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GMP Partners with Waterbury on a New Electric Vehicle Charging Station

25 February 2016

COLCHESTER, VT…  Fill up your car using 21st century technology at the new Waterbury Municipal Center, where Green Mountain Power and Waterbury have partnered to bring residents and visitors a new electric vehicle charging station.
 
“The people of Waterbury are so proud of this new facility, which is the result of Tropical Storm Irene Flood Recovery efforts, and it feels right that we are helping promote cleaner transportation by adding a charging station to the complex,” said Barbara Farr, Long Term Recovery Director. “We are pleased to partner with GMP to bring the charging station to Waterbury.”
         
The new Municipal Center, located at 28 North Main Street, includes municipal offices combined with a new expanded Library and History Center, all with state-of-the-art heating, cooling and energy efficiency.  Significant funding came through a bond vote from the Waterbury voters, several Vermont Community Development Programs, and private donations to the Friends of the Waterbury Library and Historical Society.  Waterbury received funding for the charging station from the Downtown Development Board through a partnership with the Department of Housing and Community Development and the Agency of Natural Resources. 
 
“We are delighted to have helped Waterbury install a new charging station at the new Municipal Center,” said Dorothy Schnure, Green Mountain Power spokesperson. “This is a great location that will enable visitors to Waterbury to conveniently charge their vehicles, reducing their use of fossil fuels and helping Vermont meet its clean energy goals.”
 
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 30 locations, nine of which have a DC Fast Charger. This newest one is the closest charging station to the I-89 Exit 10 exit and is within a short walking distance to the many local restaurants and shops. 
 
The charging station in Waterbury will serve all electric vehicles (Tesla owners need an adapter) with a dual port Level 2 station.  The chargers have Level 2 capabilities that provide up to 24 miles of charge per hour.
 
“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,” said Schnure.
 
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


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