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Utility Dive Awards 2019 – Executive of the Year: Mary Powell, Green Mountain Power

By Julia Gheorghiu, Utility Dive

Green Mountain Power (GMP) prides itself on encouraging programs to accelerate clean energy adoption outside of traditional utility rate mechanisms. This outlook is based on an internal cultural change, the seeds of which were planted when Mary Powell transitioned to the CEO position 12 years ago. GMP “set a really big, hairy, audacious goal,” to transform the energy portfolio of Vermonters to a reliable, low-carbon, low-cost one, she said.

The Vermont-based investor-owned utility has since revolutionized its approach to expanding distributed energy resource access, ensuring that residential battery systems are being aggregated into grid resources while also saving customers money. “That first vision just naturally then grew into building out a community home and business-based energy system,” she told Utility Dive. Continue reading here.

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