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Jump Start Charging for Your Utility

Leverage the experience of EVgo to quickly bring reliable electric vehicle charging to your customers. Implementing a network of charging stations in your service area shows your commitment to sustainability and improving the lives of your customers with clean energy.

EVgo can help you reduce the time it takes to get a charging network up and running. We can also show you how to reduce build-out costs and make your network produce revenue faster. EVgo operates the largest network of public DC fast charging stations in the U.S to-date and is ready to use this experience to help you build your own networks.

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“For us, it was a no-brainer. NRG had a lot of expertise, and had a really developed business model. We could continue to reinvent the wheel, but the collaboration made a lot more sense.”

- GMP CEO Mary Powell

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Green Mountain Power (GMP) serves approximately 265,000 residential and business customers in Vermont. GMP aspires to be the best small company in America by empowering customers to save money and move to clean energy sources. GMP recognizes that the role of electric utilities is changing, and is focused on a new way of doing business to meet the needs of customers with integrated services, while continuing to generate clean, cost-effective and reliable power in Vermont. GMP is the first utility in the world to become a Certified B Corporation; meeting rigorous standards of social and environmental performance, accountability, and transparency. As the largest utility in Vermont, GMP aims to establish Rutland, Vermont, as the Energy City of the Future and position Vermont as a leader in the movement towards cost-effective sustainable energy solutions. In 2014, Vote Solar named GMP a Solar Champion.

Given Green Mountain Power’s commitment to be “customer obsessed,” increasing its customers’ ability to drive electric vehicles is an important goal. GMP knows that increasing the number and reliability of charging stations in the state reduces “range anxiety,” which is one of the leading barriers to increased EV purchases. These shared beliefs between GMP and EVgo have led to a partnership that positions Vermont as the first state with a comprehensive charging network that includes DC fast chargers and level 2 chargers. GMP was excited to announce its first EVgo fast charger in downtown Rutland. The Rutland City Mayor was the first Vermonter to charge his SMART car and begin the rEVolution in Vermont that has led to more EVs on the road. To date, GMP has installed six DC fast chargers and anticipates installing five more before the end of the year.

GMP looks for partners who are fast and effective and EVgo is that partner. EVgo operates the largest public DC fast charging network in America. Through their partnership with GMP, EVgo has provided the expertise and equipment to assist GMP in creating a personalized charging network that is co-branded GMP and EVgo. GMP purchases chargers from EVgo and EVgo provides GMP with installation best practices and assistance as well as maintenance. EVgo provides 24/7 customer service and marketing program management. EVgo was able to bring its partnership with Unilever to the table to get a GMP-EVgo Freedom Station installed at Vermont’s largest tourist attraction: The Ben and Jerry’s ice cream factory.

EVgo worked with GMP to outline the qualities in a great charging location. This allowed GMP to target several sites throughout the State of Vermont. GMP wanted to use the chargers as an economic development opportunity for local businesses, so placement was very strategic. Chargers and installation training was provided by EVgo, while GMP was responsible for installation. EVgo was able to create a custom brand for GMP, where GMP is prominently featured on all charging stations and collateral. EVgo provides all remote maintenance, necessary for normal wear and tear, while GMP provides on the ground maintenance through one of their contractors. EVgo will soon be able to offer a driver app and an account portal for GMP customers.

Through this collaboration, GMP customers have access to a 24/7 call center provided by EVgo, and roadside assistance with EVgo’s partner Uber. EVgo customers have the convenience of selecting a low-cost monthly plan from EVgo or paying “at the pump.”  The chargers are fast, charging an DCFC enabled car 80% in just 20 minutes. The future is bright for Vermont thanks to the partnership between GMP and EVgo. Not only will more Vermonters be empowered to choose electric vehicles, but EV tourists from Canada and the surrounding northeast states will be encouraged to visit Vermont, as it is the only New England state fully traversable by EVs.

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