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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.

Key Happenings

Sun Club is established as a 501(c)(3) non profit organization

April 2015
Sun Club is established as a 501(c)(3) non profit organization

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 Northeast

April 2015
Green in the Northeast

We begin serving 100% wind energy to households in Massachusetts and New Jersey.

$3M of Solar to Non-Profits

December 2014
$3M of Solar to Non-Profits

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 Texas

August 2014
J.D. Power Award for Texas

We are awarded “Highest in Customer Satisfaction for Residential Retail Electric Providers in Texas” from J.D. Power

Sustainable Specialty Store

July 2014
Sustainable Specialty Store

Green Mountain launches an online store to begin selling sustainable products to consumers nationwide

LEED® Platinum Commercial HQ

October 2013
LEED® Platinum Commercial HQ

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 Milestones

July 2013
Sun Club Milestones

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 Northeast

June 2013
Renewables in the Northeast

We expand our offerings statewide in New York and Pennsylvania, as well as launching in Illinois and Maryland

Austin Green Business Leader

April 2013
Austin Green Business Leader

City of Austin Office of Sustainability awards Green Mountain platinum certification as an Austin Green Business Leader

Dell Industry Leadership Award

December 2012
Dell Industry Leadership Award

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
Happy 15th!

We celebrate 15 years as a green power pioneer

Taking The National Stage

June 2012
Taking The National Stage

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 Award

August 2011
Greater Austin Business Award

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 Building

January 2011
Powering the Empire State Building

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) Apple

August 2009
On To The Big (Green) Apple

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 Award

August 2008
J.D. Power & Associates Award

J.D. Power & Associates names Green Mountain the “Highest in Residential Customer Satisfaction” among retail electric service providers in Texas

LEED® Silver

May 2006
LEED® Silver

Our company headquarters is certified as the 2nd LEED® Commercial Interiors Silver space in Texas

Businesses Get Green

October 2004
Businesses Get Green

We begin selling cleaner energy to business customers

Sunshine for Non-Profits

May 2002
Sunshine for Non-Profits

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 Portland

January 2002
Power in Portland

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 Weird

July 2000
Keeping Austin Weird

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 Steps

February 1999
Super Earth’s First Steps

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 Philly

January 1999
Headed to Philly

We expand to Pennsylvania

Happy Beginnings

August 1997
Happy Beginnings

Green Mountain Energy Resources, L.L.C. begins operations in Vermont and begins serving customers in California

1 Source: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency