Community Energy Services
Efficiency Vermont works with a broad range of statewide and local partners, including the Vermont Energy and Climate Energy Network (VECAN), a network of town energy coordinators and committees, to implement community energy programs (CEPs). We are also exploring opportunities to partner with other state and regional partners to implement community energy programs.
Efficiency Vermont develops local partnership programs to address energy savings opportunities for a broad range of customers, including but not limited to residential, municipal, schools, employers, small businesses, and low-income customers. We provide guidance and educational materials and, in some cases, training and financial support; local partners implement projects among their members, residents, and constituents.
Community energy programs offer a powerful approach to educating Vermonters about saving energy. CEPs reach people through the ways that they associate with each other – whether it is through their place of employment, where they live, or how they recreate. They are designed to raise people’s awareness of energy efficiency opportunities and help them to take advantage of incentives offered by Efficiency Vermont.
Some typical audiences for community energy programs include:
- Employees reached through their employers
- People of faith reached through their congregations
- Residents reached through local energy groups
- Businesses reached through business associations
Community energy programs embody “word-of-mouth” marketing with a reliance on local partners communicating directly to their members, residents, and other affiliations. CEPs allow partnerships with local organizations, institutions, businesses, and other entities to form and partners to work together to achieve energy efficiency goals. Sign up to learn more about community energy programs offered by Efficiency Vermont.