A Little Background
It all started in central Vermont back in 1997. Our founders were a tight-knit family of flannel-wearing, sandal-footed, long-haired, tree-huggers. But they were more progressive than throwback – blazing a trail of renewable energy converts from California to Pennsylvania, on the leading edge of a new industry.
We’ve grown up since then. Instead of afternoon beer & BBQ behind the office on Magic Wednesdays, we now share our “backyard” with hundreds of thousands of customers.
But some things haven’t changed. We are still passionate, driven idealists on the front line of energy’s future, and every day we’re joined by more dreamers who believe they can make a difference in the world by starting with one small, simple step – choosing renewable energy.
Sun Club is established as a 501(c)(3) non profit organizationApril 2015
Green Mountain Energy Sun Club is established as a 501(c)(3) non profit organization, starting a new Sun Club program with an expanded sustainability mission.
Green in the NortheastApril 2015
We begin serving 100% wind energy to households in Massachusetts and New Jersey.
$3M of Solar to Non-ProfitsDecember 2014
The Sun Club installs its 75th solar facility at Texas Theatre in Dallas, Texas, marking over $3 million of solar energy donated to non-profits
J.D. Power Award for TexasAugust 2014
We are awarded “Highest in Customer Satisfaction for Residential Retail Electric Providers in Texas” from J.D. Power
Sustainable Specialty StoreJuly 2014
Green Mountain launches an online store to begin selling sustainable products to consumers nationwide
LEED® Platinum Commercial HQOctober 2013
Green Mountain’s headquarters in Austin, Texas, becomes certified as a LEED® Platinum Commercial Interior space, the first of its kind in the city
Sun Club MilestonesJuly 2013
The Sun Club installs its 50th solar facility at Armand Bayou Nature Center in Houston, Texas, marking over 575 kilowatts of solar energy capacity installed through the program
Renewables in the NortheastJune 2013
We expand our offerings statewide in New York and Pennsylvania, as well as launching in Illinois and Maryland
Austin Green Business LeaderApril 2013
City of Austin Office of Sustainability awards Green Mountain platinum certification as an Austin Green Business Leader
Dell Industry Leadership AwardDecember 2012
Keep Austin Beautiful honors us with its Dell Industry Leadership Award for the positive environmental impact we and our customers have by promoting renewable energy
Happy 15th!August 2012
We celebrate 15 years as a green power pioneer
Taking The National StageJune 2012
The Big Texas Sun Club goes national as the Green Mountain Energy Sun Club® with a donation to GrowNYC Union Square Greenmarket in New York, at the same time we re-enter Pennsylvania to serve homes and businesses in the PECO and PPL service territories
Greater Austin Business AwardAugust 2011
The Austin Chamber of Commerce recognizes our environmental efforts with the Greater Austin Business Award for a Large Business in the Environment category
Powering the Empire State BuildingJanuary 2011
The Empire State Building becomes a Green Mountain customer and New York City’s largest commercial purchaser of 100% renewable energy at the time
On To The Big (Green) AppleAugust 2009
Green Mountain launches residential and commercial service in New York City as the area’s first retail supplier dedicated to cleaner energy
J.D. Power & Associates AwardAugust 2008
J.D. Power & Associates names Green Mountain the “Highest in Residential Customer Satisfaction” among retail electric service providers in Texas
LEED® SilverMay 2006
Our company headquarters is certified as the 2nd LEED® Commercial Interiors Silver space in Texas
Businesses Get GreenOctober 2004
We begin selling cleaner energy to business customers
Sunshine for Non-ProfitsMay 2002
Our customer-funded Big Texas Sun Club® program launches to donate solar energy to non-profits with a dedication to the Winston School. At the time, the 58 kW array to the Winston School is the largest solar facility in Dallas, Texas.
Power in PortlandJanuary 2002
We begin to market and supply green power to Portland General Electric (PGE) customers in Oregon, the beginning of a partnership spanning more than 10 years that has helped make PGE the #1 residential green power program in the U.S.
Keeping Austin WeirdJuly 2000
Green Mountain relocates its headquarters to Austin, Texas to be closer to our customers in a state newly open to retail electric competition
Super Earth’s First StepsFebruary 1999
Super Earth, the company’s mascot and regular representative at sales and Sun Club events, is created and makes his first appearance in California
Headed to PhillyJanuary 1999
We expand to Pennsylvania
Happy BeginningsAugust 1997
Green Mountain Energy Resources, L.L.C. begins operations in Vermont and begins serving customers in California
1 Source: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency