The SMEEP allows certain eligible transmission and industrial electric customers to be exempt from the energy efficiency charge provided the customer commits to spending an annual average of $500,000 or $1.5 million over three years, depending on when the customer became eligible based on its energy efficiency charge.
Approved by the Commission in its December 28, 2009, Order, the Self-Managed Energy Efficiency Program allows an eligible customer to be exempt from the energy efficiency charge ("EEC") provided the customer commits to certain spending on energy efficiency investments.
Eligible customers must demonstrate they have an existing comprehensive energy-management program with annual objectives (or demonstrate certification of ISO standard 14001.). Additionally, customers must commit to investing the minimum spending levels identified under Vermont law.
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To learn more about participating in SMEEP and its application process, search ePUC by using the "All Cases" search, typing "self-managed" or "SMEEP" in the "Case Name" field, and clicking the Search button. (To find all cases related to the SMEEP program, search twice, once using "self-managed" and the other using "SMEEP.") When reading documents about SMEEP, please note that the requirement for a self-managed energy efficiency program was originally codified in 30 V.S.A. § 209(h). However, in 2013, changes were made to § 209 such that the requirement is now codified in 30 V.S.A. § 209(j).