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Shumlin Says He Prefers Gaz Metro Bid For CVPS
Tuesday, 06/28/11
By Bob Kinzel
Two Canadian utilities are engaged in a bidding war to purchase the state's largest utility, the Central Vermont Public Service Corporation. And Governor Peter Shumlin clearly favors one of the bids. Experts: Canadian Firms May Want Control Over Grid Comment: What is the better deal?
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ANR Extends Deadline For Wind Project Land Deals
Tuesday, 06/28/11
By John Dillon
The state Agency of Natural Resources has sided with the developers of a Northeast Kingdom wind project in their request for more time to protect wildlife areas.
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GMP Parent Company Makes Offer To Buy CVPS
Thursday, 06/23/11
By Nina Keck
The parent company of Green Mountain Power, Vermont's second largest utility, has made an offer to purchase Central Vermont Public Service.
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Vt. Utility Signs Deal With N.H. Nuclear Plant
Tuesday, 05/24/11
By Ross Sneyd
Vermont's second largest utility says it will buy 20 percent of its power needs from a nuclear power plant in New Hampshire. The new contract will replace one that's about to expire with Vermont Yankee.
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Public Service Board Approves Hydro Quebec Power Deal
Tuesday, 04/19/11
Governor Shumlin and Vermont's two largest utilities are cheering the Public Service Board's approval of a 26-year electricity contract with Hydro Quebec.
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Proposed Lowell Wind Project Sparks Debate
Friday, 02/18/11
By Bob Kinzel
Former Fish and Wildlife Commissioner Steve Wright and Robert Dostis of Green Mountain Power offer differing points of view on the need for the industrial wind project in Lowell.
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A Closer Look At The Lowell Wind Project
Friday, 02/18/11
By Bob Kinzel
We hear both sides of the debate on the Lowell wind project, which, if approved, would become the state's largest. Plus, we listen back to the voices in the news this week.
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State, GMP Reach Deal For Protecting Bear Habitat In Lowell
Friday, 02/11/11
By John Dillon
The state of Vermont and Green Mountain Power have struck a deal that removes a major obstacle to the utility's Lowell Mountain wind project. The agreement calls for protecting wildlife habitat that would be affected by the roads and development on the ridgeline.
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Lowell Mountain Would Become State's Largest Wind Energy Development
Thursday, 02/03/11
By John Dillon
The Public Service Board has opened hearings on Green Mountain Power's plans to harness the wind that blows over a mountain ridge in the Northeast Kingdom.
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Lowell Wind Power Project Moves Forward
Friday, 05/21/10
By Ross Sneyd
Green Mountain Power has filed for permission to build a new wind power project in the Northeast Kingdom. The wind farm in Lowell would generate enough electricity to power 20,000 homes and would be the largest generator owned by GMP.
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GMP, CVPS To Buy Power From N.H. Wind Project
Wednesday, 05/19/10
By John Dillon
Vermont's two largest electric utilities have won approval to buy power from a large wind project in northern New Hampshire.
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GMP Touts Growth In Customers' Renewable Power
Wednesday, 04/07/10
Vermont's second-largest power company says generation of renewable energy by its customers is on the rise.
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What The Hydro-Quebec Deal Means
Tuesday, 03/23/10
By Steve Zind
VPR's Steve Zind talks with Green Mountain Power's President and CEO Mary Powell and regulatory expert Dick Saudek about the new 26-year power deal between Vermont's two largest utilities and Hydro-Quebec
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Vermont's Relationship With Hydro-Quebec
Tuesday, 03/23/10
By Steve Zind
The CEO of Green Mountain Power and a regulatory expert explain the role Hydro-Quebec has played in Vermont's energy portfolio, and what the new 26-year deal for hydropower means for the state's energy future. And Lebanon, NH, considers changes to its zoning ordinances.
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GMP Says Lowell Wind Project Will Move Forward
Wednesday, 03/03/10
By Mitch Wertlieb
Yesterday voters in Lowell approved a measure to support the development of the Kingdom Community Wind Project. And it was a wide margin 342 to 114.
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VT wind project could aid small town
Wednesday, 09/30/09
Green Mountain Power Corp. could end up paying most of the municipal taxes in northern Vermont town of Lowell, if it's allowed to build a proposed wind power project.
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Green Mountain Power seeking data for Lowell plan
Tuesday, 08/11/09
Green Mountain Power is asking the Vermont Public Service Board for permission to measure wind in the Lowell Mountain range.
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Green Mountain Power seeks rate increase
Monday, 08/03/09
Vermont's second largest electric utility is asking the Public Service Board for permission to raise rates 4.8 percent on October first.
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Richmond to host largest school solar project
Friday, 04/17/09
The Camels Hump Middle School in Richmond will soon have the distinction of hosting the largest solar energy project at a Vermont public school.
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GMP’s renewable power premiums to decrease
Monday, 04/13/09
Supporting renewable energy projects in Vermont will be a little bit cheaper. Green Mountain Power won permission from stte regulators to lower the premium for its "GreenerGMP program by one cent per kilowatt hour.
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GMP builds solar project in Westminster
Thursday, 01/22/09
By Ross Sneyd
Green Mountain Power has built the second largest solar project in the state. The sun now powers its regional office and garage in Westminster.    
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Vt. power companies explore possible wind farm
Monday, 01/12/09
Green Mountain Power and Vermont Electric Cooperative are exploring the potential of building a wind power facility on Lowell Mountain in the Northeast Kingdom.
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Power crews making progress, but some still without lights
Monday, 12/15/08
Vermont electric utilities say they're making progress in restoring power to customers in the southern part of the state of lost power in ice storm, but more than 6,100 customers are still without power.
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GMP asks for 1.58 percent rate increase
Monday, 11/03/08
Green Mountain Power is asking Vermont utility regulators for permission to increase electric rates by 1.58 percent.
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GMP takes steps to help low-income customers
Tuesday, 10/14/08
Vermont's second-largest power company says it will help limited-income customers by increasing a discount and by increasing contributions to a program that helps them pay for heating fuel.
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