Efficiency Vermont seeks public input into three-year energy plan

Winooski, VT

Efficiency Vermont, the statewide Energy Efficiency Utility, is seeking public input as it prepares its three-year plan for the programs Vermont needs to help save money on energy, and lower greenhouse gas emissions in the state.

Called the Demand Resources Plan (DRP), the development of this document is overseen by the Vermont Public Utility Commission.

The DRP is a roadmap for how Efficiency Vermont will invest funds from the Electric Efficiency Charge, which appears on all electric bills each month to pay for programs that reduce Vermont’s overall electricity use and costs for ratepayers. Efficiency Vermont does this through programs and services like:

  • Rebates and incentives on energy efficient products, technologies, or projects
  • Education, advice, and technical support
  • Training for contractors, retailers, and other trade organizations
  • Engagement with “upstream” supply chain partners (such as global manufacturers or national retailers) to ensure energy efficient products are available in our state

The DRP currently in development will guide these investments during the 2024-2026 planning period.

“For our services and programs to be most effective, they need to be accessible and relevant to our customers. That’s why feedback from you is so important to us,” said Peter Walke, Managing Director of Efficiency Vermont. “As Vermont works to meet statewide climate goals, efficiency will play a critical role in helping all Vermonters save money and energy. I know everyone has a lot going on right now, but we hope you will take the roughly 10 minutes required to help us shape the programs that serve you.”

To learn more and take the survey, visit efficiencyvermont.com/feedback.

About Efficiency Vermont

As the nation’s first Energy Efficiency Utility, Efficiency Vermont has helped Vermont avoid over 13.2 million metric tons of greenhouse gas emissions and has received the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s ENERGY STAR program Partner of the Year – Sustained Excellence award for the last eight consecutive years. Efficiency Vermont works with partners to help our state transition to more affordable, low carbon energy use through education, incentives, and support for our clean energy workforce. Learn more at www.efficiencyvermont.com.

Efficiency Vermont Press Contact
Matthew Smith
Phone: (802) 540-7662
[email protected]