Mandatory Utility Green Power Option (Vermont)

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Rules Regulations Policies Program

Place Vermont

Name Mandatory Utility Green Power Option
Incentive Type Mandatory Utility Green Power Option
Applicable Sector Utility, Municipal Utility, Investor-Owned Utility, Rural Electric Cooperative
Eligible Technologies Not Specified
Active Incentive No

Implementing Sector State/Territory
Energy Category Renewable Energy Incentive Programs

Date added to DSIRE 2008-03-25
Last DSIRE Review 2009-06-04

References DSIRE[1]


Vermont enacted legislation (S.B. 209) in March 2008 requiring all electric utilities -- including municipal utilities and electric cooperatives -- either to implement a voluntary green power program or to offer customers the option of making a voluntary contribution to the Vermont Clean Energy Development Fund. In general, green power programs allow consumers to support renewable energy by making voluntary added contributions on their monthly electric bills. Vermont utilities must make these programs available to consumers no later than July 1, 2009. The Vermont Public Service Board (PSB) is authorized to exempt a utility if the utility provides "good cause" for exemption.

Authorities (Please contact the if there are any file problems.)

Authority 1: 30 VSA § 8003
Date Effective 2009-07-01
Date Enacted 3/19/2008 (amendments)

Authority 2: H. 446
Date Effective 2009-05-27
Date Enacted 2009-05-27

Incentive Contact

Contact Name Kelly Launder
Department Vermont Department of Public Service
Division Energy Efficiency Division
Address 112 State Street, Drawer 20

Place Montpelier, Vermont
Zip/Postal Code 05601
Phone (802) 828-2811
Phone 2 (802) 828-4039


  • Incentive and policy data are reviewed and approved by the N.C. Solar Center's DSIRE project staff.[1]


  1. 1.0 1.1  "Database of State Incentives for Renewables and Efficiency (DSIRE)"