29 GMP Line Workers and Mechanics from Across Vermont Will Assist Con Edison Customers
COLCHESTER, Vt. – Green Mountain Power (GMP) is sending a team of twenty-nine employees including line workers and mechanics to the New York City area to assist Con Edison in restoring power after Tropical Storm Ida unleashed record flooding and storms on the Mid-Atlantic region last night, knocking out power to more than 20,000 customers in the New York City area. GMP and Con Edison are part of the North Atlantic Mutual Assistance Group, which enables utilities to help each other recover from storm damage.
“It’s neighbors helping neighbors, and we’re glad to go and help. When big storms have hit Vermont, utilities from around the region have helped us get the lights on for Vermonters, and helping each other after storms like Ida is the right thing to do,” said Mike Burke, Vice President of Field Operations at GMP.
The GMP team members are en route from district offices around Vermont and will meet up with Con Edison crew guides just outside New York City to get their assignments this evening for tomorrow morning. Con Edison is estimating the restoration will be complete by Sunday evening.
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 big storms have hit Vermont, utilities from around the region have helped us get the lights on for Vermonters, and helping each other after storms like Ida is the right thing to do.Mike Burke, GMP Vice President of Field Operations