Located in the heart of the Green Mountains, Vermont Electric Power Company is an innovative electrical transmission and fiber network company dedicated to creating a more sustainable Vermont. They pride themselves in providing Vermont and New England with cutting edge transmission technology in a state known as a “laboratory” for implementing transformational energy policy. Their employees pursue uniquely collaborative, transformative projects and are committed to conserving the environment.
Vermont Electric Power Company, Inc.—VELCO—was formed in 1956 when Vermont’s local utilities joined together to establish the nation’s first statewide, “transmission only” company in order to create and maintain an interconnected electric transmission grid capable of sharing access to clean hydro power. VELCO currently manages a system that includes:
738 miles of transmission lines
13,000 acres of rights-of-way
55 substations, switching stations and terminal facilities
Equipment that enables interconnected operations with Hydro-Québec
Fiber optic communication networks that monitor and control the electric system and serve as a key link for Vermonters’ high-speed data internet access
52-mile 450 kV direct current line through the Northeast Kingdom owned by Vermont Electric Transmission Company (VETCO)
Headquartered in Rutland, Vermont, VELCO employees strive to give Vermont’s utilities and their customers a reliable high-voltage grid, a strong unified voice on regional energy issues, and continued access to safe, reliable, cost-effective electricity. VELCO collaboratively develops and advocates cost-effective reliability solutions, whether system infrastructure, energy efficiency or generation.
If you are searching for an opportunity to make a difference in a small company on course to accelerate electric grid transformation, reach out and see if what we have to offer works for you. VELCO, your trusted partner in grid solutions!