VELCO is the nation’s first statewide, transmission-only company, created in 1956 to build and operate an interconnected electric transmission grid in order to deliver and share access in Vermont to clean power, including hydro. VELCO remains unique in two important ways: our ownership comprises the state’s 17 distribution utilities and a public benefits corporation and our for-profit status is structured to return value to our owners, their customers, and every Vermonter. Our Company works to ensure a reliable, affordable, safe, secure and sustainable high-voltage grid, and a strong unified voice on regional energy issues.
Our mission is to serve as a trusted partner.
Our vision is to create a sustainable Vermont through our people, assets, relationships, and operation model.
VELCO creates healthy and sustainable environments at work, in our communities, and throughout Vermont, while maintaining the highest electric transmission reliability standards. Environmental stewardship is embodied in the Company’s culture through the traditional and innovative ways we conserve and enhance the environment in all of our work.
All insights, experiences, and backgrounds are needed to create a sustainable Vermont for a brighter energy future. Diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging strengthen VELCO. We welcome all to come learn, work, and grow with us.
The health, safety, and well-being of our employees is a core value. Making sure they go home safe each and every day is our top goal.