A hydroelectric generating station is a plant that uses water as the driving force to produce energy. Water enters the generating station and travels through a pipe that quickly drives it to the turbine. The turbine's role is to use the water's energy to turn the generator, which converts the mechanical energy to electrical energy. The water is sent back to the river by way of a tailrace.
Power generation and distribution in Vermont
Green Mountain Power (GMP), an Énergir subsidiary, generates and distributes electricity in Vermont, serving more than 260,000 customers, or about 70% of the market. GMP buys and produces its electricity using various sources. It has 32 hydro stations for producing hydroelectricity.
We believe diversity is key to the future of energy. This is why Énergir is involved in developing renewable, liquefied and compressed natural gas, solar and wind power and hydroelectricity.
Énergir is the largest gas distributor in Quebec and Vermont.
Renewable natural gas
Renewable natural gas produced from organic matter.
Liquefied natural gas
LNG is natural gas that changes from a gaseous to a liquid state.
Compressed natural gas
CNG is compressed natural gas that can be used as fuel.
Investments in several wind farms in Quebec and Vermont.
Solar farm, energy efficiency programs and other innovative projects.
Hydroelectricity generation through our US subsidiary.
Producing electricity takes an unexpected form in Vermont.