Energy Innovation Center Offers Discussion January 5

30 December 2015

Making the Transition to a Sustainable Distributed Energy Future
RUTLAND, Vt. – The way you receive your energy tomorrow is going to be far different than today, with a greater focus on generating and using energy closer to where it is needed. What is driving and shaping this exciting energy transformation?  Come to the Energy Innovation Center Tuesday, January 5, as Green Mountain College’s Dr. Steven Letendre offers an insightful and informative presentation on our energy future.
The free public event begins at 5:30 p.m. and will last approximately an hour. Light refreshments will be served. 
“The electric industry is in the midst of revolutionary change being driven by disruptive technologies and the policy imperative to address climate change,” Letendre said. Drawing from two decades of experience in the energy sector, Letendre will explore the technology and policy trends that are shaping the future. The presentation will also address the regulatory changes needed to promote a more sustainable and distributed electric power system that is also cost effective.
Letendre is a professor of economics and environmental studies at Green Mountain College and an online instructor for Vermont Law School. In addition, Letendre is an energy consultant for a variety of organizations including the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, Solar Electric Power Association, and the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority. He has authored more than 50 reports and articles in leading energy journals.
The GMP College Connections is a monthly lecture series created as part of an agreement between GMP and all four Rutland County colleges to work together to bolster economic, educational and community development.  Talks are authored and presented by faculty from each of the institutions.  The presentations explore a variety of energy issues, including the science of energy, renewable power, financial concerns and the psychology of energy use. All talks are held at GMP’s Energy Innovation Center, 68-70 Merchants Row, Rutland, the first Tuesday of the month (Oct-May).
In addition to Green Mountain College, the other participating schools are College of St. Joseph, Castleton University, and Community College of Vermont (CCV).
For more information on the series contact:  gerri.harrison@greenmountainpower.com
About Green Mountain Power
About Green Mountain Power Green Mountain Power (GMP) serves approximately 265,000 residential and business customers in Vermont and has a vision to be the best small company in America by partnering with Vermonters 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. In 2014, Vote Solar named GMP a Solar Champion. More information at: www.greenmountainpower.com. Connect with GMP on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.

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