GMP is Urging Safety for Customers, Crews are Ready to Respond
COLCHESTER, Vt. – Green Mountain Power (GMP) is urging safety for customers and is prepared to respond to possible outages as a spring storm rolls across the region Thursday, bringing heavy, wet snow to higher elevations which forecasters say could tear down trees and power lines overnight. Southern and central Vermont, especially at elevations above 1,000 feet, are most at risk.
“We track multiple forecasts for days in advance so we can respond as quickly and safely as possible for our customers. We want customers to be aware of changing storm conditions, and to be safe. Always stay far away from downed lines or trees,” said Mike Burke, Chief Field Operations Executive for GMP. “The heavy precipitation from this storm with both rain and snow could make travel tough and slow at times for anyone who has to be out on the road. Be safe!”
GMP is reminding customers of some useful items to have for any storm: a fully charged cell phone, bottled water, battery-powered flashlights, emergency phone numbers, and a plan of where to go if you were to need to leave your home. For medical emergencies, always call 911. You can find more storm safety tips on GMP’s website. You can report outages by calling (888) 835-4672, through GMP’s online Outage Center, and through GMP’s app.
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 2019 GMP was honored by the Vermont Chamber of Commerce and Vermont Business Magazine with the Deane C. Davis Outstanding Vermont Business of the Year Award.
Kristin Kelly, Green Mountain Power
We track multiple forecasts for days in advance so we can respond as quickly and safely as possible for our customers. We want customers to be aware of changing storm conditions, and to be safe. Always stay far away from downed lines or trees.Mike Burke, GMP Chief of Field Operation