Stowe Electric has again partnered with Efficiency Vermont to provide for a robust incentive program and we are offering customers a range of rebates and discounts in 2021 towards the purchase and installation of technologies to help reduce fossil fuel consumption. Some of our rebates have been changed to a point of purchase incentive with an additional post-purchase utility rebate. This year we added an additional opportunity for those wishing to purchase and use an e-bike to help reduce their carbon footprint. Please see below for details.

Customers eligible for rebates of $600 or more will be required to submit a W-9 form with the rebate application.


COLD CLIMATE HEAT PUMPS - ductless and ducted

Decarbonizing Vermonters' heating needs will help us exceed state's carbon emissions reduction goals. Cold-climate heat pumps can be used to cut the reliance on heating oil or propane as they will work down to sub-zero temperatures to help heat your home. Stowe Electric provides different rebates for CCHPs depending on if they are Ductless or Ducted and the size of the units. 

ductless

In 2021, Stowe Electric is carrying over the $675 rebate offered in 2020. One change to this program is that this year we have combined forces with Efficiency Vermont to offer a portion of our original rebate as a discount at the point of purchase. Customers will work with a participating HVAC contractor to receive a point of sale discount of $250 for qualified units. 

Customers can then receive an additional $425.00 rebate for the qualifying outdoor unit by completing and submitting this form with your proof of purchase.

Please visit Efficiency Vermont website for more helpful information and details.

DUCTed

Through our partnership with Efficiency Vermont, customers purchasing a qualified ducted cold climate heat pump, are eligible to receive a point of sale discount. This incentive is jointly funded by Stowe Electric and Efficiency Vermont. Stowe's portion of the incentive ranges from $750 to $1,500. Please fill out the following form and submit directly to Stowe Electric. Your total savings could be from $1,000 to $2,000 per outdoor unit. Please visit Efficiency Vermont for more information.

Efficiency Vermont is also offering an additional $200 bonus for income-eligible Vermonters. You can download the required form on Efficiency Vermont's website or by clicking here

Unsure if a cold-climate heat pump is right for you? See Efficiency Vermont’s answers to some common questions. Call Efficiency Vermont at (888) 921-5990, or call Stowe Electric at (802) 253-7215 to speak to a representative.

Ready to take the next step?

Learn more about heat pumps from Efficiency Vermont.

Search Efficiency Vermont’s list of certified installers.

Search and compare qualifying products at Northeast Energy Efficiency Partnerships.

Learn the top eight ways to NOT use a heat pump (PDF)


ELECTRIC VEHICLES

Vermonters travel a lot by vehicle. Transportation makes up roughly 47% of Vermont’s green house gas emissions. Electric vehicles offer a real opportunity for Vermonters to cut their fossil fuel usage and cost less to operate and maintain than a traditional vehicle.

Thankfully, the State of Vermont and Stowe Electric are offering incentives that will help make the switch to an EV a little more affordable. Switching to an EV will help to cut carbon and the cost of your commute. 

STOWE ELECTRIC INCENTIVE

Just complete and submit this form with your proof of purchase to receive your rebate from Stowe Electric. 

Stowe Electric is offering the following incentives toward electric vehicles.

EV-Rebate-Table

VERMONT STATE INCENTIVE 

The State is offering incentives of up to $4,000 to Vermonters for the purchase or lease of an EV. Please visit Drive Electric Vermont's website for more information.

FEDERAL AND OTHER INCENTIVES

You may qualify for up to $7,500 in federal tax incentives depending on the size of the battery and your annual tax liablity. There are also incentives available directly from some automakeres and auto dealers. 

EV Info and Resources

Drive Electric Vermont is a great resource to help you decide if an electric vehicle is right for you and have tools and information to help you answer important questions including:

  • Comparisons of different models
  • Estimate how much owning and operating an AEV or PHEV would cost compared to a gas vehicle
  • Electric Vehicle Incentive Calculator
  • The other benefits of electric vehicle ownership
  • Find public charging stations across the state

WOOD PELLET STOVES

New high-efficiency wood pellet heating stoves can be a good option to reduce heating oil or propane use. Stowe Electric is offering a $150 rebate to its customers that purchased a qualifying unit on or after January 1, 2021.

Just complete this form and submit with your proof of purchase.

Click here for a list of qualifying pellet stove models.

Learn why the Vermont Department of Forests, Parks, and Recreation supports wood heating.

The US Department of Energy explains some of the benefits of choosing wood pellet heating.


HEAT PUMP WATER HEATERS

Stowe Electric has partnered with Efficiency Vermont to offer Stowe Electric customers a rebate for the purchase and installation of a qualifying Heat Pump Water Heater. Heat Pump Water Heaters can be two to three times as energy efficient as a standard electric resistance water heater.

Whether you are replacing a fossil-fueled water heater or an electric resistance water heater, follow the link below.

Stowe Electric Department Heat Pump Water Heater Information Submittal Form

Efficiency Vermont Heat Pump Water Heater Rebate


PUBLIC ELECTRIC VEHICLE CHARGING STATIONS

Stowe Electric is offering a rebate for Level 2 and DCFC Electric Vehicle Charging Stations installed at a workplace or for public use. Electric Vehicle Charging Stations are eligible for a $500 rebate per plug ($500 for a Station with one plug, $1,000 for a station with 2 plugs).

Just complete and submit this form with your proof of purchase to apply for a rebate.

Click here to learn more about Electric Vehicle Charging Equipment from Drive Electric Vermont.

ELECTRIC LAWNMOWERS

Stowe Electric customers that puchase a qualifying residental or commerical lawnmower may be eligible to receive a direct rebate of $75.00 for a residential or $1,500.00 for a commerical lawnmover. Just complete and submit this form with your proof of purchase to apply for a rebate.

Click here to learn more about the benefits of electric lawnmowers.

 

E-BIKES

New for 2021, Stowe Electric customers that puchase a qualifying Class 1 e-bike may be eligible to receive a direct rebate of $200. Just complete and submit this form with your proof of purchase to apply for a rebate.E-bikes utilize rechargeable lithium-ion battery packs to power a motor that provides pedal assistance to the rider. E-bikes offer users the opportuity to reduce combustion engine vehicle miles and reduce greenhouse gas emissions. 

Click here to learn more about the benefits of e-bikes..

 

The mission of Stowe Electric Department, a progressive municipal electric utility, is to provide its customers with dedicated, professional service in the most cost effective manner.

 

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