On April 29, 1905, the Burlington Electric Department (BED) began providing power for city streetlights, with homes and businesses starting to tie on just months later. Street lighting costs and residential and commercial rates dropped proving the city fathers point—much to the delight of Burlington residents.
Today, BED is Vermont’s largest municipally owned electric utility serving more than 19,600 customers. BED is the exclusive provider of electric service to the City of Burlington, an area of approximately 16 square miles, and the Burlington International Airport in South Burlington. BED is also the operator and 50 percent owner of the Joseph C McNeil Wood-Powered Electric Generating Facility (pictured above) located in Burlington’s Intervale.
Providing reliable service to our community since 1895.
Located in the heart of Lamoille County just steps away from downtown Morrisville, we provide electric service to Morrisville, most of Morristown and Elmore, and parts of Hyde Park, Johnson, Stowe, and Wolcott. We also provide water and wastewater service to Morrisville and parts of Morristown. We own and operate three local hydro-electric plants that produce roughly twenty percent of our annual power consumption.
Northfield, Vermont is a community of 6207 people (2010 Census) located in the heart of Vermont's Green Mountains. Home to Norwich University, the oldest private military college in the United States, Northfield is an easy ten-mile drive from Montpelier, the state's capital, and three hours from either Boston or Montreal. As such, Northfield offers easy access to both idyllic rural and culturally diverse, cosmopolitan settings. Within its own borders, Northfield provides over eighty miles of roads in all directions, connecting it to surrounding communities and creating the opportunity for year-round scenic driving.
The Town of Hardwick Electric Department (HED) is a not for profit municipal utility governed by a five member Board of Commissioners, and serves over 4,300 customers in eleven towns with roughly 350 miles of transmission/distribution facilities.
HED has a very proud history of providing electric services to our customers which began in 1897. In 1912, HED constructed a hydroelectric generating facility in Wolcott, VT and presently generates 10% of our annual power needs with the same dam. This is a green source of power and combined with our other green power investments clearly show HED's support of renewable energy efforts throughout Vermont.
Since 1896, Lyndonville Electric Department has provided reliable electricity and superior service to the community of Lyndonville and the surrounding towns. Lyndonville Electric generates, transmits, and distributes energy to a total of 13 towns in the area.
Lyndonville Electric is the largest municipal electric department within the state of Vermont, based on square miles of service territory. Currently serving over 5,700 customers.
Roxbury is the southern-most town in Washington County, and lies in the geographical center of Vermont. It is bordered by the Towns of Northfield, Warren, Granville, Braintree and Brookfield, and contains 25,984 acres (40.6 square miles) of land.
The Town is unusual in that it contributes to the watersheds of both the St. Lawrence River (via the Dog River), and the Connecticut River (via the Third Branch of the White River).
With elevations ranging from about 880 feet along the Third Branch of the White River to 3,060 feet at the peak of Rice Mountain, Roxbury ranks among the most rugged areas in the region.
Since 1911, Stowe Electric Department has provided reliable electricity and superior service to the community of Stowe. Initially partnered with the Village of Stowe Water and Light Department, the two utilities were split during the merger of the Town and Village in 1996. At that time Stowe Electric became an enterprise division of the Town of Stowe. Even though the utilities were separated, Stowe Electric Department continues to handle the billing services of the Water and Sewer Department.
As of December 1, 2017, Stowe Electric Department serves 4,187 Residential and Commercial customers. Along with a commitment to supplying its ratepayers with clean, reliable energy at an affordable price, Stowe Electric Department pledges to build upon its history of outstanding customer service and support.
Located in the heart of the NEK, Barton Village is nestled within the town of Barton in the Orleans county. From breathtaking views to the county fair, Barton Village has something for everyone!
Located in the Lamoille River Valley in the heart of northern Vermont, the region is the fastest growing in the state. The Lamoille River Paddlers’ Trail is a community effort to establish a network of well-maintained river access points, primitive campsites and portage trails from the headwaters to Lake Champlain. The education, opportunities for entrepreneurship, superb infrastructure, public transportation, and four-season natural beauty bring many to visit, and many to make their homes here.