GMP - Biomass Grants (Vermont)

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Financial Incentive Program

Place Vermont

Name GMP - Biomass Grants
Incentive Type Utility Grant Program
Applicable Sector Agricultural
Eligible Technologies Anaerobic Digestion
Active Incentive No
Incentive Inactive Date 2012-12-04
Implementing Sector Utility
Energy Category Renewable Energy Incentive Programs
Amount Incentive packages awarded on case-by-case basis

Start Date 2004-04-07
Expiration Date 2012-12-31
Funding Source Cow Power tariff

Program Administrator Central Vermont Public Service Corporation (CVPS)

References Database of State Incentives for Renewables and Efficiency[1]


Note: In 2012, CVPS merged with Green Mountain Power. The biomass program has ended.</b>

Under terms of the sale of the Vermont Yankee Nuclear Power Corporation by multiple Vermont utilities to Entergy Nuclear, Central Vermont Public Service Corporation (CVPS) received credits from Nuclear Electric Insurance, Limited (NEIL) and American Nuclear Insurers (ANI). In approving the sale, the Vermont Public Service Board determined that "a significant portion" of NEIL and ANI credit amounts received by CVPS should be used toward the development and use of renewable-energy resources.

The CVPS Renewable Development Fund encouraged the development of new renewable-energy projects that utilize anaerobic digestion of agricultural products, byproducts or wastes to produce electricity. This fund provided grants and other incentives, and a full time dedicated project coordinator, to support project development, project operations and interconnection to the grid. The amount and types of awards were made on a case-by-case basis. As of April 2012, the fund has supported ten farm projects that are operational, one under construction, and two in permitting stages of development. The fund has addditional technical and project management support to other farm projects (for example, several net-metered systems).

Incentive Contact

Contact Name Dave Dunn
Department Green Mountain Power
Address 67 Merchants Row, Suite 104
Place Rutland, Vermont
Zip/Postal Code 05701
Phone (802) 353-1456


Authorities (Please contact the if there are any file problems.)

Authority 1: Vermont Public Service Board Order, Docket 6545
Date Effective 2004-04-07

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


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