In 2015, Vermont passed a Renewable Energy Standard that called for widespread adoption of renewable energy sources in the electric sector, increasing in percentage each year. What makes Vermont’s law unique is an ‘energy transformation’ provision which requires electric utilities to help their customers reduce the fossil fuels they use for heating and transportation.

As a result, all Vermont electric utilities now provide their customers with incentives and other assistance in switching everything from their heat and vehicles to their lawn mowers to options that run efficiently on clean electricity. Below, you’ll find a list of incentives and programs on offer from your utility, along with incentives available through Efficiency Vermont. For more general information about ways to reduce energy usage and costs, check out http://energysaver.vermont.gov/, a new resource recently launched by the Department of Public Service.

Despite this good work, Vermont’s climate pollution is on the rise.

During the 2020 legislative session, we have advocated for an expansion of Efficiency Vermont and our state’s efficiency work generally, refocusing it on the reduction of climate pollution, rather than just electric efficiency. That would mean more resources going towards cutting fossil fuel use in the transportation and thermal sectors, Vermont’s largest sources of climate pollution, to complement the work electric utilities are doing as part of the Renewable Energy Standard.

This broadened mission would significantly help Vermont reduce that pollution and reach our climate targets going forward, something we’ve struggled to do. We’ll also be pushing for this to be paired with legislation requiring 100% renewable electricity by 2030 with far more from new, local renewables, ensuring that as more and more Vermonters move off of fossil fuels and onto efficient electric heating and transportation, the electricity they are being provided is coming entirely from clean, renewable sources.

As the legislative session draws closer, it’s critical that Vermont’s elected officials are hearing calls from their constituents to support these and other climate initiatives. Click here to learn more about these efforts and find out how you can help.

Burlington Electric Department
BED
(802) 865-7300
585 Pine St #4864
Burlington, VT 05401
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Green Mountain Power
GMP
(888) 835-4672
163 Acorn Lane
Colchester, VT 05446
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E-Bikes: $200

New EV: $1,500
Additional $1,000 rebate available for Low to Moderate Income Earners (limited to 150 total vehicles)

New Plug-In Hybrid: $1,000

Used EV or Plug-In: $750

Free In-Home Level 2 EV Charger

Cold Climate Heat Pumps: $400

Efficiency Vermont
EVT
(888) 921-5990
128 Lakeside Ave
Suite 401
Burlington, VT 05401
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Residential:

**NEW: Home Energy Loans – Until October 31, 2020, Efficiency Vermont will cover the first six months of your loan payments (up to $900/mo, and up to $40,000 total) for a home energy project.

Advanced Power Strip for only $6.95 on EVT website ($25 average retail cost)

Free pick up and a $50 rebate for recycling old household appliances

Attic Weatherization: $500

Basement Weatherization: $500

DIY Weatherization: $100

ENERGY STAR Project: 50% off

LEDs for Indoor Growing: $100

Residential and Business:

Air to Water heat Pumps: $1,000/ton rebate

Central Wood Pellet Furnaces and Boilers: $6,000

Centrally Ducted Heat Pumps: $800 per ton

Clothes Dryer: $400

Dehumidifiers: $40

Energy Saving Kit: FREE

Heat Pump Cooling and Heating System: $500

Heat Pump Water Heaters: $600

High-Performance Circulator Pumps: $600

LED ENERGY STAR Downlights: $2.95

LED ENERGY STAR Fixtures: $2.95

LED Four-Pin Base Replacement Lamps for CFL’s: $3

LED Mogul Screw-Base Replacements for HID Lamps: $100

LED Troffer Fixtures: $30

Pellet Stoves: $1,000

Pool Pumps: $500

Business:

Building Performance: up to $5,000

Ceiling and Wall Remote Mounted Sensors: $40

Custom Lighting Design: Custom Incentive

Deep Energy Retrofit: Custom Incentive

Efficient Evaporator Fan Motors: $100

Evaporator Fan Motor Controls: $30 per fan

Energy Star Ice Machines: $75

Fixture Mounted Sensors: $30

Floating head Pressure Controls: $300

Furnace Fan Motors: $100

Heat Recovery Units (HRU) for Agricultural Work: $1,250

High Efficiency Condensing Unit: $2,000

High Efficiency Evaporators: $1,500

Integrated Sensors: $40

Integrated Sensors for Interior Retrofit Kits: $30

LED Bollard Fixtures: $200

LED High Bay Fixtures: $80

LED Light Bulbs: Discounted Prices

LED Low-Bay Fixtures: $30

LED Outdoor Decor, Post-Top Fixtures and Retrofit Kits: $200

LED Outdoor Flood Light Fixtures: $200

LED Outdoor Pole-Mounted Area Fixtures and Retrofit Kits: $200

LED Outdoor Wall-Mounted Area Fixtures and Retrofit Kits: $200

LED Parking Garbage and Canopy Area Fixtures and Retrofit Kits: $200

LED Refrigerator and Freezer Case Light Fixtures: $30

LED Retrofit Kits: $15

LED Surface and Suspended Linear Fixtures: $30

Maple Reverse Osmosis System: $3,250

Non-Integrated Exterior Occupancy Sensors: $30

Non-Integrated Refrigerator and Freezer Case Light Sensors: $30

Reach in Refrigerators and Freezers: $400

Residential Rental Properties:

Lighting and Water Conservation Projects: Free

Stowe Electric Department
Vermont Public Power Supply Authority
VPPSA
(802) 244-7678
5195 Waterbury Stowe Road
Waterbury Center, VT 05677
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Vermont Electric Cooperative
Washington Electric Cooperative