Vermont Electric Power Company

WAMC News
5:30 pm
Thu November 8, 2012

Vermont Power Line Vandalism Cost Utilities $1.25 Million

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.

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.

The transmission line is capable of carrying 10 percent of the electricity used throughout New England.

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