About the Vermont Small Scale Renewable Energy Incentive Program

The Vermont Small Scale Renewable Energy Incentive Program (SSREIP) is the state incentive program designed and funded by the Clean Energy Development Fund, and is intended to help Vermonters install renewable energy systems in their homes and businesses. We have provided incentives for solar electric, wind, and micro-hydro systems in the past, and currently provide incentives for advanced wood heating and solar water heating. The Renewable Energy Resource Center (RERC), a project of the Vermont Energy Investment Corporation, administers the incentive program and provides consumer education and support services relative to the program.

The Renewable Energy Resource Center

The Renewable Energy Resource Center (RERC) provides consumers with information and program application forms for the Vermont SSREIP. The RERC also provides information on the economic and environmental benefits of renewable energy, and locates dealers and advice that can help you make better choices when purchasing and installing a renewable energy system. See the Retired Incentives and Progress Reports to learn more. RERC is a project of the Vermont Energy Investment Corporation.

Clean Energy Development Fund

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 in Vermont of cost-effective and environmentally sustainable electric power resources, primarily with respect to renewable energy resources, and the use in Vermont of combined heat and power technologies. The Vision for the CEDF is to serve the citizens of Vermont by increasing local small-scale renewable energy generation while maximizing associated economic development. The Fund coordinates with other state programs and private entities to integrate and advance renewable energy across all sectors of the State’s energy economy.

View the CEDF Website

Vermont Energy Investment Corporation

Founded in 1986, VEIC is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to reducing the economic and environmental costs of energy use. Through our comprehensive energy efficiency utilities and implementation and consulting services, we work with utilities, government agencies, and foundations in the design and delivery of energy efficiency and renewable energy services.

View the VEIC website