What We Do

We help all Vermonters use less energy and save money, which brings added benefits like improved comfort for homeowners and productivity for businesses. To get there, we offer them tools, incentives, and expert guidance. And the result of these efforts: Today, we meet 14% of Vermont’s electric needs through energy efficiency, at about 50% of the cost of generated power. That’s the power of the work we do at Efficiency Vermont.

Liz Gamache, Director of Efficiency Vermont
Liz Gamache, Director of Efficiency Vermont

Since 2000, we’ve worked to lower energy costs for all Vermonters, ease the strain on our electric grid, and protect the environment. We help reduce electricity use with rebates on ENERGY STAR® certified appliances, point-of-purchase discounts on LED light bulbs, and a range of other incentives and services.

  • How it’s funded: An Energy Efficiency Charge (EEC) appears on Vermonters’ electricity bills. This charge directly supports projects to help reduce electricity usage for all Vermonters.

We also work to support thermal efficiency, helping Vermonters use less fossil fuel—and spend less money—to heat and cool their homes and businesses.

More about Efficiency Vermont

Efficiency Vermont is administered by Vermont Energy Investment Corporation (VEIC), an independent nonprofit energy services organization under an appointment issued by the Vermont Public Service Board. Vermont regulators conduct oversight of Efficiency Vermont through a rigorous management process known as results-based accountability. This process requires Efficiency Vermont to meet a range of stringent goals, ensuring that energy savings are maximized and cost-effective, equitable services are delivered to all ratepayers.

As a member of the Vermont System Planning Committee (VSPC), Efficiency Vermont also helps to ensure that energy efficiency is represented in Vermont's electric grid reliability planning.