Clean Energy Development Fund (CEDF)

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In 2005, the Vermont General Assembly established the Vermont Clean Energy Development Fund (CEDF) through Act 74 (30 V.S.A. § 8015). The purpose of the Fund is to increase the development and deployment of cost-effective and environmentally sustainable electric power resources – primarily with respect to renewable energy resources, and the use of combined heat and power technologies - in Vermont. 


  • April 15, 2014 -- Request for Proposals for a Food-Waste Digestion Pilot Project
    • The Public Service Department and the Clean Energy Development Fund seek proposals for a pilot project(s) to demonstrate the anaerobic digestion of food waste. Proposed projects should promote the development and deployment of cost-effective, anaerobic digestion of food waste for the long-term benefit of Vermont farms and Vermont energy consumers. 

    • Grants of up to $150,000 will be made on a competitive basis through this RFP

    • Questions on this RFP are due in writing by 4:00 P.M. on April 30, 2014

    • Proposals are due by 4:00 P.M. on May 19, 2014

    • Proposals must include the following two Excel Appendixes:


  • Updated (April 17) March 25, 2014 -- Request for Proposal to conduct an Evaluation of the Clean Energy Development Fund
    • Contractor services are requested by the Vermont Public Service Department for expert consulting services to conduct an evaluation of the activities of the Vermont Clean Energy Development Fund (CEDF) from its inception in 2006 through calendar year 2013. This evaluation will serve two important objectives; (1) to identify the achievements of CEDF and important lessons from the CEDF program experience, and (2) to improve the ability of the CEDF to evaluate the impact and program delivery effectiveness of future CEDF-supported activities.

    • Questions on this RFP were due in writing by 4 p.m. April 9, 2014. Answers to all the questions recieved are in this document:


    • Proposals are due by 4:00 P.M. on Wednesday May 7, 2014



Funding Opportunities




Clean Energy Development Board (CEDB)

The Clean Energy Development Board (CEDB) is charged with approving the Clean Energy Development Fund's (CEDF) annual plan, budget, program design, and strategic plan. The Public Service Department is responsible for the day-to-day decisions of the CEDF.


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