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GMP Crews Prepare for Upcoming Strong Wind Storm

08 January 2016

Forecasters Predicting Strong Winds and Rain That Could Cause Outages Statewide
 
COLCHESTER, Vt. – Green Mountain Power is preparing for a strong wind and rainstorm that is forecasted for Vermont beginning Sunday morning that could cause outages across the state. Forecasters predict wind gusts possibly strong as 50 – 70 mph. Wind that strong can easily knock down trees and branches onto power lines and snap power poles at the base.
                  
“Our crews are preparing now and are ready to respond quickly to any outages from this strong wind storm,” said Kristin Carlson, GMP’s Chief Communications Executive. “Early preparation is key to making sure we can get the lights on quickly and safely for customers.”
In addition, the Company has contract crews ready to assist if there are significant and widespread outages. Safety is most important during winter windstorms and GMP reminds Vermonters to be careful on the roadways especially.
 
“Always stay clear of downed power lines and contact emergency responders immediately,” Carlson continued.  
 
Green Mountain Power will provide updates on the storm on Facebook, Twitter and to the media. Customers may report outages and get updates through GMP’s text service or award-winning app, as well as calling 1-888-835-4672, or visiting GMP’s Outage Center page at www.greenmountainpower.com.
 
To get the latest information on outages and restoration times, customers can sign up for text service alerts, by texting REG to 46788 or GMPVT, or signing up online at greenmountainpower.com/textalerts. Customers can also sign up for GMP’s award winning app to report outages with a touch of a finger at the Apple App Store or Google Play Store and search for GMP.
 
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


Kristin Carlson, Green Mountain Power, (802) 229-8200
Kristin.Carlson@greenmountainpower.com