GMP Partners with Hannaford for New Electric Vehicle Charging Station in Williston

07 December 2015

WILLISTON, VT…  Shopping for groceries? Now you can charge your car while you get your dinner fixings at the Hannaford Supermarket & Pharmacy in Williston, thanks to a partnership between Green Mountain Power, Hannaford Supermarkets and Taft Corners Associates. The charging station is located at the Williston Hannaford, 78 Marshall Avenue.
“The new charging station at Hannaford is part of our effort to build a comprehensive EV charging network across Vermont,” said Dorothy Schnure, Green Mountain Power spokesperson. “More and more people are driving electric vehicles, saving money and reducing their use of fossil fuels, and we are pleased as Vermont’s energy company of the future to help them charge up conveniently.”
GMP’s commitment to a comprehensive statewide EV charging network will help increase Vermont’s energy independence and contribute to cleaner air and lower carbon emissions. GMP has installed charging stations in 25 locations, nine of which have a DC Fast Charger.  Williston is the second charging station in Vermont supported by Hannaford, which also has a station at its store in Essex.
“Charging stations are another way for Hannaford to support sustainability in Vermont and to make life a little easier for our customers with electric vehicles,” said Ben Theriault, Hannaford's Director of Operations for Vermont. “We are pleased to partner with GMP to enable EV owners to conveniently charge up while they shop for groceries or visit other nearby stores.”
The landowner, Taft Corners Associates, is also interested in helping increase the number of charging stations in Vermont.
“We are thrilled to work with Hannaford and Taft Corners Associates on this new charging station,” said Schnure. “Everyone wins when Vermonters save money and reduce fossil fuel use through GMP’s innovative products and services like these chargers, all while we continue to provide reliable, clean and cost-effective power.”
The charging station at Hannaford in Williston will serve all electric vehicles (Tesla owners need an adapter) with an ABB fast and a dual port Level 2 station.  The GMP NRG EVgo Freedom Station is capable of providing approximately 80 percent of a battery charge in 25 minutes when using the DC fast-charging option. The chargers also have Level 2 capabilities that provide up to 24 miles of charge per hour.
GMP and NRG EVgo offer customers the option to pay as they go or sign up for various monthly charging memberships starting around $5.95 a month. Memberships are available for GMP customers at 1-877-494-3833 or www.greenmountainpower.com/evgo, but anyone can pay by credit card at the charging station.
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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
About Hannaford Supermarkets:
Hannaford Supermarkets, based in Scarborough, Maine, operates 188 stores in the Northeast. Stores are located in Maine, New York, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, and Vermont. Hannaford employs more than 27,000 associates. Additional information can be found at www.hannaford.com.

Dorothy Schnure, Green Mountain Power, 802-655-8418 (w) or 802-324-4418 (c)