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.

To read a story about CVEC’s success in bringing solar to the Cape & Martha’s Vineyard in a cooperative way, click here.

A celebration marking the completion and interconnection of all 28 megawatts was held Wed., April 22, Earth Day 2015 – To see photos, click on invitation below.

There will also be a Ribbon-Cutting on Martha’s Vineyard on April 28 at 10:45 to celebrate the completion of the 708kW West Tisbury Capped Landfill PV installation. The celebration will be staged at the Capped Landfill site.

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