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Vermont officials say a new battery system to provide backup power has been installed in the Statehouse in Montpelier.  It’s thought to be the first such system in a state capitol in the country.

A Vermont utility company wants to invest $15.5 million to upgrade transmission lines and build a new substation to help reduce the strain on the power grid.

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The top official at Vermont's largest electric utility is leaving her position at the end of the year. Green Mountain Power President and CEO Mary Powell has led the utility, which has about 265,000 residential and business customers, for the past 12 years.

Vermont regulators want the state's largest utility to describe to its customers all of the changes they may see on their bills in the fall.

Vermont's largest electric utility is upping the ante on its commitment to getting its power from renewable sources.

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With sky-high temperatures in the forecast Vermont's largest electric utility is warning people about the dangers of swimming near hydroelectric facilities.

Vermont utility regulators are investigating why warning lights atop wind turbines on Lowell Mountain have not yet been replaced with beacons that only activate when planes are nearby.

One-third of Vermonters woke up today without electricity, according to Vermont’s largest utility. It may be the end of the week before power is restored to the 45,000 homes and businesses across the state that have lost power.

The state of Vermont wants Green Mountain Power to reduce the size of its requested rate increase.

Vermont's largest electric utility wants to increase rates by nearly 5 percent.

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Green Mountain Power and GlobalFoundries have partnered on a new solar project that will help power the technology company and provide data to the Sandia National Laboratory.

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Environmental questions have led to a delay in state approval for a state-of-the-art manure processor and power generator proposed for St. Albans by Green Mountain Power.

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The Federal Aviation Administration has approved a new system of warning lights for wind turbines in Lowell, Vermont.

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Green Mountain Power in Vermont says it is the first utility in the country to start installing the Tesla Powerwall home battery, enabling customers to store power for use during outages.

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Vermont Governor Peter Shumlin says it could be the weekend before all electric customers have their power back following a two-day storm that dumped heavy, wet snow across the state.

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Utility workers from Western Massachusetts are heading to Vermont to help crews there restore power to more than 22,000 customers after a Nor’easter blanketed the area with heavy, wet snow.

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Vermont's largest electric utility has been formally recognized as one  of the world's socially conscious companies by winning certification as a B Corporation, meaning it has met a high standard of overall social and environmental performance.

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The Vermont Public Service Board has ordered Green Mountain Power to pay to continuously monitor turbine noise at the Lowell wind project as part of a penalty for noise violations last year.

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Visitors to Burlington’s Waterfront Park will soon have a view unobstructed by power lines and utility poles that are being removed after 56 years.

Four Vermonters are asking the Federal Trade Commission to determine whether the state’s largest electric utility is making deceptive claims about the renewable energy it produces and the credits it receives for that production.

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The Federal Trade Commission is being asked to determine if Vermont's largest electric utility is making deceptive claims about the renewable energy it produces.

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Green Mountain Power says several of its customers have received phone calls from people saying they are associated with the utility and threatening immediate disconnection of service if the customer doesn't pay past due accounts.

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The head of Vermont's largest electric utility says her company is small enough to be able to implement new ways of saving energy and money quickly and efficiently.

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A Vermont couple will sell their farm to the state's largest electric utility for $1.3 million in order to settle a lawsuit over the ownership of land along the boundary of Green Mountain Power's 21-turbine industrial wind project.

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A Vermont couple is selling their Lowell farm to the state's largest electric utility for $1.3 million in order to settle a lawsuit over the ownership of land that is part of Green Mountain Power's 21-turbine industrial wind project.


Power companies across northern New England have struggled to restore power to rural locations since last weekend’s ice storm. Nearly a week after an ice storm coated parts of northern Vermont, some remain without power, and some areas that have been restored are experiencing spot outages.

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Crossett Brook Middle School in Duxbury now has Vermont's largest school solar array.

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Opponents of the Lowell Mountain Wind project took their case to the Vermont Supreme Court on Thursday, where lawyers argued whether the state improperly permitted the project’s stormwater permits.

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The University of Vermont and Green Mountain Power, Vermont’s largest power company, signed an agreement Tuesday to jointly develop renewable and energy efficiency programs and business.

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The lawyer for six people convicted of protesting construction of Green Mountain Power's Kingdom Community Wind project in Lowell says she's disappointed the Vermont Supreme Court upheld the convictions.