Welcome to The Cape & Vineyard Electric Cooperative – 32 megawatts strong with savings of over $13M to CVEC’s governmental partners

The Cape & Vineyard Electric Cooperative (CVEC) was created in 2007 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. Today, CVEC’s 32 governmental participants benefit both from annual savings of over $3,000,000 annually and from commensurate greenhouse gas reduction. With the completion of CVEC’s Photovoltaic/Storage Initiative Round 4, due for completion in 2020, CVEC will have facilitated the installation of 53 renewable energy projects, able to meet over 3% of the Cape & Vineyard’s electrical use with renewable energy.

Liz Argo, CVEC Manager, reports on 2019/2020

The Cape & Vineyard Electric Cooperative 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.

CVEC is an advisory member of the Cape Cod Climate Change Collaborative.

To see Ongoing Production Data from CVEC’s PV installations, click here.

To see Fiscal Year 2019 Production Reports for all 25 of CVEC’s PV projects’ with each participant’s total savings, click here. CVEC’s PV Initiative Round 3, which is adding 7 additional roof mounted projects, went live in November 2019. Production data is to come.
Annual Production Reports are also available in CVEC’s Annual Reports available on the About CVEC page.

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 in CVEC’s PV Initiative Round 3 are now installed and interconnected.

CVEC has now completed negotiating its next PV/Storage Initiative, Round 4, totaling 12 MW. Construction will begin in early 2020.

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

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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