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Electric Transmission Lines In Concord Vandalized
Friday, 11/02/12
Vermont Electric Power Company says that someone shot at its transmission lines in Concord, damaging 105 out of 426 insulators. A VELCO spokesman calls the act "dangerous," and predicts it will lead to higher electric rates throughout New England.
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VELCO to Get Public Board Members
Wednesday, 07/25/12
By John Dillon
The private company that operates Vermont's electric transmission network will soon get new board members appointed to represent the public.
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More Public Input Sought For Transmission Network
Wednesday, 07/25/12
By John Dillon
The private company that operates Vermont's electric transmission network will soon get new board members appointed to represent the public.
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Vt. Considers Power Plants To Ease Transmission Grid
Wednesday, 05/30/12
By John Dillon
The Vermont Electric Power Company, which operates the statewide grid, is exploring alternatives to building costly new transmission upgrades.
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Wells Couple Loses Fight Against Communications Tower
Friday, 05/18/12
A couple who own property in the southwestern town of Wells have lost their battle to keep a utility from building a new communications tower there.
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VELCO Debate Moves To Ownership Study
Friday, 02/10/12
By John Dillon
An effort to gain public ownership of the statewide transmission grid has stalled in the face of strong opposition from the governor and utility lobbyists. Lawmakers are now debating whether to study the idea.
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Vt. Senate Committee Talks Power Line Purchase
Wednesday, 02/08/12
By John Dillon
A key Vermont lawmaker says he expects to offer an amendment on a budget bill that could put the state on a path toward majority ownership of the backbone of its electricity grid.
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Small Utilities Push For A Seat On VELCO Board
Wednesday, 02/01/12
By John Dillon
Small electric utilities in Vermont are worried that their concerns will be overwhelmed if the state's two largest power companies merge and gain control over the transmission network. Their attention is focused on VELCO, the company that manages the statewide electric grid.
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State Seeks Public Role On VELCO Board
Wednesday, 01/11/12
By John Dillon
The Shumlin Administration wants the public to have more of a role in managing Vermont's statewide electric grid. The suggestion for more public oversight comes as regulators review the planned sale of Vermont's largest electric company.
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VELCO Plays Down Concerns About Control Of Transmission Grid
Tuesday, 01/10/12
By John Dillon
Control of the statewide transmission grid has emerged as a major issue as regulators review a proposed merger between the state's two largest utilities. Critics say the merged company under Canadian ownership is more likely to use Vermont as a corridor to import electricity from Quebec. But the transmission company is playing down those concerns.
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VELCO Wants Condemnation Order To Build Mountaintop Tower
Wednesday, 08/24/11
By John Dillon
The company that operates Vermont's electric grid wants to use a mountaintop in Rutland County as part of a statewide communications network. Landowners, however, are resisting the plan, so the Vermont Electric Power Company now wants a condemnation order that would allow it to build the project over their objection.  
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Utility Merger And Transmission Corridors
Monday, 07/25/11
By Jane Lindholm
The proposed sale of Central Vermont Public Service to a Canadian firm has raised a few questions about high power electric transmission corridors through Vermont and neighboring states.
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Couple Battles VELCO's Plans For Tower On Mountaintop
Tuesday, 01/04/11
By John Dillon
A remote mountaintop in southwest Vermont is the center of a fight between a pair of immigrant artists and Vermont's electric transmission utility. The Vermont Electric Power Company wants to build an 80-foot radio tower on the site as part of a statewide communications network. But the artists say that the tower will ruin their plans for an art school on the property.
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