Wind Energy Demonstration Grants (Vermont)

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Summary

Last modified on May 23, 2011.

Financial Incentive Program

Place Vermont

Name Wind Energy Demonstration Grants
Incentive Type State Grant Program
Applicable Sector Schools, Local Government, State Government, Agricultural
Eligible Technologies Wind
Active Incentive No

Implementing Sector State/Territory
Energy Category Renewable Energy Incentive Programs
Amount Varies






Equipment Requirements 50% cost-share required








Maximum Incentive 30,000 (50,000 for on-farm projects)










Program Administrator Vermont Department of Public Service
Website http://www.state.vt.us/psd/Menu/EE_and_Renewable/wind/Wind%20Funding%20flyer.pdf
Date added to DSIRE 2005-03-30
Last DSIRE Review 2005-05-23



References DSIRE[1]


Summary

The Vermont Department of Public Service (DPS) is offering a total of $311,000 in grants to fund wind-energy demonstration projects. Grants will support the installation of small-scale, net-metered wind systems on farms, schools and other public areas. There is a maximum award of $30,000 per project -- except for farm projects, which have a $50,000 maximum -- and a 50% cost-share requirement, which may include in-kind contributions. Grants will be awarded on a first-come, first-served basis until all funds are distributed.

Funding for the DPS Wind Development Program has been allocated by the U.S. Department of Energy in three phases, beginning in 2002. During Phase 1 of the program, the DPS supported the development of demonstration wind sites, developed educational programs, and addressed permitting and regulatory issues. During Phase 2, the DPS conducted wind evaluation design and development analysis; supported the installation of several additional wind turbines to demonstrate the economic and environmental benefits of wind energy; and completed mapping for potential wind sites. During Phase 3, the DPS will focus on installing wind turbines throughout the state and educating the public on the benefits of wind energy.

During the past several years, the DPS has utilized a dispute-resolution process to address siting concerns related to the planning process.

See the program web site for information pertaining to the application process. For additional information, contact Rob Ide of the DPS at (802) 828-4009.


Incentive Contact

Contact Name Rob Ide
Department Vermont Department of Public Service
Division Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Division
Address 112 State Street
Address 2 Drawer 20
Place Montpelier, Vermont
Zip/Postal Code 05620-2601
Phone (802) 828-4009


Email robert.ide@state.vt.us
Website http://www.state.vt.us/psd
Contact Name Erin Bralich
Department Vermont Department of Public Service
Division Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Division
Address 112 State Street
Address 2 Drawer 20
Place Montpelier, Vermont
Zip/Postal Code 05620-2601
Phone (802) 828-4036


Email erin.bralich@state.vt.us
Website http://www.state.vt.us/psd
     

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

References

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