Local co-op sets record

9/11/08 (Thu)

Verendrye Electric sets record
Verendrye Electric Cooperative (VEC) is meeting increased demand for electrical service and improving that service at the same time, according to General Manager Bruce Carlson. In the last calendar year, Carlson said, member demand and usage increased by 10 percent and VEC recorded the lowest outage hour record in the cooperative’s history.
“Our response time to outages also improved, and we already have a record low outage time that is significantly lower than state and national values,” Carlson said. “When you consider how many consumers we have living in rural areas, we’re pretty proud of our response time.”