For Vermont farmers, the environment, and our noses.
It’s easy to incorporate more renewable sources of energy into your mix. To enroll in GMP Cow Power, fill out the online form below, contact the Customer Information Center by calling 1-888-835-4672, or download the Enrollment Form and send it to us. Unless your request is made on or about the time your regular bill is issued, voluntary renewable service will take effect during the next regular billing cycle.
GMP Cow Power helps Vermont farmers
For every kilowatt-hour requested by customers and provided by a Vermont farm, GMP will pay the farmer for the energy, plus the Cow Power charge of four cents for the environmental benefits of the generation. If there aren’t enough kilowatt-hours available from participating GMP farms, GMP will try to acquire and retire Renewable Energy Certificates from other regional renewable generation sources, issued by the regional system operator, to support renewable generation in a broader sense. If there are no certificates available in the regional market for four cents per kilowatt-hour or less, the company will deposit Cow Power payments into the GMP Renewable Development Fund. This fund, overseen by an independent board, will provide incentives to farmers to become involved or increase electricity output into the Cow Power program. GMP does not profit from the program.