Electric vehicles focus at May 11 VEC annual meeting

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Vermont Electric Co-operative members will be able to get the very latest on the fast-moving electric vehicle marketplace in Vermont and also enjoy a complimentary breakfast and great door prizes at the co-op’s annual meeting May 11 at Jay Peak Resort. The meeting’s theme is Driving into the Future: Electric Vehicles in Rural Vermont, and the event will feature a panel of experts on electric vehicles - including a VEC member who owns an all-electric Nissan Leaf - who will share their expertise and experience with this emerging technology.

Plug-in hybrid electric car charging. Photo VEC/Kevin Goddard

A variety of electric vehicles will also be on display, and members will also have a final opportunity to vote in VEC’s 2019 director election, and the results will be announced.

The event starts at 8 am with breakfast and an exhibitor showcase, and the formal part of the meeting runs from 9:30 to 12 pm.

“Electric co-ops are member-owned – and that’s why annual meeting, where members can connect face-to-face with VEC staff as well as each other, is so important,” said Rebecca Towne, VEC’s Chief Executive Officer. “It’s a key opportunity for our members to hear what’s new and voice their opinions about the co-op’s direction,” she said.

Towne also noted that the electric vehicle theme of the meeting is timely. 

“We see big innovation in the electric vehicle marketplace and Vermonters will continue to see expanding choices in ways to get around,” she said. “We think that’s a great thing for our members.”

Invited to be on the electric vehicle panel are:

·        Eric and Ingrid Nuse, VEC members and owners of all-electric Nissan Leaf

·        David Roberts, Drive Electric Vermont

·        Michele Boomhower, Vermont Agency of Transportation

·        Mike Davin, Nissan Motor Corporation

At the meeting, VEC leaders will also offer updates on the co-op’s activities over the last year as well as a look ahead. 

A range of prizes will be offered at the meeting, including gift cards to Leunig’s Bistro and Old World Café, Sunset Motor Inn, Best Buy, Kohl’s, Home Depot, JC Penney, Lowe’s, and more.

Find out more about the meeting and the candidates who are running for board seats here: https://www.vermontelectric.coop/about-us/annual-meeting.

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About Vermont Electric Cooperative

Vermont Electric Cooperative (VEC), established in 1938, is a non-profit, member-owned electric distribution utility that provides safe, affordable, and reliable electric service to approximately 32,000 members in 75 communities in northern Vermont. Nationally recognized for innovative and advanced use of technology, VEC is the largest locally-owned electric distribution utility in Vermont. 

Source: Johnson, VT- Vermont Electric Co-operative 5.1.2019 www.vermontelectric.coop

Date: 
Saturday, May 11, 2019 - 8:00am