Financial Assistance Programs
BED continues to focus on supporting our customers who have experienced pandemic-related financial hardships and reminds our customers about the availability of the following assistance programs:
Assistance is available to all income-qualified customers in the form of a monthly bill credit of 12.5%.
Vermont HAP helps homeowners prevent home foreclosure and displacement with assistance for overdue mortgage payments, homeowners association fees, property taxes, and utilities.
Vermont Emergency Rental
VERAP helps renters with pandemic-related financial challenges pay for rent, electricity, gas, water, sewer, trash removal, fuel oil, wood and pellets.
Net Zero Energy Podcast
The City of Burlington, Vermont’s goal is to reduce, and eventually eliminate, fossil fuel usage. In this podcast series, Burlington’s Director of Sustainability Jennifer Green and her guests will be sharing ways we can all reduce our energy usage for heating, driving, and everything else we plug in.
The Soda Plant | Steve Conant
Steven Conant, owner of The Soda Plant complex on Pine Street talks about the history of the Soda Plant, today’s diverse assortment of businesses and organizations, and his efforts to reduce fossil fuel usage throughout. Renovations began in 2018 to insulate, weatherize, add heat pump. What’s next?
Home Updates and Champlain Housing Trust | Chip Patullo
South End resident Chip Patullo debunks common concerns about heat pumps, shares great advice on how to start weatherizing your house, and he talks about his work with the Champlain Housing Trust.
Building Electrification Ballot Item 2023 | Cristina Garcia and Caytie Campbell-Orrock
Deputy Directors at the Building Electrification Institute and strategic electrification experts discuss the ballot item for Town Meeting Day 2023 concerning a proposed carbon pollution fee for large buildings in Burlington.
Old Spokes Home | Jon Copans
Biking is the most energy efficient way for people to get around. Executive Director of Old Spokes Home Jon Copans talks about their mission to make bikes more accessible and affordable for all Burlingtonians and how Old Spokes Home is helping us achieve our Net Zero Energy goal.
Net Zero Energy News
- Statement by Burlington Electric Department and International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local 300 Leadership in Response to Proposed Legislation Supported by Renewable Energy Vermont February 1, 2023 - Burlington, VT – The following leaders at Burlington Electric Department (BED) and International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) Local 300 made
- Mayor Miro Weinberger, City Departments, Hula, BHS Students, and Environmental Partners Promote New Climate Policies to Help City Pursue Net Zero Energy Goal January 24, 2023 - Highlight Town Meeting Day Ballot Item that Would Include Carbon Pollution Impact Fee
- Rebates for 2023 January 13, 2023 - Burlington Electric Department customers now have available the best combination of electrification incentives ever along Burlington’s path to Net Zero
- Mayor Miro Weinberger, Burlington Electric, and Partners Announce New Incentives and On-Bill Financing Program January 11, 2023 - Coupled with State and Federal Funds, New and Expanded Electrification Incentives Will Provide Significant Financial Assistance to Burlingtonians
- Public Meeting: Update to BED’s Energy Efficiency Program Plans December 6, 2022 - Join us: December 12, 2022 6:00pm