Agricultural Lighting and Equipment Rebate Program (Vermont)

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Last modified on February 12, 2015.

Financial Incentive Program

Place Vermont

Name Agricultural Lighting and Equipment Rebate Program
Incentive Type State Rebate Program
Applicable Sector Agricultural
Eligible Technologies Agricultural Equipment, Custom/Others pending approval, Lighting, Lighting Controls/Sensors, Motor VFDs, Processing and Manufacturing Equipment, Refrigerators, Commercial Refrigeration Equipment, Unspecified technologies, LED Lighting, Engine Block Heater Timers
Active Incentive Yes
Implementing Sector State/Territory
Energy Category Energy Efficiency Incentive Programs
Amount Varies according to technology; prescriptive and custom rebates available

Equipment Requirements Must be new
Expiration Date 2013-06-30
Funding Source Efficiency Vermont Public Benefit Fund
Installation Requirements Must be installed in agricultural operations; rebate reservation is required and pre-approval is required for projects with rebate payments greater than $5000.

Program Administrator Efficiency Vermont

References DSIRE[1]


In Vermont, agricultural operations are eligible for prescriptive and customized incentives on equipment proven to help make farms more efficient. Prescriptive rebates are available for lighting (free to $175 per fixture, depending on the type of fixture or lighting) and for a variety of equipment including plate coolers, variable speed milk transfer systems, heat recovery units, milk vacuum pumps VFD and sap vacuum pumps VFD, among others. Several rebates target dairy farmers specifically.

Customized rebates may be available for additional items. Efficiency Vermont is available to work with agricultural operations to find the best opportunities for efficiency upgrades. Call Efficiency Vermont at: 888-921-5990 ext. 1053 to talk with the Farm Project Manager. All rebates must be reserved and larger projects must be pre-approved.

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

Incentive Contact

Contact Name Public Information Officer
Department Efficiency Vermont
Address 128 Lakeside Avenue, Suite 401
Place Burlington, Vermont
Zip/Postal Code 05401
Phone (888) 921-5990


  • Incentive and policy data are reviewed and approved by the N.C. Solar Center's DSIRE project staff.[1]


  1. 1.0 1.1  "Database of State Incentives for Renewables and Efficiency (DSIRE)"