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. 


  • June 23, 2014 -- The 2014 Vermont Clean Energy Industry Report Released by Governor Shumlin

    • Joined by Public Service Department Commissioner Christopher Recchia, the Governor released the 2014 Vermont Clean Energy Industry Report, the first effort in the state to survey and describe the status and characteristics of Vermont’s clean energy industry.


  • June 13, 2014 -- Request for Public Comment on the FY 2015 Annual Program Plan and Allocations

    • The Clean Energy Development Fund released for public comment its Annual Program Plan and Budget Allocations for the 2015 fiscal year (see attached). Included in the Plan are changes to the existing Small Scale Renewable Energy Incentive Program. For comments to be considered for the final Plan and Allocations they must be received by July 14, 2014 at 8:00 AM. Comments sent in earlier are appreciated.


    • Comments received by July 14, 2014 at 8:00 AM were reviewed and considered by the CEDF and given to the members of the Clean Energy Development Board for their consideration. The Clean Energy Development Board will vote on a final Plan and Budget Allocations for FY 2015 on July 25th, 2014.


  • Updated  -This RFP is now closed. Preliminary awards have been made..


  • Updated -This RFP is now closed. A contractor was selected.
    • 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 were due 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. The agendas of upcoming meetings and minutes of past meeetings are posted on the CEDB web page.


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