Efficiency Vermont, the statewide Energy Efficiency Utility, in partnership with the Department of Public Service (Department) and the Agency of Commerce and Community Development (ACCD), invites commercial and industrial customers to respond to this Request for Proposals (RFP) to be considered for participation in the Energy Savings Account (ESA) Pilot program.
To be eligible to participate in the pilot, customers must pay at least $5,000 in electric Energy Efficiency Charges (EEC) annually. Facilities served by Burlington Electric Department are not eligible.
An initial RFP, posted on May 24, 2019, did not result in the ESA being fully subscribed. For this reason, the Public Utilities Commission has enabled a second round of responses to be collected. Selected participants from the initial RFP need not respond again. For all others, responding to this RFP is required to be considered for participation in the ESA Pilot.
Responses to this RFP must be delivered electronically to Efficiency Vermont by 5:00 p.m. EDT on Friday, August 30, 2019. Efficiency Vermont will not accept responses submitted after 5:00 p.m. EDT on that date. Please submit your response electronically via e-mail to: ESAinfo@efficiencyvermont.org with RFP Submittal for ESA Pilot in the subject line.
Efficiency Vermont will respond to questions regarding this RFP as follows: Efficiency Vermont will accept questions regarding requirements of the RFP until 5:00 p.m. EDT on Friday, August 9, 2019 via e-mail only, to ESAinfo@efficiencyvermont.org with RFP Submittal for ESA Pilot in the subject line. Efficiency Vermont will post answers on the Efficiency Vermont website (https://www.efficiencyvermont.com/about/requests-for-proposals) no later than 5:00 p.m. EDT, Wednesday, August 14, 2019. Efficiency Vermont will not address questions regarding the RFP submitted after 5.00 p.m. EDT, Thursday, August 8, 2019 2019.
Created under Act No. 150, Sec. 2 of the 2017-2018 Vermont Legislative Session (H.739). See Attachment A.
To participate customers must have paid at least $5,000 in EEC over the last year or the average of last 3 years EEC exceeds $5,000 or the customer is in a new building and estimates paying an EEC of at least $5,000.
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