, this one faced some challenges during construction: 3-4 month delay on start of construction due to a longer than anticipated permitting process. Started fall of 2012. Added complexity to site grading and foundation installation due to winter construction. Above average rainfall in the spring of 2013, which… Read More »

VELCO pledges $10,000 to the Rutland Creek Path Project

Vermont Electric Power Company will help continue the second phase of the Rutland Creek Path project through its pledge of $10,000 to the Rutland Creative Economy and Rutland Regional Planning Commission, leaders of this project. The Rutland Creek Path will be a three-mile walking and biking path that will follow… Read More »

Strong collaboration among Vermont utilities saves customers $157 million

Strong collaboration among Vermont utilities saves customers money and helps Vermont lead the region in forward-looking policy. In 2013, for example, collaboration helped Vermont avoid building a $157 million transmission project. ISO-New England studies in 2011 and 2012 showed the need for a $157 million transmission upgrade to resolve… Read More »

Dunn elected VELCO President & CEO

Rutland, VT—Vermont Electric Power Company (VELCO) announces that Thomas Dunn will serve as VELCO’s President and CEO effective February 6, 2014. Mr. Dunn currently serves as the company’s Chief Operating Officer and will succeed VELCO’s current President and CEO, Chris Dutton, who is retiring. Today’s unanimous vote by the company’s… Read More »