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Green Mountain Energy Company was founded in 1997 with the mission to change the way power is made. As the longest serving renewable energy retailer in the country, Green Mountain is a green power pioneer.



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( 3.4 / 5 )
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Green Mountain Energy Customer Engagement

367   Reviews

33   Replies

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367 Reviews and 33 Replies for Green Mountain Energy


The worst ever
(1.4 / 5)

  I had been a customer for GME for over 4 years & we recently moved and was told they serviced our area and signed up for a new plan had the date set to switch over to our new house. New owner contacted me to advise my account was closed? Called GME (3rd time) and they then informed me that they dont service our new house-thankfully we could get same day service with the new provider. To add insult to injury they called 5 days later to see if I had received my final bill & would be able to pay for it? Deceived by 2 different representatives and they gave the new owner the run around-bad news for GME new owner is a local real estate agent for a large firm. Sure GME wont get any recommendations from her or her firm.

Dont Choose GME
September 12th, 2018

We are sorry to hear about your negative experience, as this is not the experience we want for any of our customers. Will you please send your account # to Feedback@GreenMountain.com so we may further investigate this issue? Thank you.

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min5
(4.6 / 5)

  Cost chart was an eye-opener as green mountain energy occupied spots 2,3,4 regarding electricity costs. My bill is about 30% cheaper - NOW, since switching to GME!!! I was motivated when TXU Energy was going to "change" electric rates GIVING ONLY ONE MONTHS Notice. Switching to GME Has proven to be a WISE Decision.

RonCast
July 23rd, 2018

Thank you for your great review! We are here if you need us.

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Disappointed with Green Mountain
(1.4 / 5)

  I have been with green mountain for a few years. When my plan expired, I received no notice. I just received a $425 + electric bill! I called customer service and the man told me my kilowatt price and he didnt seemed at all concerned to keep my business! I asked him flat out, do you want to keep my business. He was quiet didnt say yes. So I went to choose another provider. I went with TriEagle! I already have received notification from them that they will notify me before my plan changes! Wow! Im already impressed! Heres hoping for a good relationship with TriEagle!

Carol
July 22nd, 2018

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Shut off and shut out.
(1 / 5)

  Ive had gmp for years and despite being vigilant in the past with my energy consumption my bills are off the charts high. I have a small 1 bedroom apartment and my bill this winter was 350 a month!! I had a gf that paid the bill i oaid all other bills. She left me with a thousand dolllar bill in March. I paid 640 in 6 weeks and got 2 more high bills putting me almost back where i was in March. I got disconnected a week ago cause i coukdnt keep up with such a high bill. I was met with a tough crap response to fact i have a 15 month old and 4 year old living with me. I called around for non existent assistance and had a state run agency advocate for me explaining my situation and that id pay in 2 weeks and they wouldn't budge. All my food has gone bad. I live by candlelight and flashlights and its not fun. Im extremely dissapointed they are so uncooperative and insensitive. If there was another company i could go with i would. Ive always had issues with gmp. They could never explain why my bill is always so high for so many years.

Robert
May 27th, 2018

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Long-Time Customer
(5 / 5)

  I don't understand this rating, my experience with Green Mtn has been fantastic! I have used them for many year & have been very happy. I would highly recomend you give them a try because sometime review are just not correct. Thanks, Rickey Allen

Rickey Allen
May 17th, 2018

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Good service
(5 / 5)

  Good service

Joseph
May 3rd, 2018

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Green light for Green Mountain
(4.8 / 5)

  Ive never needed or contacted customer service. Billing is accurate, payment is automatic, if the price looks good to you then go for it!

Big D Bubba
April 30th, 2018

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Easy to sign up, but difficult to get them to honor specials
(2.2 / 5)

  I signed up with Green Mountain under a deal when they promised a $100 gift card. I never received my gift card. I then moved to an apartment where utilitied were included, so I did not have to order electricity service, and had a past due balance with Green Mountain. My intent was to use the gift card to take care of my past due balance, but I still never got it. After that lease was up, I moved back to another apartment where I had to get electric service and I went back to Green Mountain. They still tried to charge me for the past due balance and still would not send me my gift card. Customer should not have to jump through hoops just to get what they are entitled to. For this reason I would not recommend Green Mountain.

Marcus H
April 28th, 2018

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Customer Service
(1.6 / 5)

  My experience with Green Mountain Energy was not bad until 2018. You would think to be their customer since 2015 they would have treated you better. I consistently renew my contract annually to get on their fix rates plan; however, this year I didn't receive an email reminder from them, as a result, I did not sign for a fixed rate and my electric bill was ridiculously high. I recently called Green Mountain Customer service to ask about my billing. They said: "I am currently on a month to month." Which is about 80 plus more per month compared to what I used to pay with a fix rate plan. I asked, "is there anything you can do to help with the previous rate and who can I talk to help address this." Their response was "I can add a $30 courtesy credit on this month account." I asked: "What about the other month?" Their response: " Well, we did send out the letters to your house three month in advance and there is nothing we can do if it is you who didn't take action." I asked, "who in their right mind know and decided to pay a higher rate?" Overall, I am not satisfied how they treat their long-term customer and help their customer solve their problem. I would not recommend this company to anyone!

Nguyet
April 23rd, 2018

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Very Expensive
(2.6 / 5)

  I have used Green mountain energy services on recommendation from my Apartment leasing for about 2 years. i thought initially its a good plan with cheaper rates but it got a hell lot of expensive i last 1 year and i paid almost thrice the amount i used to pay. i have no regrets on the services but they became really expensive now with other cheaper electricity plans available in the market. SO i would recommend to do search on other plans available in your area.

Anonymous
April 13th, 2018

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Happy til the end
(3.6 / 5)

  The price we received with our initial contract was outstanding. No issues during the life of the contract. However, a letter comes and tells us of a 40% increase in price. Therefore, we switched to another provider. And as a parting gift they hit us with a $200 contract cancellation fee.

BGWatson
April 11th, 2018

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Just Don't
(1 / 5)

  I had green mountain at an apartment that I moved into because the apartment complex recommended them. Their rates were a little expensive but they claim to help the environment, so whatever. The problem came when I moved out of my apartment to my new house. I called to get my service transferred and was on the phone for about a half hour before being told they couldn't find my new address in their system. A month later I find that I'm still being charged at my old address so I called to get it taken care of and the agent I spoke to "Carlos" told me he had no record of a call.. About 15 minutes of me insisting that I called he was able to find the call and stated that since I had wanted to transfer my service and didn't specially say to cancel it they left it running and couldn't do anything about it. I asked to speak to his supervisor and he told me he was the supervisor and no one else was available. About 10 minutes after insisting I was finally able to speak to his supervisor who stated it was a bad situation and understood it seemed like bad customer service to me but she couldn't do anything. Moral of the story, save yourself the headache and go with someone else for electricity. If you're worried about the environment take the money you save by using a different service and donate it to an environment charity. You'll be happier for it.

Freddie N.
April 9th, 2018

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scam artist
(1 / 5)

  I was signed up for green mountain energy with out my consent. Once I realized that my electricity was not under the desired company I reached out to them on several attempts to get this sitiation handled. spoke to several agents and supervisor along eith advising them that I never gave anyone permission to sigbn me up under this plan. no one was able to resolve my issue and they also continue to send me bills after I stated that I was not supposed to be signed up with there plan. all of this happened because of a agent that was stationed in the grocer store

SCAM, ARTIST
March 10th, 2018

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Solar Rebate Program
(1 / 5)

  I moved 2 accounts last year to Green Mountain Energy to take advantage of their solar Rebate Program. In December I took bids for an syatem of a 30 panel, $34,000 install. I checked back with GM to verify the program only to be told they had made some changes. NOW, if I generate more power than I use, the excess will show as a credit on my account, BUT, I don't have access to any credit over my bill. So, if I should over generate power every month, that money just sits there. The only way I can get it out is to cancel my account. How stupid is that? I guess I could keep my account with GM til my contract ends, switch my service back to TXU on a short term contract and then transfer back to GM. How stupid is that. SO, beware Green Mountain Energy. Bad business. Just another solar hype program to get you to switch providers. Needless to say, I canceled my solar panel install. And, I will be moving my service away from Green Mountain.

Bruce Clark
March 5th, 2018

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Rip off existing customers
(1.4 / 5)

  Green Mountain tried very hard to get me to renew at a high rate (13.6 cents a KWH). Even tried to tell me that was the best rate for existing customers. (Both via mail and via their website and via their customer service, so it was a repeated and concerted effort to overcharge me.)

Since I knew other providers were offering 10.6 cents and GM was offering that for new customers, I kept asking for their best rates. After an hour on the phone and 3 times on hold while a manager was consulted, they offered me an 8 cent rate. (All rates include Centerpoint charges, so in this case the GM rate was 3.1 cents). Couldn't convince them to give me more than 13 months or to start it immediately (either of which should have been an option), because I was tired after so long on the phone. I have been a GM customer for 15 years, and expected to be treated better than this.

John B
February 28th, 2018

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Charges are to high
(1 / 5)

  I received a $400 light bill for a 1-bedroom town home for one month's worth of electricity. I've been with them for over 5 years and never had a light bill this high. Customer service was no help they told me to contact Centerpoint and that I will have to pay Centerpoint to come look at my meter I do not understand why I should have to pay Centerpoint to look at my meter when I paid Green Mountain for my electricity. I would not recommend this company to anyone

Louis
February 19th, 2018

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Horrible
(1.4 / 5)

  I had them for 3 years and my bill was alright in the first year but seemed like it just kept increasing. I renewed my account twice. The third year they didn't send me any notification for an account renewal opportunity and my bill was 3 times the amount and they charged me not only twice what I normally had, they wouldn't help me resolve the high bill. When normally my bill is something like $50 in the winter this time it was $161! i went in circles with them and I finally got fed up and immediately cancelled and now I have to pay what usually all my bills are together so they don't ruin my credit. I have shared this with my circle of family and friends who all had green mountain and they are switching this week.
Too much for "green" energy.

Rebecca
January 31st, 2018

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Over priced
(1 / 5)

  They over charge, have no leniency, and nickel and dime you to where you cant even afford to have electricity. I don't recommend it to anyone!

Unsatisfied Customer
January 23rd, 2018

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Padding energy bills to fatten pockets
(1 / 5)

  I received a $250.00 utility bill. My utilities are suppose to be free between the hours of 8:00 pm to 6:00 am. I leave my apartment every morning at 7:00 am and return after 6:30 pm. Yet my bill states my daytime energy charge is 1337 kWh and my night time is 1038 kWh. How can this be? Someone please recommend an energy company that does not rob you blind. I did not pay this living in a house. They cant possibly be reading my meter.

Tired of companies taking advantage of people
January 11th, 2018

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Higher price but you get what you pay for
(4.4 / 5)

  I never had any problems with this company, I had a 714 sq ft apartment, gaming systems, fridge, washer, dryer and what not - paid about $135 a month during the summer, around $90 during the winter - sign up was easy, customer service was polite etc.

MarieG
January 11th, 2018

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