GMP - Biomass Grants

December 04, 2012


Note: In 2012, CVPS merged with Green Mountain Power. The biomass program has ended.
Under terms of the sale of the Vermont Yankee Nuclear Power Corporation by multiple Vermont utilities to Entergy Nuclear, Central Vermont Public Service Corporation (CVPS) received credits from Nuclear Electric Insurance, Limited (NEIL) and American Nuclear Insurers (ANI). In approving the sale, the Vermont Public Service Board determined that "a significant portion" of NEIL and ANI credit amounts received by CVPS should be used toward the development and use of renewable-energy resources.

The CVPS Renewable Development Fund encouraged the development of new renewable-energy projects that utilize anaerobic digestion of agricultural products, byproducts or wastes to produce electricity. This fund provided grants and other incentives, and a full time dedicated project coordinator, to support project development, project operations and interconnection to the grid. The amount and types of awards were made on a case-by-case basis. As of April 2012, the fund has supported ten farm projects that are operational, one under construction, and two in permitting stages of development. The fund has addditional technical and project management support to other farm projects (for example, several net-metered systems).


Program Overview

Implementing Sector: Utility
Category: Financial Incentive
State: Vermont
Incentive Type: Grant Program
Web Site:
Administrator: Central Vermont Public Service Corporation (CVPS)
Start Date: 4/7/2004
Eligible Renewable/Other Technologies:
  • Anaerobic Digestion
Incentive Amount: Incentive packages awarded on case-by-case basis


Name: Vermont Public Service Board Order, Docket 6545
Effective Date: 4/7/2004


Name: Customer Information Center
Organization: Green Mountain Power
Phone: (888) 835-4672

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.