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In 2005, the Vermont General Assembly established the Vermont Clean Energy Development Fund (30 V.S.A. § 8015). The purpose of the Clean Energy Development Fund (CEDF) 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. 


  • November 6, 2015

Bulk Wood Pellet Delivery Infrastructure Grants - Request for Letter of Intent

Deadline: Monday, November 30, 2015
The Clean Energy Development Fund (CEDF) invites sole proprietors, businesses, and organizations to submit a Letter of Intent (LOI) to apply for a CEDF grant in support of bulk wood pellet delivery infrastructure projects located in Vermont.
A Letter of Intent (LOI) is the first step in this process and is required of all applicants. Letters of Intent are screened by the CEDF staff to determine eligibility, after which select applicants will be invited to submit a full grant proposal. The Proposal guidelines will be distributed at that time. Please note: Receipt of an invitation to submit a grant proposal does not infer, confer, or guarantee receiving a grant or funding for any project.



  • November 5, 2015

    Community Solar Finance Program Launched


    The Vermont Clean Energy Development Fund (CEDF) today announces the launch of the Community Solar Finance Program. This new program provides $125,000 for interest rate buy-downs to help finance participation in community solar in the state with loans administered by VSECU, a credit union for everybody in Vermont. The time-limited interest rate buy-downs will be funded through support from the US DOE SunShot Initiative Rooftop Solar Challenge II and the CEDF.


    The program is open to individuals who live in the State of Vermont who will be off-takers of net-metered credits produced by a group net-metered community solar PV project. Both secured and unsecured loan options are available with terms up to 15 years and amounts up to $40,000. Interest rate buy-down amounts will be subtracted from VSECU’s current VGreen loan program rates. To learn more, visit:


    For more information, contact the program manager Ed Delhagen at 802-828-4099 or or Laurie Fielder at VSECU 802-371-3136,


  • October 28, 2015  

Request for Proposals, Grants for Wood Heating Systems:

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.


For additional information on the Clean Energy Development Fund, please Contact Us.

Responses to this RFP should be sent to the CEDF/Public Service Department at the following address:


           Andrew Perchlik

           Clean Energy Development Fund

VT Public Service Department

           112 State Street

           Montpelier, VT  05620-2601



Questions regarding this RFP can also be sent to Andrew at the addresses above (email preferred).  Only questions posed in writing by December 10, 2014 will be answered.