Utilities Install Smart Meters, Encounter Resistance

Vermont utilities are encountering some resistance as they roll out new wireless smart meters. Officials say about 5 percent of consumers have so far chosen not to have the devices installed. But officials expect that "opt out" rate to drop as the technology is deployed around the state.

Utilities Sue Entergy Over Cooling Tower Failures

Vermont’s two largest electric utilities have sued Entergy-Vermont Yankee over cooling tower failures at the nuclear power plant more than four years ago. The utilities say Yankee failed to follow standard utility practice to inspect and maintain the tower.

Utility Agreement Will Expand Smart Grid, Broadband

Three Vermont utilities have finalized an agreement to install "smart grid" electric technology and to expand broadband computer service. Green Mountain Power, Central Vermont Public Service and Vermont Telephone will work together.

CVPS Names New President

Central Vermont Public Service has named a career utility executive as its new president. Larry Reilly will start work March 1 as the CEO of the state’s largest electric utility.

Number Of Town-Owned Utilities Shrinking

The southern Vermont town of Readsboro is getting ready to sell its electric company. Readsboro Electric is one of about 17 municipally-run power companies in the state. That number could shrink as the cost – and complexity – of doing business keeps escalating.