Information on Self-Administered Energy Efficiency Program

Previously, eligible customers could apply for an exemption from paying some of the Energy Efficiency Charge ("EEC") amounts that they would otherwise owe. In 2008, the Legislature removed the EEC exemption mechanism from Title 30 V.S.A. §209(d)(4) and replaced it with a self-administered-energy efficiency program alternative.

Public Law 92, Section 12 (2008), as codified in Title 30 V.S.A. §209(d)(4) requires that a customer:

who pays an average annual energy efficiency charge of at least $5,000.00 may apply to the board to self-administer energy efficiency through the use of an energy savings account which shall contain a percentage of the customer’s energy efficiency charge payments as determined by the board. The remaining portion of the charge shall be used for systemwide energy benefits. The board shall establish criteria for approval of these applications.

The Board will work with stakeholders to initiate a process to implement the new program. This page will track issues associated with implementing the new program.

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