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.
“ 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! ”
“ 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. ”
“ 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. ”
“ 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. ”
“ 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 ”
“ 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. ”
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. ”
“ 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 ”
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. ”
“ 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! ”
“ 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. ”
“ 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. ”
“ Worst experience ever. Give you low rates then jack the price sky high once they lock you in a contract. I cancelled earlier. Even with the $200 cancellation fee, it was cheaper to cancel and switch to Ambit than stay with those crooks. I wished I could give them 0 stars but unfortunately 1 star is as low as you are allowed to give. ”
“ I've been with Green Mountain for about 5 years, I called customer service about an issue, talked to 3 different reps got told 3 different answers. No one could give me a straightforward answer, customer service support is bad, other than that everything is fine. Hope I will never have to call again. ”
“ Misleading information from agent, don't care about consumer, if you not pay you will have collection agency to collect. ”
“ I did the application on line and I was told no deposit then later they wanted me to pay a deposit then when they realized I was right I went with another provider ”
“ The service is fine but the bill is too much. I was with them for 4 months and I just kept seeing my bill sky rocket! Don't switch with them. ”
“ We have had Green Mountain Energy for 3 years and have had absolutely no problems. Our electric bill has been the lowest we have every had. I have no reason to want to change and have 3 years of why I would recommend them to others. ”
We have been with Green Mountain under their solar panel program for a year. We get an incorrect bill and I call. Customer service says it will be 21 days to correct. I ask for a supervisor who checks, expedites and gets corrected in 5 days. That bill gets corrected but the next bill has a different problem. We've had more months will a billing problem than months without.
The worst is that they provide no contact information for corporate. Corporate needs to review billing issues and revise procedures. ”
Green Mountain doesn't have the cheapest plan by far, and not even the cheapest renewable plan, but they do have stability, consistency, and reliability. I've been a customer for several years now (coming up on my third contract renewal) and I'm very wary of switching away from GME even if it means potentially saving $1000 a year on power. Their website is easy to use and intuitive. Averaged billing great.
The ONLY negative I ever experienced was when I was not paying attention and missed the contract renewal. Once you switch to "month by month" expect to be paying almost DOUBLE the rate. To be fair, they did send me ONE letter about this, and from what I'm reading many companies are much worse about not nudging the customer to renew a contract so the company can reap those sweet, sweet month-to-month rates. So stay on top of that contract renewal! ”