What We Do

We help Vermonters save money by using less energy. The tools, incentives, and expert guidance we deliver—hand in hand with our partners—make our businesses more productive and our homes more comfortable and healthful. More than 90% of Vermonters have taken advantage of our services and incentives, and as a result, more than 15% of Vermont’s electricity needs are now being met through energy efficiency. Created by Vermonters and for Vermonters, Efficiency Vermont is your resource.

Rebecca Foster, 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 Utility Commission. 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.