Network of Stored Energy Helps GMP to Reduce Power Demand, Carbon Emissions and Costs for All Customers
COLCHESTER, Vt. – Green Mountain Power (GMP) is urging customers to be safe and comfortable as forecasters predict temperatures in the 90’s this weekend. GMP is using its growing network of stored energy to help reduce demand on the grid during peak power use times which reduces costs for all customers while also cutting carbon emissions.
GMP’s stored energy network has grown in partnership with customers and includes more than 2,000 home batteries, plus car chargers, heat pumps, water heaters, and heat pump water heaters. GMP also has utility scale batteries at solar installations in Rutland and Panton. When deployed all together, using this network is like taking about 12,000 homes off the grid at one time which drives down costs and carbon for customers.
“We know our customers care about the environment and make smart choices about energy every day. Our stored energy network is a great tool to help reduce demand during peak energy use times like this, and the added benefit is it cuts emissions and costs for customers while helping to keep them safe and comfortable,” said Josh Castonguay, GMP Vice President and Chief Innovation Officer.
GMP is also on alert for the possibility of outages. Forecasters say the hot and humid conditions could create isolated to scattered thunderstorms Friday into Sunday.
GMP is reminding customers about safety, including:
- Never leave kids, people with disabilities, older adults, or pets in a closed vehicle
- Stay hydrated
- Limit outdoor activities during the hottest part of the day
- Seek cool or air conditioned spaces
- Check on neighbors and family to make sure they’re safe
- Dial 211 for cooling shelters in your area
- Dial 911 for a medical emergency
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About Green Mountain Power
Green Mountain Power (GMP) serves approximately 265,000 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 earned a spot on Fast Company’s Most Innovative Companies in the World list three years in a row (2017, 2018, 2019). 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. J.D. Power’s 2018 rankings put GMP among top utilities for customer satisfaction.
Kristin Kelly, Green Mountain Power