With Utility Merger, AARP Wants Ratepayer Refund

AARP Vermont says customers helped rescue Central Vermont Public Service when it got into financial trouble more than a decade ago. So now that the company is healthy enough to be sold, AARP says those customers should get their money back.

Fighting Cancer, Former CVPS Head Gives Thanks For Blood Drive

Bob Young, the former head of Central Vermont Public Service, says the annual Gift of Life blood drive that CVPS co-sponsors has taken on a special significance to him. Young was recently diagnosed with Leukemia and blood and platelet donations have been critical in helping him fight the disease.

Senator Wants Independent Review Of CVPS-GazMet Deal

A state senator is calling for an independent counsel to review the sale of the state’s largest utility to a Canadian company. Essex-Orleans Senator Vince Illuzzi says the Shumlin administration is biased in favor of the deal, so an independent review is needed to protect the public interest.

Merger Of CVPS, GMP Parent Began More Than A Year Ago

Shareholders of Central Vermont Public Service Corporation approved a proposed merger with GazMetro, the parent company of Green Mountain Power. VPR teamed up with the investigative website, VT Digger for a behind the scenes look at the deal.

Power Restored To Most Customers

All but a handful of about 14,000 electric customers now have their power back, following a series of severe thunderstorms that rolled across Vermont Sunday.

Utility PlansTo Fund Clean Energy Projects

The state’s largest electric utility wants to use an insurance rebate from Vermont Yankee to fund a number of clean-energy projects around the state. CVPS says the insurance payments stem from when it was a part owner of the nuclear plant.