GMP Crews Prepared for Upcoming Storm

27 October 2015

High Winds and Rain Could Cause Outages Across State
COLCHESTER, Vt. – Green Mountain Power is prepared to restore power if high winds and rain predicted to begin Wednesday afternoon and going through the night cause outages. 
“We are already working to ensure a speedy response if the high winds materialize,” said Dorothy Schnure, GMP spokesperson. “Our crews are ready and we have ensured that additional contract crews will be available if needed.”
High winds can bring down trees into power lines, causing outages and presenting potential safety hazards for the public. Power lines may be live and dangerous, even if on the ground or tangled in trees.
“We urge everyone to stay away from any downed trees and power lines, and make sure to keep children and pets away,” Schnure said. “Our highest priority is keeping crews and the public safe as we work to restore power quickly.”
Green Mountain Power will provide updates 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 sign up for the text service, simply text REG to 46788 or GMPVT, or sign up online at greenmountainpower.com/textalerts. Customers can sign up for GMP’s award winning app 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 @GreenMtnPower. 

Dorothy Schnure, Green Mountain Power, Office (802) 655-8418, Cell (802) 324-4418
Dorothy Schnure@greenmountainpower.com