About IBEW Local 300
IBEW Local Union #300 was founded in September of 1939.
Local 300 is a labor union that serves 1,200-plus working Vermonters, and is located in South Burlington. The mission of Local 300 has been the same since chartered in 1939: to serve and represent its members fairly. Local 300 members are employed state-wide at some of the most well-known and successful utility companies, telecommunications, municipal, manufacturing, and construction businesses.
Among the employers are American Electric, Ben and Jerry's, Brown Electric, Burlington Electric Department,Entergy-Vermont Yankee, E.S. Boulos, Green Mountain Power, Peck Electric,Powercom, Sherwin Electric, Vermont Electric Cooperative, Vermont Gas, Washington Electric Cooperative.
Local 300 and Vermont's Renewable Energy Landscape
The 2016 Vermont Comprehensive Energy Plan (CEP) sets out a pathway for Vermont to obtain 90% of its energy from renewable sources by 2050.
In order to help Vermont meet this aggressive renewable energy goal, IBEW Local 300 members have worked through Vermont's summers and winters installing solar arrays throughout the state. In addition, the boom of the green economy has grown Local 300's membership and solidified the union's commitment to facing the challenges of the new renewable energy landscape.
In 2016, Local 300 members were the first to partner with Green Mountain Power and install Tesla Powerwalls through their innovate Tesla Battery Program. Check out that story in our news archives here.