Forecasts Call for Gusts 40-45 MPH and Stronger in Thunderstorms, GMP Urging Safety for Customers
COLCHESTER, Vt. – Green Mountain Power (GMP) is alerting customers that forecasters are predicting strong gusty winds through Friday night, and scattered outages are possible. Crews will be responding as quickly and safely as possible. GMP tracks multiple forecasts, which are also are calling for thunderstorms and a steep temperature drop this evening, which could lead to flash freezing, making travel difficult.
The health and safety of GMP customers and employees is at the heart of steps GMP has taken to ensure field crews are available to respond to outages efficiently and to maintain this critical service to customers and the state. Earlier this week, GMP started dispatching field teams from home to essential service work only to keep our employees as safe as possible, and to prevent the spread of this virus. Crews are also traveling to work sites in separate vehicles whenever possible and following CDC social distancing guidelines on the job. They encourage customers to also follow social distancing guidelines. Crews are now focused on all outage and safety calls to make sure that Vermonters stay connected during this unprecedented time.
Details about the steps GMP is taking to maintain the health and safety of employees and customers can be found on GMPs webpage dedicated to the latest updates on the company’s response to COVID-19.
GMP is also reminding customers to be prepared, stay away from downed lines and trees, and to call GMP at (888) 835-4672. For medical emergencies, call 911. The state’s 211 service can help connect you with health and well-being resources. Storm preparation and safety tips
You can also report outages and track restoration times.
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). J.D. Power’s 2018 and 2019 rankings put GMP among top utilities for customer satisfaction. In 2019 and 2020 GMP was named “One of the Best Places To Work in Vermont” by Vermont Business Magazine and the Vermont Chamber of Commerce, and was the winner of the Deane C. Davis Outstanding Vermont Business of the Year Award in 2019.
Kristin Kelly, Green Mountain Power