GMP Restores Power to All Customers Impacted by Massive Wind Storm
- Crews restored power to 124,330 homes and businesses
- More than 700 internal and external line workers, tree trimmers and field workers worked 24/7 to complete repairs
- Final customer impacted by storm was restored at 7:30 p.m. Friday night
- GMP crews extend offer of mutal aid to other Vermont utilities
3 November 2017
COLCHESTER, Vt. – With preparations starting last Thursday, Green Mountain Power crews have been working non-stop after strong wind and rains pummeled Vermont Sunday night and early Monday morning, and they have now restored power to all customers impacted by the storm, a total of 124,330 homes and businesses as of 7:30 p.m. This wind storm impacted nearly every region of the state, making it one of the biggest in recent history.
“We are so thankful to our customers who showed kindness in helping neighbors and patience as crews worked to repair all the damage,” said Kristin Carlson, VP of Strategic & External Affairs. “We also want to acknowledge the state’s efforts and those of other utilities for great coordination to respond to this emergency situation and help make repairs as quickly and safely as possible.”
GMP has offered to help other Vermont utilities as they work through their final restorations and will be assisting Stowe Electric and Vermont Electric Co-op starting tomorrow.
“This storm brought incredibly tough conditions and damage, some of the worst I’ve ever seen. But this is what we do and restoring power to our customers is our highest priority,” said Jimmy Cushing, who has worked at GMP for 25 years and is veteran chief lineworker.
With so much damage, Vermonters are urged to remain vigilant as damaged trees and limbs may continue to cause outages over the next several days and weeks. To report an outage, call 888-835-4672.
About Green Mountain Power:
Green Mountain Power (GMP) serves approximately 265,000 residential and business customers in Vermont and is 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.
Kristin Carlson, Green Mountain Power