Green Mountain Power announced that it will place its Energy Innovation Center in the former Eastman building on Merchants Row.
That’s the news from a press conference just held in downtown Rutland.
In a release, GMP said:
Downtown Rutland’s largest empty and arguably most blighted property will become the home of Green Mountain Power’s new Energy Innovation Center, a place where the company can work with other energy providers and customers to develop new customer programs and choices and learn from a collaborative approach to solving today’s energy challenges.
“I am so pleased that we have secured the former Eastman’s property, which was once a cornerstone of downtown but in recent years has weighed heavily on it,” GMP President and CEO Mary Powell said. “We will create a place where customers can learn about energy, generation and the environmental impact of energy decisions, cutting-edge technologies and new customer programs. The EIC will help our customers envision a new world of energy choices. “
We’ll have a full story on this in the paper and online.