2023 EEC Rates

Cost-effective energy efficiency 

Efficiency Vermont is committed to helping all customers benefit from the energy transformation, advancing clean energy solutions that help you save money while cost-effectively reducing greenhouse gas emissions and making Vermont more resilient to the effects of climate change. 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, provide expert advice, build our clean energy workforce, help businesses reduce operating costs, and support cleaner, more efficient transportation options.

This year, Efficiency Vermont will continue to maintain a flat budget, while reducing EEC rates by 0.5% percent for residential customers, 4.9% for commercial customers, and 3.8% for industrial customers. These new rates will help keep electric bills more affordable while allowing Efficiency Vermont to continue delivering programs and services that help all Vermonters save money and reduce carbon emissions. 

Investments Vermonters have made in energy efficiency since 2000 have helped Vermont rank among the top 3 states for energy efficiency efforts, and are expected to reduce more than 13 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 5 years.

Summary of Energy Efficiency Charges for 2023

Customer Class 2023 EEC Rate Per kWh
Residential $0.01087 per kWh
Commercial $0.00974 per kWh
Industrial $0.00728 per kWh
Commercial (with demand charge) $0.00621 per kWh plus $1.17226/kW
Industrial (with demand charge) $0.00489 per kWh plus $1.09222/kW
Unmetered Street/Security Lights $0.00974 per kWh times the nominal wattage of the light times 360 hours per month 

2023 EEC rates will appear on bills rendered on or after February 1, 2023. For questions about 2023 rates, please contact Efficiency Vermont at (888) 921-5990

Net Metered Customers

The EEC for net metered customers is 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 are charged a flat monthly EEC as approved by the PUC as follows:

  • Residential: $6.50/month 
  • Commercial without Demand: $7.65/month 
  • Commercial with Demand*: $71.85/month 
  • Industrial without Demand: $3,371/month 
  • Industrial with Demand*: $3,435.29/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.