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Incentives/Policies for Renewables & Efficiency

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Small Commercial Refrigeration Incentive   

Last DSIRE Review: 02/27/2013
Program Overview:
State: Vermont
Incentive Type: State Rebate Program
Eligible Efficiency Technologies: Refrigerators, Lighting, Lighting Controls/Sensors, Motor VFDs, Commercial Refrigeration Equipment, Food Service Equipment
Applicable Sectors: Commercial, Industrial, Nonprofit, Agricultural, Institutional
Amount:Outside Air Economizers: $1,250
Evaporator Fan Motors: $20 - $100
Evaporator Fan Motor Controls: $550
Door/Frame Heater Controls: $50 per door
Case Light Occupancy Controls: $40
LED Refrigerator & Freezer Case Light Fixtures: $6 - $15 per foot
Energy Star Ice Machines: $50 - $75
Efficient Compressors: $200
Display Case Strip-Curtain & Continuous Covers: $6 per foot
Reach-In Refrigerators & Freezers: $200 - $400
Intelligent Freezer Defrost Controls: $150
Maximum Incentive:Incentives over $5,000 must be pre-approved
Equipment Requirements:LED equipment must be "DesignLights" approved.
All solid door and reach-in refrigerators must be Energy Star approved; UL-listed
Funding Source:Efficiency Vermont Public Benefit Fund
Expiration Date:06/30/2013
Web Site:

Efficiency Vermont offers financial incentives to cover the incremental costs of energy efficient refrigeration for commercial, industrial, agricultural and institutional buildings. To receive the rebate, complete the application at the program website and submit to Efficiency Vermont with required documentation and invoices. If the project will cost more than $5,000, the application should be submitted for pre-approval or approved over the phone with Efficiency Vermont. Only customers paying into the system benefits charge for Efficiency Vermont are eligible to apply for this rebate.

Custom rebates may be available; contact Efficiency Vermont directly.

Note: Burlington Electric Department (BED) Customers should contact BED directly.

  Public Information Officer
Efficiency Vermont
128 Lakeside Avenue
Suite 104
Burlington, VT 05401
Phone: (888) 921-5990
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