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Vermont Moves Toward Green Energy With Help From Utility Company

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Imagine if the role of a utility company wasn’t to make money by charging you for energy, but instead to partner with you on power production. That’s the goal of Green Mountain Power, a local utility company in Vermont making homes, neighborhoods and towns sources of their own energy through a program turning large-scale transmission lines into small-scale power systems. Consider it a glimpse of how power grids will work in the very near future.

A fresh take on how utilities ought to work. 

Green Mountain Power (GMP) in 2014 became the first energy utility company to register as a B Corp, has made headlines in the last several years for doing the unthinkable: actually helping its customers cut down on energy costs. That included the company’s eHome program that offered “energy makeovers” to clients in order to reduce utility bills and conserve resources.