Welcome to Stowe Electric Department
Updated April 7, 2020
To our valued customers and neighbors,
Our number one priority continues to be the health and safety of our staff and community while continuing to provide critical electrical services during this unprecedented crisis. Relying on continued guidance from Federal and State authorities, our office and garage remain closed to the public until further notice.
The Stowe Electric administrative staff are continuing to work remotely with a few staff working limited on-site hours. We remain committed to providing uninterrupted service during this challenging time and are still available to assist you in any way possible via phone or email during our regular business hours, Monday through Friday, 8:00 AM until 4:00 PM.
Stowe Electric understands that this is a difficult time and we don’t want our community to miss out on any financial assistance they might be eligible for to help them in keeping up with their utility bills.
Small business customers should be aware of expanded loan programs from the Small Business Administration as part of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act). There are programs for loan forgiveness, loan advance, debt relief, and bridge loans. Find more info at the link below.
The CARES act also expands existing unemployment benefits and expands coverage to certain workers who traditionally are not eligible for unemployment benefits under state law, such as individuals who are self-employed or independent contractors. You can find additional information and file your initial Unemployment Insurance claim at the following link.
In an attempt to alleviate our affected customers of the financial pressure they may be experiencing, we are continuing to suspend the disconnection of electric services until April 30th.
If you would like to make a payment, please continue to do so by dropping one off in either of the lockboxes located to the right of our front door at 435 Moscow Road or at the Town Hall. We will gladly apply any overpayment to your account if you are unable to provide exact change. As always, 24/7 access to your bills and additional payment options are available through our website by clicking the “Pay & View your Bills View your usage” button in the upper right corner of our home page. We will also be available during our regular business hours of 8 am until 4 pm, Monday through Friday, to accept payments by phone.
If you experience an outage or need to report a tree on the lines please continue to call 802-253-7215 and we will respond as we have done in the past. Our crews will only be responding to essential safety service calls, emergency dig safes, and outages. If you see our crews in the community, we ask that you limit contact with them and that you maintain the proper social distancing as recommended by the CDC if you absolutely need to speak with them.
Working together we will get through this unprecedented crisis. Please call us at 802-253-7215 if you have been adversely affected by COVID-19.
Normal operations will resume once this emergency is over. We hope everyone remains safe and healthy during this crisis and encourage you to contact us if you have any questions or concerns.
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, 2018, Stowe Electric Department serves 4,256 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.
In 2012 Stowe Electric Department implemented SmartGrid technology throughout its service territory. The installation of smart meters, a foundational part to any Smart Grid program, allows customers to access their electric consumption via the Stowe Electric website. Data provided by smart meters will help customers make more informed energy related decisions. Keeping current with other advancements in consumer energy technology, Stowe Electric Department installed electric vehicle charging stations. These stations help residents and visitors to our community minimize their carbon footprint.
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