2021 EEC Rates

Save more for less

Efficiency Vermont is committed to advancing clean energy solutions that help you save money. The Energy Efficiency Charge (EEC) that appears on your electric bill each month helps us do that—enabling us to reduce the cost of efficient technologies, build our clean energy workforce, help businesses reduce operating costs, and do so much more.

In 2020, Efficiency Vermont proposed and received approval from the Public Utility Commission for a budget reduction that allowed us to avoid any increase to the EEC, keeping rates the same for 2021. Efficiency Vermont will continue to partner with Vermonters to help you invest in energy efficiency solutions that can save money, help families be more resilient, and keep us comfortable while we stay home and stay safe.

Investments Vermonters have made in energy efficiency since 2000 are expected to reduce over 12.5 million metric tons of greenhouse gas emissions over the life of those investments. That’s like taking all of Vermont’s cars off the road for 4.8 years.

Summary of Energy Efficiency Charges for 2021

Customer Class 2021 EEC Rate Per kWh
Residential $0.01188 per kWh
Commercial $0.01024 per kWh
Industrial $0.00757 per kWh
Commercial (with demand charge) $0.00662 per kWh plus $1.13825/kW
Industrial (with demand charge) $0.00521 per kWh plus $1.21316/kW
Unmetered Street/Security Lights $0.01024 per kWh

For questions about 2021 rates, please contact Efficiency Vermont at (888) 921-5990

Net Metered Customers

For electric service rendered after July 1, 2021, the EEC for net metered customers will be determined based on each customer’s gross monthly usage, including usage served by the net metering system. Customers that do not have a production meter attached to their net metered generator will be charged a flat monthly EEC as approved by the PUC as follows:

  • Residential: $6.80/month
  • Commercial without Demand: $6.33/month
  • Commercial with Demand*: $85.53/month
  • Industrial without Demand: $586.49/month
  • Industrial with Demand*: $1915.71/month

*The listed Fixed monthly EEC applies to the energy-related portion of Energy Efficiency Charges. For customers also billed based on demand, the EEC kW charges also apply to customers' peak demand for each statement period. This amount will be calculated and charged by the distribution utility and added to the listed Fixed Monthly EEC paid to Efficiency Vermont.