Recent Announcements

April 25, 2018 -Custom Incentive for Pellet Boilers to End June 1, 2018

The Clean Energy Development Fund received approval from the Clean Energy Development Board to make the following change to the Small Scale Renewable Energy Program affective June 1, 2018:

  •  The elimination of the Custom Incentive for pellet/chip boilers/furnaces as of June 2ed.  Friday June 1st will be the last day incentive reservation applications for the custom incentive will be accepted.  Until June 1, 2018 CEDF’s Custom Incentive will remain at $1.25/sq. ft. of heated space with a maximum of $20,000 with up to an extra $5,000 if thermal storage is incorporated into the installation.

Starting on June 2ed, 2018 the CEDF will only be offering its flat-rate incentive of $3,000 per pellet boiler/furnace. The $3,000 incentive will be available for residential and small commercial pellet boiler installations until December 31, 2018 (possibly longer depending on funding).

If you have any questions regarding the June 1st elimination of the custom advanced wood incentive (or about CEDF’s SSREI Program in general) please contact Andrew Perchlik: andrew.perchlik@Vermont.gov  or at: 802-279-0471.

If you want to reserve an incentive for the installation of an advanced wood heating system or learn more about the current incentives offered through the SSREI Program go to:

www.RERC-VT.org

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April 2, 2018 - Request for Proposals: CEDF Advanced Wood Heating Evaluation

The Clean Energy Development Fund (CEDF) released a request for proposals (RFP) for expert evaluation services for two deliverables:

1. Conduct an evaluation of the activities and programs of the Vermont Clean Energy Development Fund (CEDF) related to wood heat in general and advanced wood heating in particular.

2. Create an Access database with program metrics from all CEDF wood heat projects. 

All questions received regarding this RFP are answered in this Q & A Document - Answer #1 Revised on 5/2/2018.

Proposals are due May 21, 2018 by 4:00 pm.

Proposals should be addressed to:

Andrew Perchlik, Clean Energy Development Fund

Vermont Public Service Department

112 State Street, Montpelier, VT  05620-2601

Email: andrew.perchlik@Vermont.gov

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March 12, 2018 - Possible Change to Small Scale Renewable Energy Incentive Program

The Clean Energy Development Fund is considering the following change to the Advanced Wood Heating Incentive as part of the Small Scale Renewable Energy Incentive (SSREI) Program, with an anticipated implementation date of May  1, 2018.

Proposed change: The elimination of the Custom Incentive for pellet/chip boilers/furnaces.  The Custom Incentive currently is $1.25/sq. ft. of heated space with a maximum of $20,000 with up to an extra $5,000 if thermal storage is incorporated into the installation. Implementing this change would mean that only the flat-rate incentive of $3,000 would be available for residential and small commercial pellet boiler installations. Projects that currently are eligible for up to $25,000 of support for an advanced wood heating installation would be limited to $3,000.

The CEDF is considering this change due to a lack of funding and due to other entities (see below) now offering incentives for larger commercial installations that were not available before.  The CEDF would like to receive public/stakeholder comments regarding this possible change. If you have any comments regarding this change (or about the SSREI Program in general) please send them to: andrew.perchlik@Vermont.org before April 11, 2018.  The Clean Energy Development Board will consider these changes at their April 18th meeting.

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February 8, 2018 - Request for Proposals: Compost Heat Recovery Grants

The Clean Energy Development Fund (CEDF) released a request for proposals (RFP) for grants in support of compost heat recovery system installations on Vermont farms. Proposals are due on or before March 19, 2018.

This RFP is closed and a grant award is pending.

Questions regarding this RFP were due February 19, 2018. Responses to the questions received are posted below:

Questions Received on the RFP and Answers Provided

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October 9, 2017 – Request for Proposals: Clean Energy Finance Report

The CEDF released a request for proposals (RFP) seeking the assistance of a qualified contractor or group interested in researching, analyzing and writing for the CEDF, leading to the Vermont Clean Energy Finance Report. The purpose of this report is to develop and track baseline information that characterizes the status of key clean energy financing activities, tools, programs, products and services available to borrowers in residential, commercial and institutional market segments of interest in the state.

Update: All proposals were received by October 30, 2017. The Energy Futures Group was selected as the contractor.

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September 26, 2017 - Request for Proposals: Rutland County Low-income Wood Stove Change-out and Pellet Heating Program

The CEDF released a request for proposals (RFP) to create and administer a program that will serve low-income residential Vermonters in Rutland County with the installation of pellet heating stoves/systems and change-out of old non-certified wood stoves, with EPA certified wood/pellet stoves or heating systems.

All proposals were received by October 24, 2017.  NeighborWorks of Western Vermont was selected and a grant agreement was signed in March, 2018.

Here are the answers to the questions regarding the RFPs that were received by the October 10, 2017 deadline.

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August 30, 2017 - Request for Proposals: Windham County Low-income Residential Pellet Heating Program

The CEDF released a request for proposals (RFP) to create and administer a program  that will serve low-income residential Vermonters in Windham County to install pellet heating systems.

Proposals were submited by September 27, 2017.  The Windham & Windsor Housing Trust proposal was selected for this grant award.

July 19, 2017 - CED Board Approves the CEDF's Annual Plan & Budget for Fiscal Year 2018

The Annual Plan and Budget for fiscal year 2018 has been approved by the Clean Energy Development Board.

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June 30, 2017 - Incentives for Pellet Fired Sap Evaporators Announced

  • Press Release Announcing the Incentives
  • The incentive will be offered as a rebate on the purchase and installation of new pellet or wood chip--fired evaporators. The rebate will be $200/sq. ft of evaporator pan, up to a maximum of $20,000.
  • Incentive applications and program information are available at: www.RERC-VT.org

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