Prestigious Prize Highlights Commitment to the Environment, Vermont Economy, and Employees
COLCHESTER Vt. – Green Mountain Power (GMP) is the winner of the 2018 Deane C. Davis Outstanding Business of the Year Award. Vermont Business Magazine and the Vermont Chamber of Commerce give the prestigious prize to a Vermont business each year to honor the legacy of former Vermont Governor Deane C. Davis and his work to protect Vermont’s environment while growing its economy for all Vermonters.
“We love our customers, and we love Vermont, and we’re so grateful for this honor,” said GMP President and CEO Mary Powell as she accepted the award during a ceremony at UVM’s Grossman School of Business Wednesday evening. “Everyone at team GMP is laser focused on delivering clean, cost-effective power, and reliable power for all of the customers we serve so that communities and businesses can thrive.”
Some of GMP’s achievements highlighted by Vermont Business Magazine and the Vermont Chamber of Commerce in making the selection are the company’s commitment to having a 100% clean carbon free energy supply by 2025, and to be 100% renewable by 2030, its innovative programs to lower costs for all customers while reducing carbon emissions, and GMP’s workplace culture that cares for employees while fostering that innovation. GMP’s pioneering work in energy storage already saved Vermont customers more than $500,000 last year, and its groundbreaking offerings for customers are also helping to grow the renewable energy economy in Vermont.
“We are proud to have Green Mountain Power as the recipient of the 2018 Deane C. Davis Outstanding Business of the Year Award,” said John Boutin, publisher of Vermont Business Magazine. “They truly are deserving of this honor and join 28 other Vermont companies to be recognized over the years as one of the best in Vermont.”
18 companies applied for the award this year, and two other finalists were Chroma Technologies and ReArch Companies. GMP was a finalist in 2011. The ceremony also honored several past award recipients – 2011 winner Foley Family of Companies, 2012 GW Plastics, 2013 Dealer.com, 2014 Champlain Cable and 2015 PC Construction – were also inducted into the Deane C. Davis Hall of Fame.
About Green Mountain Power
Green Mountain Power (GMP) serves approximately 265,000 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 earned a spot on Fast Company’s Most Innovative Companies in the World list three years in a row (2017, 2018, 2019). 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. J.D. Power’s 2018 rankings put GMP among top utilities for customer satisfaction.
Vermont Business Magazine is the state’s most respected business publication. Since 1972, Vermont Business Magazine has published statewide business news, economic and political news and commentary, business and individual profiles, data, analysis and statistics.
The Vermont Chamber is the largest statewide, private, not-for-profit business organization; they represent every sector of the state’s business community. Its mission is to create an economic climate conducive to business growth and the preservation of the Vermont quality of life.
Kristin Kelly, Green Mountain Power