GMP Crews Work Through the Night to Restore Power to More Than 12,000 Homes

29 October 2015

Everyone Impacted By Wind Storm is Back On
COLCHESTER, Vt. – Wednesday’s strong wind storm blew down trees and branches, cutting power to thousands of Green Mountain Power customers. By Thursday morning, GMP had restored power to all 12,000 customers impacted by the storm.
“Early preparation before the storm hit helped assure that crews were in place across the state and could restore power quickly to all customers,” said Dorothy Schnure, GMP spokesperson. 
Winds were strongest on the western part of the state, and the areas that sustained the most damage included Rutland, Royalton, St. Albans, Sunderland, Middlebury, Stamford and nearby towns. 
Green Mountain Power continues to watch the weather closely, as a cold front this afternoon could bring new outages. Crews are resting now so that they will be ready for any new outages. 
“After a relatively quiet summer, we are headed into a time of year when storms are more frequent,” Schnure said. “Safety is our number one priority during storms. We urge Vermonters to be ready, and always stay clear of and report downed power lines to us” 
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, award-winning app, by 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, Cell (802) 324-4418