Recent Announcements

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: before April 11, 2018.  The Clean Energy Development Board will consider these changes at their April 18th meeting.


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.

All proposals under this RFP must include the following two documents in addition to the information listed in the RFP:

Proposal Cover Page

Proposal Budget Worksheet

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


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.


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.


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.


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:



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