Vermont Transmission Line Vandalism http://wamc.org en Vermont Power Line Vandalism Cost Utilities $1.25 Million http://wamc.org/post/vermont-power-line-vandalism-cost-utilities-125-million <p>An official with the Vermont company that owns the state's electrical transmission grid says vandalism to a line that runs from Quebec to Massachusetts cost New England ratepayers about $1 million.<br><br>Vermont Electric Power Company Vice President Kerrick Johnson says that cost was to buy replacement power while the line in the Northeast Kingdom town of Concord was shut down for repairs. Replacing the shot-out insulators cost about $250,000.<br><br>The transmission line is capable of carrying 10 percent of the electricity used throughout New England.<br> Thu, 08 Nov 2012 22:30:00 +0000 Pat Bradley 51640 at http://wamc.org Vermont Power Line Vandalism Cost Utilities $1.25 Million