VEPP Inc.

 

VEPP Inc. is a not-for-profit business that administrates two of Vermont’s Renewable Energy Programs under a services contract with the Vermont Public Service Board. 

VEPP Inc. was started in 1996 as a collaboration between Independent Power Producers and the Vermont Utilities.  VEPP Inc. is governed by a Board of Directors consisting of four Vermont Utility executives, four Independent Power Producers and three “Public Directors”.  The three Public Directors are appointed by the Commissioner of the Department of Public Service and have the important role on the Board of representing the interests of the ratepayers.  The VEPP Inc. Board of Directors meets quarterly in open meetings.

Day-to-day management of VEPP Inc. is the responsibility of VEPP Inc.’s Executive Director Carolyn Alderman, Esq.  The Executive Director directs a small staff of accountants and administrators whose core function is billing and payment for the generation from more than 50 renewable energy projects.

 

PROGRAMS ADMINISTERED BY VEPP INC.

STANDARD OFFER PROGRAM portal (click here )
The Standard Offer Program was enacted by the Vermont Legislature in 2009 to encourage the development of renewable energy in Vermont.  The Program provides developers of new renewable energy projects with a long term contract.  The rate is determined through an annual Request for Proposals released on April 1st of each year.  The next Request for Proposal released on April 1, 2016 will be for 7.5 MW.  The maximum project size is 2.2 MW.  For more information on the Standard Offer Program please contact VEPP Inc., the Standard Offer Facilitator, at 802.362.0748.

 

RULE 4.100 PROGRAM portal (click here)
The Rule 4.100 Program is Vermont’s implementation of the Public Utility Regulatory Policies Act (PURPA) enacted by the United States Congress in 1978.  The Program provides developers of new and existing renewable energy projects with a long term contract.  The rate is determined through an annual avoided cost rate setting.  For the most recent avoided cost rates click here: AVOIDED COST RATES.  For more information on the Rule 4.100 Program please contact VEPP Inc., the Purchasing Agent, at 802.362.0748.