Green Mountain Power looking for companies interested in receiving solar credits

Published on June 26, 2020 by Dave Kovaleski

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Green Mountain Power (GMP) has opened the enrollment for a new pilot program that allows solar net metering customers to share their credits with other customers.

Through GMP’s Share With Vermont Green, the shared energy credits will go to small businesses and nonprofits in Vermont recovering after the COVID-19 shutdown.

How it works is, solar net metering customers can download an app to set the maximum amount of energy credit they would like to share daily, and small businesses and nonprofits can sign up online to receive those credits on their monthly energy statements.

“This is a great new way for neighbors to help neighbors – which we have seen Vermonters do in so many different ways since COVID-19 hit the state,” Josh Castonguay, vice president of innovation and engineering at GMP, said. “This app lets you share new credits you generate to help the local economy, and you can adjust the amount you share – or stop sharing – at any time. By using an app, customers can turn it on or off – or just set it and forget it, knowing their generosity will make a difference for other customers!”

The amount a business receives as a credit on their energy statement each month will vary depending on several factors — how many solar net metering customers sign up to participate, how much energy they generate and share, and how many businesses enroll. Those who would like to share credits can fill out a form on GMP.s web site. Businesses and nonprofits interested in enrolling to receive credits should email

GMP serves approximately 266,000 residential and business customers in Vermont.