Customers Urged to Stay Safe and Stay Alert to Changing Conditions into Sunday
COLCHESTER, Vt. – Green Mountain Power (GMP) is alerting customers to an expanded series of wind advisories for much of Vermont into Sunday, and says crews are ready to respond as quickly as safely possible for customers. The storm is already doing damage across the country, in particular the mid-west. GMP is urging customers to be safe as forecasters predict the possibility for strong winds here that could take down trees that knock down power lines as the large regional storm moves into the Northeast.
“We want customers to be alert to changing weather conditions today and tonight, and to be safe. We track multiple forecasts for days in advance so our team can respond for customers and we’re ready. Safety is the top priority for everyone and always stay far away from any downed lines or trees as they may still be energized. Call us to help,” said Mike Burke, GMP’s Vice President of Field Operations.
The storm could also cause tricky travel. GMP has storm preparation tips on its website, and recommends customers have some basics on hand in case of any storm including:
- a charged cellphone
- the GMP app on your cellphone
- flashlights with fresh batteries
- bottled water
The GMP app is a great way to report outages, track power restoration times, as well as manage your GMP account from your cellphone.
For medical emergencies, always call 911. You can also report outages by calling GMP at 888-835-4672, and through GMP’s online Outage Center.
About Green Mountain Power
Green Mountain Power (GMP) serves approximately 266,000 residential and business customers in Vermont and is partnering with them to improve lives and transform communities. GMP is focused on a new way of doing business to meet the needs of customers with integrated energy services that help people use less energy and save money, while continuing to generate clean, cost-effective and reliable power in Vermont. GMP is the first utility in the world to get a B Corp certification, meeting rigorous social, environmental, accountability and transparency standards and committing to use business as a force for good. GMP earned a spot on Fast Company’s Most Innovative Companies in the World list four years in a row (2017, 2018, 2019, 2020). In 2021, the Smart Electric Power Alliance (SEPA) honored GMP as a nationwide leader in energy transformation, and in 2019 GMP earned the Deane C. Davis Outstanding Vermont Business of the Year Award from the Vermont Chamber of Commerce and Vermont Business Magazine.
Kristin Kelly, Green Mountain Power
Safety is the top priority for everyone and always stay far away from any downed lines or trees as they may still be energized.Mike Burke, GMP Vice President of Field Operations