Vermont utilities have just signed a major deal with Hydro Quebec, for 225 MW, 16 hours a day, starting in 2012. They are not telling the price of this power.
The utilities are probably paying more than VY was going to charge, which was 6.1 cents/kWh. The HydroQuebec deal seems to have power prices that depend on the market ("ties prices to the wholesale energy market") but with the market swings modified a bit. Are the utilities being fiscally responsible to their ratepayers? You can always buy power, if you are willing to pay whatever-it-takes.