Vermont Electric Co-op Upgrades Approved
Officials with the Johnson-based co-op say transmission lines to be upgraded are 40 years old and ready to be replaced. CEO David Hallquist says the upgrades will improve reliability on the system - particularly that serving Orleans County.
The hope is that reliability improvements will help promote business and job growth in the region.
The co-op is collaborating on the project with Green Mountain Power, which says the upgrades will help it move power from its just-approved Kingdom Community Wind project in Lowell.