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Resources for Vermont

6 link(s).

Vermont Small-Scale Wind Energy Demonstration Program

Date: 3/22/2006

Location: VT

This information was last updated on December 05, 2013

Through a series of Department of Energy (DOE) grants secured by Senator Jim Jeffords, the Vermont Department of Public Service (DPS) has assisted close to 20 Vermont schools, municipal and state facilities, and agricultural sites in installing wind turbine systems on their properties. This Web site currently offers an archive of wind related articles.

Vermont Incentives and Policies for Renewables and Efficiency (DSIRE Database)

Location: VT

This information was last updated on November 02, 2011

The Database of State Incentives for Renewable Energy (DSIRE) is a comprehensive source of information on state, local, utility, and selected federal incentives that promote renewable energy and energy efficiency.

Vermont Agency of Natural Resources

Location: VT

This information was last updated on August 04, 2011

Provides wind power policy development for state-owned lands.

Vermont Department of Public Service, Energy Efficiency Division

Location: VT

This information was last updated on August 04, 2011

Works to promote energy efficiency and renewable energy in Vermont through several forums, including regulatory, legislative, informational, and educational.

Net Metering

Location: VT

This information was last updated on July 28, 2009

In 1998 the Vermont legislature passed H.605, which allowed "net metering." Net Metering is available to eligible renewable energy systems up to 250 kW. "Eligible" renewable energy is defined as "energy produced using a technology that relies on a resource that is being consumed at a harvest rate at or below its natural regeneration rate." The overall cap on net metering is 2% of the utility's 1996 peak demand or peak demand during the most recent calendar year (whichever is greater), on a first come, first served basis. The Vermont Public Services Board has the authority to raise the 2% cap.

Additionally, Vermont offers a time-of-use net metering arrangement and "group" or aggregated net metering. In a "group" net metering arrangement, the utility issues a single aggregate monthly bill to an assigned contact person, but the actual allocation of credits among group members is the responsibility of the individuals making up the group.

More information about net metering in Vermont is available from the Vermont Department of Public Service and the American Wind Energy Association.

Renewable Energy Vermont (REV)

Location: VT

This information was last updated on June 16, 2005

REV has been active in promoting policy and legislation to encourage the purchase and installation of small renewable energy systems, and the advancement of commercial scale wind power development.