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Vermont Public Benefit Funds for Energy Efficiency

Vermont Public Benefit Funds for Energy Efficiency

  • State legislation, S. 137, effective June 1, 1999, authorized the Public Service Board to create Efficiency Vermont and to fund it through a non-bypassable volumetric systems benefits charge on distribution utilities' bills.

    Efficiency Vermont’s services replace the individual demand-side management programs that Vermont's 22 utilities had conducted for about a decade.

    Fifteen percent of Efficiency Vermont's total spending must be for Low Income Single Family, Low Income Multifamily Retrofit and Low Income Multifamily New Construction services and initiatives. Funding for low income is over $1.1 million for 2010.

    See utility electric restructuring.

Note: Leveraging reports do not always give a complete statewide picture. Some resources are not reported through leveraging or are under reported.


2009: $147,269
2007: $50,207
2005: $49,344


S. 137