VELCO Wins Renewable Energy VT Award at REV2016

Addison County Economic Development Corporation (ACEDC) member VELCO was recently recognized by Renewable Energy VT. Business, community, environmental, and government leaders recently gathered for the 16th Annual Renewable Energy Vermont Conference & Expo (REV2016) where they recognized legislative, citizen, and industry champions and innovators for their outstanding contributions toward securing a sustainable energy future.

Renewable Energy Vermont (REV) presented the 2016 Renewable Energy Innovation Award to VELCO. This award honors a project, company, organization, or individual contributing innovative, influential, and transformative work that implements renewable energy and climate action in Vermont. VELCO is the inaugural recipient of the award for their revolutionary Vermont Weather Analytics Center. The Center is already helping Vermonters’ realize the enhanced value of renewable energy generation in our state and will deliver additional regional benefits such as improving grid resiliency and storm response. 

REV2016 catalyzed solutions-oriented conversation and engagement around achieving Vermont’s 90% total renewable energy (electric, thermal, and transportation) and 80% regional climate pollution reduction goals.  To learn more about the Renewable Energy Awards, the recipients and REV2016: Energy Choices, visit www.revconference.org.

Vermont’s only non-profit, non-partisan clean energy trade association, Renewable Energy Vermont represents businesses, utilities, organizations and individuals committed to reducing reliance on fossil fuels by increasing clean renewable energy and energy efficiency.  Vermont’s clean energy economy supports at least 17,715 sustainable jobs, representing approximately 6% of Vermont’s workforce.  The goal is that together 90% total renewable energy (electric, thermal, transportation) can be achieved by 2050 in order to reduce climate pollution.