Agricultural Lighting and Equipment Rebate Program

February 26, 2024


In Vermont, agricultural operations are eligible for prescriptive and customized incentives for equipment proven to help make farms more efficient. Prescriptive rebates are available for lighting and for a variety of equipment including plate coolers, variable speed milk transfer systems, heat recovery units, milk vacuum pump VFDs, and sap vacuum pump VFDs, among others. Several rebates target dairy farmers specifically.

Customized rebates may be available for additional items. Efficiency Vermont is available to work with agricultural operations to find the best opportunities for efficiency upgrades. Call Efficiency Vermont at: 888-921-5990 ext. 1053 to learn more about this program.

Note: Customers of Burlington Electric Department (BED) should contact BED directly at 802-865-7300.

Program Overview

Implementing Sector: State
Category: Financial Incentive
State: Vermont
Incentive Type: Rebate Program
Web Site:
Administrator: Efficiency Vermont
Start Date:
Eligible Renewable/Other Technologies:
  • Lighting
  • Heat recovery
  • Motor VFDs
  • Processing and Manufacturing Equipment
  • Agricultural Equipment
  • Custom/Others pending approval
  • Yes; specific technologies not identified
  • LED Lighting
Incentive Amount: LEDs for Indoor Growing: up to $100/fixture
Plate Coolers: $3,000
Heat Recovery Units: $1,875
High Efficiency Condensing Unit: up to $2,000/unit
Milk Vacuum Pump VFDs: $1,125
Sap Vacuum Pump VFDs: $300
Maple Reverse Osmosis Systems: up to $3,250
Efficient Ventilation Fans: $275/fan

Custom Rebates Available: See Website for details.
  Equipment for Indoor Growing Operations
  Greenhouse Equipment
Equipment Requirements: Must be new. See website for specific equipment requirements.
Installation Requirements: Must be installed in agricultural operations.
Ownership of Renewable Energy Credits: Efficiency Vermont owns all capacity and environmental credits


This program has 3 incentives
Technologies: LED Lighting
Sectors: Agricultural
Parameters: The incentive has a minimum of 100.00 $/fixture
Technologies: Heat recovery
Sectors: Agricultural
Parameters: The incentive is 1875.00 $
Technologies: Motor VFDs
Sectors: Agricultural
Parameters: The incentive has a maximum of $300.00, The incentive has a minimum of $1125.00


Name: Efficiency Vermont
Address: 20 Winooski Falls Way, 5th Floor
Winooski VT 05404
Phone: (888) 921-5990

This information is sourced from DSIRE; the most comprehensive source of information on incentives and policies that support renewables and energy efficiency in the United States. Established in 1995, DSIRE is operated by the N.C. Clean Energy Technology Center at N.C. State University.