Green Mountain Power

The exterior of the Green Monutain Power building
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State utility regulators have asked Green Mountain Power to tell its customers about the full impact of all the rate increases that could hit this fall.

The Vermont Gas pipeline to Addison County under construction
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Several customers of Green Mountain Power say the public needs to know more about why a Canadian pipeline company wants to buy a larger stake in GMP and Vermont Gas Systems.

The state Public Utility Commission is now reviewing the ownership change.

The control room at Green Mountain Power. The Public Utility Commission says GMP can raise rates by 5.43 percent next September.
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State regulators have approved a three year incentive regulation plan for Green Mountain Power that caps the company’s spending and gives it more flexibility to invest in new products and services.

Solar panels installed in Rutland, Vermont, facing the sky
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Vermont’s largest utility, Green Mountain Power, announced last week that it has set the goal of getting all of its power from renewable energy sources by 2030. The plan also called for the company to shift to 100% carbon-free energy by 2025.

The exterior of the Green Monutain Power building
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Green Mountain Power wants a little more freedom from regulation in exchange for assuming a little more risk to its own bottom line over the next three years.

The spent nuclear fuel at Vermont Yankee is being moved from the cooling pools, shown in this photo, into dry cask storage.
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When you think about renewable energy, does a nuclear power plant come to mind? Probably not. But in a roundabout way,  Vermont utilities are using nuclear energy to meet the state’s renewable energy standards.

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The push for renewable energy has been strong in Vermont. So strong that the grid in northeast Vermont sometimes gets so overloaded that renewable energy projects are ordered offline.

The control room at Green Mountain Power. The Public Utility Commission says GMP can raise rates by 5.43 percent next September.
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Green Mountain Power customers will pay slightly less for their electricity next year before rates rise 5.43 percent in September, according to a ruling from state utility regulators.

The exterior of the Green Monutain Power building
Emily Alfin Johnson / VPR File

A former state official who allegedly raised questions at the Department of Public Service over its handling of a Green Mountain Power rate case says he will tell utility regulators what he knows.

The control room at Green Mountain Power. The Public Utility Commission says GMP can raise rates by 5.43 percent next September.
Toby Talbot / AP

State utility regulators have taken the unusual step of making public an anonymous letter that alleges close ties between the agency that advocates for ratepayers and Green Mountain Power, the state’s largest electric utility.

Martin Schreiner and Lucas Hough stand on the front porch of their new home in Rutland.
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A couple from New York City are the winners of Green Mountain Power’s "Innovation Home" giveaway contest in Rutland. 

Utilities like Burlington Electric are asking customers to turn off unnecessary lights and limit energy use during the hottest part of the day to conserve energy during this week's heat wave.
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In addition to creating personal discomfort, this week's heat wave is having an effect on how local utility companies opperate.

A close up of blue numeral buttons on a phone.
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Vermont businesses are being warned of another round of phone scams by callers claiming to be from utility companies. The scammers tell you that you haven't paid your bill and give you a 1-800 number to straighten things out.

Dozens watched as crews began tearing down a dilapitated house in Rutland Monday. Green Mountain Power is teaming up with officials in Rutland and many local businesses to build a brand new energy efficient home that will be given away in a new contest.
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In Rutland, demolition crews began tearing down a dilapidated three-story dwelling which will soon be replaced with a brand-new 1,500-square foot, energy-efficient New England-style farmhouse.

And if all goes according to plan, it’ll be given away to a lucky winner in a nationwide contest.

Green Mountain Power has received a state permit to build a commercial Tesla battery storage system in Panton.

A lineman from Burlington Electric Department repairs downed wires on a transmission line in Williston Tuesday.
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Thousands of Vermont households and businesses are still without power days after Sunday night's fierce windstorm. Green Mountain Power and other electric co-ops say they're making progress restoring power, but caution frustrated customers that the wait for power to return could last into the weekend.

A tree downed on a powerline in Monkton, Vermont. Thousands of homes and buisnesses have been without power since wind storms hit the region on Sunday.
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More than 150,000 Vermonters were without electricity Monday after severe winds felled power lines across the state, and utility officials say it could be days before some homes and businesses have the power back on.

Green Mountain Power wants to build Vermont's second commercial renewable energy storage battery near its solar array in Panton.

The exterior of the Green Monutain Power building
Emily Alfin Johnson / VPR File

As regulators decide 2018 electric rates for Green Mountain Power customers, a disagreement between the state and GMP raises a $73 million question about regulation of Vermont's largest electric utility.

The board responsible for regulating utility prices in Vermont is ordering a review of the state’s utility regulation system in Vermont, including the controversial regulatory model used by Green Mountain Power and Vermont Gas Systems for much of the past decade.

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