GMP offers presentation on "Winter in Vermont: Challenges and Opportunities"

24 February 2015

RUTLAND, Vt. – Get information. Be inspired. The GMP College Connections lecture series is hosting its next energy discussion Tuesday, March 3, at the Energy Innovation Center, 68-70 Merchants Row in downtown Rutland.  The free public event begins at 5:30 p.m. and will last approximately an hour. Light refreshments will be served.
Professor Daniel Alcorn of College of St. Joseph will lead a timely discussion on one of our most beautiful, yet challenging seasons: winter in Vermont.  Alcorn will explore how Vermonters heat their homes – including the costs, challenges and new opportunities for greater efficiency and savings that are becoming available with improvements in technology, such as heat pump technology that GMP is using in its eHomes.
In addition to teaching in the Business Division at College of St. Joseph, Alcorn works in the Masters of Arts in Diplomacy program and teaches Business & Management program at Norwich University. 

He studied psychology and economics at Kent State University, earning his AA and BA.  Alcorn earned his Masters of Public Administration, graduate certificate of Teaching and Learning, and graduate certificate of Continuity of Governmental Operations at Norwich University. 

The monthly GMP College Connections is a lecture series created as part of an agreement between GMP and all four Rutland County colleges to work together to bolster economic, educational and community development.  Talks are presented by faculty from each of the Rutland County colleges.  The presentations will explore a variety of energy issues, including the science of energy, renewable power, financial concerns and the psychology of energy use. All talks are held at GMP’s Energy Innovation Center in Rutland.
In addition to College of St. Joseph, the other participating colleges are Castleton College, Community College of Vermont (CCV) and Green Mountain College. 

For more information on the series contact:  gerri.harrison@greenmounainpower.com
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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 @GreenMtnPower.

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