Mandatory Utility Green Power Option

June 04, 2009


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.

Program Overview

Implementing Sector: State
Category: Regulatory Policy
State: Vermont
Incentive Type: Mandatory Utility Green Power Option
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Eligible Renewable/Other Technologies:


Name: 30 VSA § 8003
Date Enacted: 3/19/2008 (amendments)
Effective Date: 7/1/2009
Name: H. 446
Date Enacted: 05/27/2009
Effective Date: 05/27/2009


Name: Kelly Launder
Organization: Vermont Department of Public Service
Address: 112 State Street, Drawer 20
Montpelier VT 05601
Phone: (802) 828-2811

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.