Welcome to Stowe Electric Department
NOTICE OF HEARING
You are hereby notified that a Hearing Officer of the Vermont Public Utility Commission, Joan White, Utilities Analyst, will hold a PUBLIC HEARING, pursuant to 30 V.S.A. Sections 8, 10 and 225, in PUC Case No. 22-5372-TF –
Tariff filing of Town of Stowe Electric Department for a 11.5% rate increase to be effective February 1, 2023 –
on March 15, 2023 via Go To Meeting videoconference. The Public Hearing will commence at 7:00 P.M., or immediately following a presentation at 6:30 P.M. hosted by the Vermont Department of Public Service where the Town of Stowe Electric Department will describe the tariff and be available to answer questions.
Participants and members of the public may access the public hearing online at https://meet.goto.com/122597293, or call in by telephone using the following information: phone number: +1 (646) 749-3129; access code: 122-597- 293. Participants may wish to download the GoToMeeting software application in advance of the hearing at https://meet.goto.com/install. Guidance on how to join the meeting and system requirements may be found at https://www.gotomeeting.com/meeting/online-meeting-support.
Pursuant to 30 V.S.A. §§20 and 21, the Petitioner will be responsible for court reporter costs incurred by the Commission as a result of this public hearing. Invoices for these costs will be mailed to the attorney(s) of record or the official representative(s) for the Petitioner.
BEWARE of Scam Calls
Scammers are taking several different approaches in attempting to fool you into taking their calls. One method is using 'phone number spoofing' to make it look like the number they are calling from is a local number. Common messages are:
1) Since you pay your utility bills on time, you may qualify for a discount.
2) You overpaid your bill, and we want to send you the over-payment back. Also see:
They might threaten immediate disconnection, demand immediate payment or personal information.
Please know that we do not disconnect services for non-payment without reaching out numerous times: First with a disconnection letter, then with e-mails and/or phone calls. In winter, we will even post a notice on your door. We would never threaten to shut off your power on a Friday, the day before or on a holiday, on weekends, and especially not on very cold winter days. And we will never ask you for personal information.
To be cautious and safe: Never give out your bank account or credit card information over the phone unless you call us. Do not share your social security number. Do not buy gift cards! Legitimate companies do not demand payment by gift cards or cryptocurrency.
HANG UP immediately if you suspect a call may be a scam! Find and dial the company’s official number and verify that the call was legitimate.
** Our office phone number is (802) 253-7215 and we are open on regular business days from 8am to 4pm ** For emergencies, our answering service will take calls around the clock.
As a reminder: Never press “1 if interested or “2” to be removed from the calling list. Doing this will connect you to a person trained to be very persuasive and demanding, trying to dupe you out of your cash.
You can find out more information and report scams by calling the Vermont Attorney General’s Consumer Assistance Program (CAP) at 1-800-649-2424 or visit their website at
to report a scam online, read helpful tricks and tips or watch informative videos.
STOWE ELECTRIC supports Button Up Vermont!
https://www.vermont.gov/buttonupvt is the place to go for tips/resources/information to prepare your home for a safe and warm winter.
The Button Up Vermont campaign is an aggregate of comprehensive online resources, weatherization tools, home improvement incentives, and financial assistance opportunities to maximize energy efficiency and winter preparedness for all Vermonters.
This annual event seeks to provide all Vermont households with access to winter preparation tools like an interactive virtual home energy assessment, local contractor information, rebates, emergency aid information, and much more. Please visit the website for further information and links to even more community resources.
Best Of Luck In Retirement Dick Marron, Chair, Board Of Commissioners 2009-2022 And Ellen Burt, Stowe Electric Employee And General Manager From 1995-2022. And, Welcome To New General Manager Jackie Pratt.
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 May 31, 2022, Stowe Electric Department serves 4,448 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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