GMP Sends Crews South to Help with Massive Snowstorm

22 January 2016

More Than 50 Workers Head to Long Island this Afternoon
Colchester, Vt. – More than 50 Green Mountain Power lineworkers, supervisors, safety personnel and mechanics are heading to Long Island this afternoon to be ready to help restore power when the massive snowstorm hits the mid-Atlantic region. Near record amounts of snow are expected, with states of emergency already declared in several states.
“Our southern neighbors are facing potentially devastating damage, and we are so pleased that we have workers ready and able to help them in their time of need, just as they help us when we are hit with big storms,” said Dorothy Schnure, GMP spokesperson. “Our crews have the skills, experience and strong work ethic that always make them a welcome addition to crews in other states.”
Utilities from New York to Washington, D.C., have called for the assistance of nearly 700 workers from utilities not affected by the storm. GMP crews will assist PSE&G Long Island initially, but could be available to other utilities as the storm progresses.
“We work hard every day to provide reliable power to Vermonters, but we take great satisfaction in helping our sister utilities when they are facing such a significant storm,” said Schnure.
The storm is expected to hit late today, so GMP crews are heading out this afternoon to reach their destination before roads become difficult, and to be available as soon as outages begin so that they can restore power quickly.
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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