Green Mountain Power is partnering with customers and communities to combat climate change right at home. Climate change is impacting Vermont more and more and GMP is taking that on with 90 percent carbon free power sources and with innovative programs to help customers make their own smart choices about how they use energy.
“We saw with the most recent snowstorm another severe impact of climate change, and we are seeing more events like this from climate change,” said GMP’s President and CEO Mary Powell. “It is accelerating the need for us to act quickly with conviction and purpose. Our new Integrated Resource Plan shows our commitment to doing that.”
GMP filed its 2018 Integrated Resource Plan (IRP) with the Public Utilities Commission on December 10, and it outlines how GMP plans to continue to deliver clean, cost-effective and reliable power to customers, while cutting carbon through innovation. The IRP is a road map for GMP’s approach to serve Vermonters over the next ten years. Utilities are required to file a new IRP every three years.
“Our focus on customers facilitates and guides our decisions—some that are unique in our industry nationally —so that every action we take distinctly benefits our customers,” said Powell. “We are adopting new, clean, distributed-energy technologies on both sides of the meter and, together with our customers and Vermont energy companies, changing the way energy is delivered. Vermont is at the forefront of this work nationally and every day more are following our lead.”
GMP’s IRP covers a wide range of forecasting and programs – from carbon-reducing initiatives, to meeting state Renewable Energy Standards, to leveraging data to make the company’s transmission and distribution system more dynamic for customers.
That includes helping customers transition away from higher cost, higher carbon resources for heating and transportation. Those are the largest contributors to climate carbon pollution and climate change in Vermont. GMP offers innovative programs for electric vehicle charging, battery storage, and other devices that can be used to shave peak energy usage, driving down the cost of the regional grid while driving out carbon from the system.
The IRP will be reviewed by the Public Utility Commission in a proceeding that will include public hearings and the opportunity to share your views. Read GMP’s 2018 IRP.