We’ve had reports of scammers calling some Burlingtonians threatening to shut off power for non-payment. If you receive calls like this, hang up. Also, we recommend you do not provide payment or personal information; do not engage with the caller; do not call back that number; and Call BED customer service at (802) 865-7300 to report the scam and any details, including the number the call came from, the caller’s name, and what the caller said.
The Vermont Emergency Rental Assistance Program (VERAP) is accepting applications to help renters with financial challenges related to the pandemic. Eligible Vermont renters may use VERAP for help with current and past due balances for rent, electricity, gas, water, sewer, trash removal, fuel oil, wood and pellets.
Net Zero Energy News
- Vermont’s Clean Electric Supply Delivers Carbon Progress in New State Report May 20, 2021 - Annual Carbon Emissions Inventory Reveals Biggest Emitters in Vermont Are Driving and Heating with Fossil Fuels, while Electric Supply Gets Cleaner
- Burlington Electric Department Proposes First Rate Increase in 12 Years May 18, 2021 - 7.5% Proposed Increase; Average Residential Bill Will Increase $4.92 Per Month.
- Burlington Green Stimulus Incentives Are Working and Have Been Extended into 2021 January 26, 2021 - Heat Pump Installations Under BED’s Net Zero Energy Programs Have Increased Fivefold and Allowed More Low-and Moderate-Income Burlingtonians to Strategically Electrify
- BED and DPW Encourage Burlington Residents, Businesses, and Nonprofits to Apply for Financial Assistance to Pay Past-Due Utility Bills December 3, 2020 - Grants Up to $10,000 Available to Help Burlingtonians Impacted by COVID-19; Deadline Is December 15
- Burlington Electric Department Awarded $550,000 from Economic Development Administration August 14, 2020 - Grant Will Provide Loans to Help Burlington Businesses Impacted by COVID-19 Make Building Ventilation and Energy Efficiency Improvements