Welcome to The Cape & Vineyard Electric Cooperative

Cape & Vineyard Electric Cooperative (CVEC) was created to provide the municipalities of Cape Cod and Martha’s Vineyard a way to work together to integrate clean, renewable energy as part of a more sustainable Cape Cod and  Martha’s Vineyard.

Cape & Vineyard Electric Cooperative (CVEC) works in concert with the ongoing mission of the Cape Light Compact to advance the interests of electricity consumers throughout  Cape Cod and Martha’s Vineyard. To learn more about the mission of CVEC in conjunction with the Cape Light Compact,  click here.

By the end of 2014 CVEC had successfully installed 28 megawatts of photovoltaics (PV)! The CVEC PV projects range from large PV arrays covering entire capped landfills on the Cape & Martha’s Vineyard to smaller arrays on the roofs of schools, police stations and town halls.

State Representative Tim Madden with representatives from Tisbury, West Tisbury, Oak Bluffs, Duke's County, Clean Focus, American Capital Energy and the Cape & Vineyard Electric Cooperative gather on Tisbury's Capped Landfill, 9.30.14

Group gathers at Harwich Capped Landfill to celebrate construction completion of all Round 1 & 2 projects. 10.12.14

The Cape and Vineyard Electric Cooperative PV Projects

ALL CVEC PV PROJECTS HAVE REACHED CONSTRUCTION COMPLETION! To read the August 29, 2014 press release, click here.

To read about Ribbon Cutting on 9.30.14 to celebrate completion of all CVEC Round 1 projects under Clean Focus, click here.

CVEC's PV Installation on Chatham's Capped Landfill

          To celebrate the Cape & Vineyard Electric Cooperative ROUND 1 PV INITIATIVE projects having reached completion, a ribbon cutting ceremony was held on  May 28th, 2014 at the Eastham Transfer Station in. Click here to see photos, to read the press release and to read the newspaper article.  


Maggie Downey Accepts CVEC Award!

July 13, 2013 – Former CVEC Board Member, Maggie Downey, accepts award from Cape & Vineyard Electric Cooperative President, John Checklick, for her “enormous contributions in founding and growing CVEC.”

Maggie Downey and John Checklick       Award to Maggie Downey

CVEC Announces Award of PV Initiative Round 2

Press Release


Map below can viewed as a .JPG by clicking on it.

Aerial of potential CVEC Round II sites