GMP Energy Innovation Center hosts monthly lecture series

02 December 2013

RUTLAND, Vt. –The first event of the GMP College Lecture Series will be held December 3, kicking off collaboration between the area’s four colleges and the new GMP Energy Innovation Center located on Merchants Row in downtown Rutland.  The event is free and open to the public.

The monthly lecture series is part of a recent agreement between GMP and all four Rutland County colleges to work together to bolster economic, educational and community development.  The lectures will be held at GMP’s new Energy Innovation Center and will be given by professors from each of the Rutland County colleges.  The presentations will explore a variety of energy issues, including the science of energy, renewable power, financial concerns and the psychology of energy use.
On December 3, 2013, Dr. Andy Vermilyea from Castleton College will open the monthly series with a talk entitled “Energy and the Environment.”  Dr. Vermilyea has done extensive study of the impacts of climate change on ecosystems from Vermont to Alaska.  The lecture will begin at 5:30 pm and is expected to last 1 hour with discussion. 

In addition to Castleton, the other participating colleges are the Community College of Vermont, the College of Saint Joseph, and Green Mountain College. 

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Green Mountain Power (www.greenmountainpower.com), the Solar Electric Power Association’s 2013 Utility of the Year, generates, transmits, distributes and sells electricity in the state of Vermont. The company, which serves more than 250,000 customers, has set its vision to be the best small company in America.    


Contact: Steve Costello, Green Mountain Power, (802) 793-4031