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 28.5 megawatts of photovoltaics (PV)! By June 30 2017 the PV projects had brought in over $7 million in avoided electric costs to the region. 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.

On June 29th, 2017, CVEC launched a legal campaign to counter the effort by the public electric utility (Eversource) to reduce the value of Net Metering Credits. On January 5, 2018 the RATE CASE re-design proposed by Eversource was denied. Through CVEC legal intervention,  CVEC municipalities, counties, and districts have had their savings preserved.


On May 5th CVEC and the host towns won another award for its PV on capped landfills, this one from the Environmental Business Council. To read about this award, click here.

Story 2016


To see the Environment Massachusetts Study featuring CVEC on p.21, click here.







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 meeting in Brewster, click hereDiscussion with Borrego


To read about the evolution of the battery, click here!

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