Electricity at GMC

How Cow Power Works
kWh Usage From The Past 7 Days

  • The CVPS Cow Power program converts methane gas from manure on Vermont dairy farms into electricity and Green Mountain College became one of the first Cow Power customers in 2006 paying a 4 cent premium per kilowatt-hour. Green Mountain College is committed to buying clean, local, renewable energy wherever feasible and the Cow Power program was a perfect match.

  • The initiative helps the college do its part to address global warming by reducing its carbon emissions by 3500 metric tons, or the equivalent of removing 758 passenger cars from use for a year.

  • Since 2007 the College has purchased 50% of its main campus electric usage from Cow Power and 100% on all its other accounts including the president's house, the College farm, the College inn and an off-campus residence hall in Killington, Vt.