50 GMP Employees Including Line Workers and Mechanics Respond to Assist Central Maine Power Customers
COLCHESTER, Vt. – A team of Green Mountain Power (GMP) employees including line workers and mechanics left for Maine this morning, to assist Central Maine Power’s restoration effort after Tuesday’s powerful Nor’Easter knocked out power to more than 600,0000 customers across New England, more than 26,000 of them in Maine.
GMP and Central Maine Power are part of the North Atlantic Mutual Assistance Group, which connects utilities so they can help each other recover from storm damage.
“We’re glad to go and help, it is neighbors helping neighbors. Utilities from around our region have helped us when big storms have hit Vermont, and so responding to a request for help is the right thing to do,” said Mike Burke, Vice President of Field Operations at GMP.
The GMP team members left from district offices around Vermont and are working in the Portland area and could possibly be there through Friday.
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
We’re glad to go and help, it is neighbors helping neighbors.Mike Burke, GMP Vice President of Field Operations