News Release — Vermont Gas
February 2, 2016
Beth Parent, Corporate Communications Manager, Vermont Gas Systems
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Company to enhance efficiency programs in 2016
South Burlington, Vt. – Vermont Gas Systems announced that this week it is officially an Energy Efficiency Utility (EEU) as designated by the Vermont Public Service Board.
“For the past two decades, our customers and the environment have benefited tremendously from our nationally recognized efficiency programs. This designation reinforces our commitment to build on our efficiency services to help our customers cut costs and reduce carbon emissions,” said Don Rendall, Vermont Gas President and CEO. The company serves customers in Franklin and Chittenden counties and is expanding to Addison County.
With the EEU designation, Vermont Gas will continue and expand the benefits of energy efficiency to more of its 50,000 customers. The company’s energy efficiency program has received national accolades including the Environmental Protection Agency’s 2012 ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year. Vermont Gas customers will see a separate line item on their monthly bill for investment in energy efficiency that was previously included in other categories.
“The cheapest and cleanest energy is what we don’t use. We have helped over 30,000 families and businesses reduce their carbon footprint and save money through greater energy efficiency and we look forward to working with thousands of customers this year,” Rendall said.
Vermont Gas’ efficiency programs save customers about $14 million a year, up nearly $1 million in 2015 alone. In addition, in just two counties where Vermont Gas operates, those customers avoid emissions equal to three percent of Vermont’s cars and light trucks. For more information on Vermont Gas’ energy efficiency programs, please visit www.VermontGas.com/efficiency.