Vermont Public Power Supply Authority (VPPSA) and Efficiency Vermont are teaming up with three Vermont public power utilities -- Hardwick Electric Department, Lyndonville Electric Department, and Morrisville Water & Light -- to provide tools for electric customers in each town to save money by lowering the cost of investing in energy efficiency.
Customers of the three electric utilities can reduce their energy use by selecting one of three free energy savings kits, depending on where they want to focus their energy efficiency efforts:
- Connected home -- This kit includes two 60w equivalent smart dimmable LEDs, one Wi-Fi controlled smart outlet, and one smart motion occupancy sensor;
- Water efficiency -- This kit includes four general-purpose 60w equivalent LEDs, one kitchen aerator, two bathroom aerators, one single-function showerhead with TSV ShowerStart, one leak detection toilet dye tab, and one toilet tank bank;
- Whole home -- This kit includes two general-purpose 60w equivalent LEDs, two general-purpose 100w equivalent LEDs, one Tier 1 Advanced Power Strip, two bathroom aerators, and one LED pathway guide swivel night light.
VPPSA said that 2022 might be the year for low-and-moderate-income households to consider investing a high efficiency cold climate heat pump, as VPPSA and Efficiency Vermont will add $800 to existing incentives already available for an additional $1,000 on top of their point-of-purchase rebates.
Utility customers who are in the market for a new appliance can take advantage of a $200 appliance coupon available through the partnership. The coupon applies to energy efficient products including refrigerators, air purifiers, air conditioners, freezers, clothes washers, and clothes dryers.
In addition to support for residential customers, Efficiency Vermont will also conduct targeted outreach to area businesses, local governments, and nonprofit organizations to identify energy saving opportunities.
VPPSA provides municipal electric utility members with a broad spectrum of services and solutions, including regulatory assistance, financial planning, and power supply.
VPPSA members include Barton Village, Village of Enosburg Falls, Hardwick Electric Department, Village of Jacksonville Electric Company, Village of Johnson Electric Department, Ludlow Electric Light Department, Lyndonville Electric Department, Morrisville Water & Light Department, Town of Northfield Electric Department, Village of Orleans, and Swanton Village Electric Department.