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. 

At the end of 2014, CVEC had successfully installed 28.5 megawatts of photovoltaics (PV) . By end FY17, CVEC had purchased another 6MW of Net Metering Credits. By June 30 2018 the PV projects had delivered over $10 million in avoided electric costs. 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. To see Production Reports, click here.

Annual Production Reports are also available in CVEC’s Annual Reports.

To see live data on power from solar arrays, click on the blue button below!CVEC BESS

Click on “CVEC BESS” above to access CVEC RFP for Battery Energy Storage System (BESS) at DY High School


Click Above Photo to view CVEC and Cape Light Compact video interview on Battery Energy Storage System (BESS) at DY High School

In fall 2017 CVEC selected Alliance Clean Energy to install 7 more roof mounted PV systems for the towns of Yarmouth, Chatham, Eastham, Oak Bluffs and Provincetown, totaling over 1 MW. The 7 roof mounts are expected to be online in early winter 2019.

On June 7th, 2018 CVEC co-sponsored an all-Cape and Martha’s Vineyard Energy Committees summit meeting.  CVEC’s co-sponsors were the Cape Light Compact and the Cape Cod Climate Change Collaborative. To access the hand-out and photos, click here.

The Second Cape/Island-Wide Energy Committees meeting took place on November 1, 2018

CVEC’s “Big Idea” pitched at the Cape Cod Young Professionals Event, May 16, 2018. Click to download powerpoint presentation.

(Viewing presentation will require microsoft powerpoint be installed on device)

Video depicting benefits of battery storage:

Story 2016


In July 2016 CVEC held a meeting with Borrego’s Director of Operations & Maintenance to discuss industry standards around Operations & Maintenance.
To see video of the Borrego meeting in Brewster, click hereDiscussion with Borrego

In June 2015 CVEC taped a meeting held at Hyannis Airport with safety team. To see the Airport video, click on image.

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

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