2013 Annual Highlights
Explore Vermont's energy efficiency results
$158 million Lifetime customer savings
Efficiency savings continue to grow over time, and they provide valuable insulation against the rising cost of energy. Efficiency Vermont's work in 2013 will generate $158 million in long term savings for customers.
2,500 businesses customers & 37,800 residential customers took action. All together, these efforts added up to 88,000 MHW in electric savings and 110,000 MMBtu in heating energy savings.
In 2013, 13.1% of Vermont's electric supply needs were met through energy efficiency.
Efficiency is a cost-effective driver of economic development that keeps our energy dollars local and our environment clean. Over the next decade, the New England region will defer $279 million in electric transmission and distribution projects as a result of Vermont's energy efficiency acheivements.
Efficiency: cheapest, cleanest, closest
Through partnering with Efficiency Vermont, Vermonters saved enough electricity in 2013 to power 12,866 homes. That would power every home in Caledonia County for nearly 11 months.
Vermont's savings from energy efficiency are substantial. Even after subtracting the costs to operate Efficiency Vermont, and teh customer costs to complete efficiency projects, net economic benefits from Efficiency Vermont's work in 2013 were $62 million. That's an average of $247,000 for every town in Vermont.
In other words, the cost of efficiency is less than 1/2 the cost of generating electricity.