Information for Consumers - Natural Gas

 

Vermont has one natural gas distribution company, Vermont Gas Systems (VGS). VGS is subject to Vermont Public Utility Commission (PUC) rules regarding regulation of its service, including:

  • PUC Rule 3.200 - Ratepayer Deposits for Gas, Electric, Water, Telephone, and Cable Television Service
  • PUC Rule 3.300 - Disconnection of Residential Gas, Electric, and Water Service
  • PUC Rule 3.400 - Disconnection of Cable Television Service and Non-residential Electric, Gas, and Water Service

Low-Income Assistance Program

The Vermont Gas Energy Assistance Program can help low-income Vermonters afford natural gas for their homes. If determined eligible, you'll get a 20% discount off your monthly natural gas bill. Households with a gross monthly household income at or below 185% of the federal poverty level are elgible for the discount. To apply, download an application at the Economic Services Division's Vermont Gas Energy Assistance webpage.

Save Energy and Fuel

Visit the U.S. Department of Energy's useful webpage Save Electricity & Fuel to learn more about ways to reduce energy use and purchase energy efficient appliances.

Increase Your Home or Business Energy Efficiency

Vermont Gas Systems is an efficiency utility.  In cooperation with Efficiency Vermont, VGS can help you use energy efficiently through energy assessments, equipment rebates, financing, and practical advice to help you save money and meet your energy usage goals.