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Green Mountain Power Rebates Deliver CO2 Emission Cuts (Ind Report)
Green Mountain Power
Date: 2020-01-15
Green Mountain Power (GMP) reports it is building on the success of its customer programs to cut carbon emissions and energy costs by renewing its 2019 rebates program for 2020. GMP's rebates were intended to reduce energy costs and customer carbon footprints, and customers responded by making thousands of purchases -- offsetting 156 million lifetime pounds of carbon, equal to taking 15,000 fossil-fueled vehicles off the road for a year.

The rebates helped GMP, working with customers, exceed aggressive 2019 carbon reduction goals by 40 pct. The utility's power supply is 90 pct carbon free and 60 pct renewable, with a commitment to be 100 pct carbon free in five years and 100 pct renewable by 2030. (Source: Green Mountain Power, Vermont Bus. Mag, 8 Jan., 2020) Contact: Green Mountain Power , Mary Powell, CEO, Jeff Monder, (802) 770-3392, jeff.monder@greenmountainpower.com, www.greenmountainpower.com

More Low-Carbon Energy News Green Mountain Power,  Carbon Emissions,  


GMP Expanding Home Battery Energy Storage Pilot (Ind. Report)
Green Mountain Power
Date: 2019-10-23
Vermont's largest electric utility, Green Mountain Power (GMP) wants to turn its pioneering home battery storage pilot programs into permanent and has filed proposals with the state's PUC for two new tariffs -- one for utility-owned batteries and one for customer-owned batteries.

The energy storage tariff would allow customers to lease Tesla Powerwall batteries from GMP and pay either a one-time, upfront fee or a monthly payment. The customer-owned tariff would see the customer lease or purchase a battery from a range of approved providers. The proposed tariffs are extensions of two successful pilot programs that included electric vehicle chargers.

If approved by the PUC, each program will be open to a maximum of 500 customers per year, and available on a first-come, first-served basis. (Source: Green Mountain Power, Energy News, Oct., 2019) Contact: Green Mountain Power, Josh Castonguay, VP, (802) 770-3392, josh.castonguay@greenmountainpower.com, www.greenmountainpower.com

More Low-Carbon Energy News Tesla Powerwall,  Green Mountain Power,  Energy Storage,  


GMP Offers Energy Efficient Heat Pump Rebate Program (Ind. Report)
Green Mountain Power
Date: 2019-05-20
In Colchester, Vermont utility Green Mountain Power (GMP) is launching new rebate programs including a $400 rebate for cold climate heat pumps. Customers can also get a $200 rebate when they buy an electric bicycle at participating Vermont bike shops.

According to the release, "GMP's energy supply is 90 pct clean carbon free and 60 pct renewable energy, so heating and cooling with a hyper-efficient heat pump is a great way to reduce your carbon footprint, and these new rebates offer great savings to help customers make the switch."

GMP has committed to being 100 pct clean carbon free energy by 2025 and 100 pct renewable by 2030. (Source: Green Mountain Power, PR, Vermont Digger, 17 May, 2019) Contact: Green Mountain Power, Josh Castonguay, VP, (802) 770-3392, josh.castonguay@greenmountainpower.com, www.greenmountainpower.com

More Low-Carbon Energy News Green Mountain Power,  Energy Efficiency,  


GMP Aims for 100 pct Renewables, 100 MW Energy Storage (Ind Report)
Green Mountain Power
Date: 2019-04-17
Green Mountain Power (GMP), Vermont's largest utility, reports it aims to reach 100 pct carbon-free resources by 2025 and 100 pct renewables by 2030. The utility also plans to add 50 MW to 100 MW of energy storage capacity over the next decade.

As previously reported, GMP, which serves 264,000 customers, currently rolling out a Tesla residential energy storage program and has two more solar-plus-storage projects pending regulatory approval. (Source: Green Mountain Power, April, 2019)Contact: Green Mountain Power, Jeff Monder, jeff.monder@greenmountainpower.com, Josh Castonguay, VP Innovation, (802) 770-3392, josh.castonguay@greenmountainpower.com, www.greenmountainpower.com

More Low-Carbon Energy News Green Mountain Power,  Renewable Energy,  Energy Storage,  


GMP Powerwall Program Saves Cool $500K During Heat Wave (Ind. Report)
Green Mountain Power
Date: 2018-07-23
Vermont utility Green Mountain Power is reporting it drew electricity out of about 500 Tesla Powerwall batteries installed in the home of about 400 customers and fed it into the grid during a heat wave earlier this month. This meant GMP purchased less electricity from power plants when the wholesale price of power in New England, which changes every five minutes depending on demand and supply, was particularly high.

This had a double price benefit. It saves on the momentary energy charge, but more importantly it can reduce the utility's payment to the bulk transmission system in New England. That charge is based on usage during the hour of the year when the most electricity was being used. GMP will cut its annual grid costs, explaining a large portion of the nearly $500,000 it says it saved. If a higher peak hour happens later in the year, that number can change.

Under the GMP Powerwall program, a customer can buy one of the Powerwall 2.0 batteries for $1,500, less than a fifth of the usual cost, if they let GMP draw electricity from the battery at times. A single Powerwall 2.0 provides 13 kWh of power, which can run an efficient house for a day. (Source: Green Mountain Power, Concord Monitor, 21 July, 2018) Contact: Green Mountain Power, Josh Castonguay, VP Innovation, (802) 770-3392, josh.castonguay@greenmountainpower.com, www.greenmountainpower.com

More Low-Carbon Energy News Green Mountain Power,  Tesla Powerwall,  Energy Storage,  


GMP Touts Home Battery Energy Storage Program (Ind. Report)
Green Mountain Power
Date: 2018-03-23
Vermont utility Green Mountain Power (GMP) is reporting the launch of a new program to reduce customer power costs during high energy use times.

Under the program, GMP will share access with customers' home or business battery storage systems through the internet rather than purchasing surplus power. In return, GMP will issue credits to customers based on the amount of energy transferred from the customer's battery to the grid. The monthly credit starts at $14.50.

The agreement between GMP and the customer will yield a monthly bill credit based on assumed value for each kW of storage capacity contractually available to GMP for a minimum duration of 3 hours at the full capacity rating. The minimum offer amount must be 2kW or greater with the maximum aggregate offer being 10kW for an individual meter.

Download program details HERE. (Source: Green Mountain Power, Vermont Business, 22 Mar., 2018) Contact: Green Mountain Power, Mary Powell, CEO, Jeff Monder, (802) 770-3392, jeff.monder@greenmountainpower.com, www.greenmountainpower.com

More Low-Carbon Energy News Battery,  Energy Storage,  Green Mountain Power,  


Vermont Utility Doubles CO2 Reduction Goal (Ind. Report)
Green Mountain Power
Date: 2018-01-29
In Vermont, Green Mountain Power (GMP) reports it has set an ambitious goal for carbon reduction in 2018 and beyond. The utility aims to partner with customers to drive down costs and eliminate more than 8,000 metric tpy of carbon emissions by using clean energy for the next two decades. The emphasis on renewabl energy is expected to eliminate more than 160,000 metric tons of carbon emissions and combined with past reductions is the equivalent of removing nearly 3,000 cars from our roads each year for the next 20 years.

Green Mountain Power (GMP) serves approximately 265,000 residential and business customers in Vermont. ( Source: Green Mountain Power , 29 Jan., 2018) Contact: Green Mountain Power , Mary Powell, CEO, Jeff Monder, (802) 770-3392, jeff.monder@greenmountainpower.com, www.greenmountainpower.com (link sends e-mail)

More Low-Carbon Energy News Carbon Emissions news,  GHGs news,  Climate Change news,  Green Mountain Power news,  


Green Mountain Power Increases Renewables to Lower Emissions (Ind. Report)
GReen Mountain Power
Date: 2018-01-29
In Vermont, Green Mountain Power (GMP) reports it has set an ambitious goal for carbon reduction in 2018 and beyond. The utility aims to partner with customers to drive down costs and eliminate more than 8,000 metric tpy of carbon emissions by using clean energy for the next two decades. The emphasis on renewabl energy is expected to eliminate more than 160,000 metric tons of carbon emissions and combined with past reductions is the equivalent of removing nearly 3,000 cars from our roads each year for the next 20 years.

Green Mountain Power (GMP) serves approximately 265,000 residential and business customers in Vermont. ( Source: Green Mountain Power , 29 Jan., 2018) Contact: Green Mountain Power , Mary Powell, CEO, Jeff Monder, (802) 770-3392, jeff.monder@greenmountainpower.com, www.greenmountainpower.com

More Low-Carbon Energy News Green Mountain Power news,  Renewable Energy news,  Carbon Emissions news,  


Avangrid's Deerfield Vermont Wind Farm Now Online (Ind. Report)
Avangrid RenewablesSiemens Gamesa
Date: 2018-01-08
Avangrid Renewables reports commercial operations have begun at the 30MW Deerfield wind farm near the towns of Readsboro and Searsburg, Vermont. The project incoporates 15 Siemens Gamesa turbines. Avangrid will own and operate the wind farm and sell the wind farm's power output to Green Mountain Power under a 25-year PPA.

Readsboro and Searsburg are expected to receive receive direct annual payments totaling $6.8 million over the life of the project, and the wind farm will generate an estimated $6m in tax payments to the state to support education funding. (Source: Avangrid Renewables renews, 2 Jan., 2018) Contact: Avangrid Renewables, Dave Carroll, VP Projects, (503) 796-7000, www.avangrid.com; Siemens Gamesa, www.siemensgamesa.com/en

More Low-Carbon Energy News Avangrid Renewables,  Wind,  Siemens Gamesa,  ,  


GMP Offers Energy Saving eSMartwater Program (Ind. Report)
Green Mountain Power,Aquanta
Date: 2017-06-19
Vermont utility Green Mountain Power (GMP) reports the launch of its eSmartwater program. The program includes electric water heater controls from Washington, DC, startup Aquanta, combined with a free Nest thermostat, for a fee of 99 cents per month.

GMP has been testing Aquanta's technology for several months, with the goal of using its real-time networks and predictive analytics to turn existing home water heaters into an energy-saving and grid-responsive energy storage device.

GMP estimates that about 50,000 electric resistive water heaters are in use by its customers. Each uses about 4 kilowatts of energy and a natural target for demand response programs that pay customers for the right to shut off their water heaters in emergencies.

Aquanta's $150 device installs on existing water heaters, measures both electricity and temperature, and connects via Wi-Fi to its cloud-based software platform to allow direct control via the homeowner's smartphone. It also gives the utility access to these water heater sensor-control devices in aggregate, not just as an emergency demand response resource, but as part of controlling its larger grid needs. (Source: Green Mountain Power, Aquanta, GFTM, 15 June, 2017) Contact: Green Mountain Power, Josh Castonguay, Dir. Generation and Renewable Innovation, (888) 835-4672, www.greenmountainpower.com; Aquanta, Matt Carlson, CEO, https://aquanta.io

More Low-Carbon Energy News Green Mountain Power,  Aquanta,  


Tesla, GMP Tout Vermont Home Energy Storage Program (Ind. Report)
Tesla,Green Mountain Power
Date: 2017-05-19
In a blog post, Tesla reports it has teamed up with Vermont utility Green Mountain Power (GMP) to launch what they claim is a "first-of-its-kind" energy storage aggregation program using Tesla's lithium-ion battery solutions.

GMP will deploy Tesla's residential Powerwall and utility-scale Powerpack storage solutions bundled into a "single resource of shared energy." GMP will deploy up to 2,000 Powerwall batteries to homeowners within its service territory enabling more renewable energy and increase grid efficiency, according to Tesla. Customers will be charged a $1,500 one-time fee or $15 per month for a 10 month term. (Source: Tesla, GMP. Blog, Solar Industry, 16 May, 2017) Contact: Tesla, www.teslamotors.com, http://ir.tesla.com/corporate-governance.cfm; Green Mountain Power, Mary Powell, Pres., CEO, (888) 835-4672, www.greenmountainpower.com

More Low-Carbon Energy News Powerwall,  Tesla,  Green Mountain Power,  ENergy Storage,  

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