Popular Programs Offer Savings on EVs, Electric Motorcycles, Heat Pumps, and More Through 2021
COLCHESTER, Vt. – Green Mountain Power (GMP) announced it is extending its popular rebates on electric vehicles (EVs), electric motorcycles, heat pumps, geothermal heating systems, and electric yard care equipment through Dec. 31, 2021. The rebates, which were set to expire at the end of August, have already enabled more than 3,000 customers to save money this year and reduce their carbon footprints.
“These rebates are great ways to help reduce the price of innovative equipment and electric vehicles to help our customers cut their carbon and costs,” said Kristin Carlson, vice president and chief energy services executive at GMP. “When our customers make the switch to clean electric for heating, driving and other equipment, it also helps lower costs for all GMP customers as we reduce the need for expensive peak energy.”
Transportation and heating are the two largest sources of carbon pollution in Vermont, so switching away from fossil fuels with electric vehicles and heat pumps is a key step customers can take to help Vermont reach clean energy goals. GMP’s power supply is already 95 percent carbon free and 64 percent renewable, and GMP is committed to being 100 percent carbon free in under four years and 100 percent renewable by 2030.
GMP hears from customers who are happy to have made the switch. “The heat pump rebate helped me a great deal,” said a GMP customer in southwestern Vermont who called GMP this summer to say thank you. A customer from the Upper Valley emailed after saving on an electric vehicle to say, ”Thank you for making it feasible for low-income individuals.”
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
When our customers make the switch to clean electric for heating, driving and other equipment, it also helps lower costs for all GMP customers as we reduce the need for expensive peak energy.Kristin Carlson, GMP Vice President and Chief Energy Services Executive