Energy Efficiency Charge Rates

The Energy Efficiency Utility (EEU) Program is funded by a volumetric charge on customers' bills, known as the Energy Efficiency Charge (EEC). The EEC rates apply to electric service and natural gas service.

EEC rates are expressed in terms related to customers' consumption. For example, customers pay based on the number of kWh used in a given month and, for customers served under a demand rate, customers pay based on the number of kW that they are billed for each month.

The EEC rates are set by the Commission each year using the process and methodology set forth in Commission Rule 5.300.

The 2016 EEC Rates for Customers of All Electric Utilities except the City of Burlington Electric Department (BED)

Rates for Customers without Demand Charges

Residential:  $0.01281/kWh
Commercial:  $0.01094/kWh
Industrial:  $0.00775/kWh

Rates for Customers with Demand Charges

Commercial demand customers:  $0.00704/kWh plus $1.1178/kW
Industrial demand customers:  $0.00525/kWh plus $1.2125/kW

Rates for Unmetered Street and Security Light Customers

$0.0109/kWh times the nominal wattage of the light times 360 hours per month

2016 EEC Rates for BED Customers

Rates for Customers without Demand Charges

Residential:  $0.00979/kWh
Commercial:  $0.00871/kWh
Industrial:  $0.00699/kWh

Rates for Customers with Demand Charges

Commercial demand customers:  $0.00534/kWh plus $1.3457/kW
Industrial demand customers:  $0.00455/kWh plus $1.8678/kW

Rates for Unmetered Street and Security Light Customers

$0.0087/kWh times the nominal wattage of the light times 354 hours per month

2016 EEC Rates for Vermont Gas Systems, Inc. (VGS) Customers

Residential:  $0.0453/Ccf
Residential Low Income:  $0.0362/Ccf
G1 Class:  $0.0428/Ccf
G2 Class:  $0.0332/Ccf
G3 Class:  $0.0334/Ccf
G4 Class:  $0.0258/Ccf
Interruptible:  $0.0186/Ccf

On November 9, 2016, the Commission issued an Order establishing the 2017 EEC rates for all electric customers.

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Judith C. Whitney
Clerk of the Commission
112 State Street
Montpelier, VT  05620-2701
(802) 828-2358
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