There are a variety of ways that members are participating in the generation of distributed energy. Please do not hesitate to contact us if you have questions about any of these options. Please also read VEC's Interconnection Guidelines if you are considering interconnecting energy sources to VEC's distribution network.
Co-op Community Solar
Later this summer, construction will begin on VEC's first Co-op Community Solar project. The one-megawatt project in Alburgh is expected to be available for co-op members to sponsor and receive credits back on their bills later in 2016.
Net metering is a program instituted by Vermont law that allows members to connect small-scale renewable energy systems to the grid and receive credit on their electric bills. VEC's net metering program has reached the cap for 2016 but will open again for 2017.
Sustainably Priced Energy Enterprises (SPEED) Standard Offer
SPEED is typically applied to larger scale renewable energy systems. The SPEED resources are essentially generation sites where all the Vermont utilities are required to buy their retail sale load share.This type of system requires dedicated metering and communications. The Standard Offer sets retail rates for qualifying renewable energy systems.