Outages Possible, Customers Urged to Stay Alert to Changing Conditions
COLCHESTER, Vt. – Green Mountain Power (GMP) is urging safety for customers as forecasters say a strong regional storm will reach Vermont early in the morning Monday, bringing gusty winds and a mix of precipitation including heavy wet snow that could possibly take down trees and powerlines.
GMP’s own field forces are prepared to respond and GMP has secured external help to assist customers alongside GMP crews if needed. The storm will make travel difficult for anyone on the road from approximately Sunday at midnight through Monday evening, so to be ready GMP is pre-positioning some teams on Sunday evening.
“Making sure we can respond for customers is why we track multiple forecasts for days in advance. Safety is the top priority for everyone, and we want customers to be alert to the changing weather conditions 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. “Forecasters say this storm will bring strong winds and changing precipitation through Monday and will affect all of the northeast and Mid-Atlantic regions.”
GMP 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
More storm preparation tips are available on GMP’s website. 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 270,000 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 we want customers to be alert to the changing weather conditions and always stay far away from any downed lines or trees as they may still be energized. Call us to help.Mike Burke, GMP Vice President of Field Operations