Burlington Electric Department

Administration rebuffed on call to cut energy efficiency funds

The Public Utility Commission’s order says continuing the same level of investment will save money for all utility customers in the long run.

Power import plan runs into grid capacity limits

A plan to bring electricity through Vermont to southern New England is hitting a snag: There isn’t enough room on the grid. That could require in-state renewable generators like Lowell to cut output.

Burlington Electric Launches EV Rebate Incentive Program

News Release — Burlington Electric Department May 30, 2017 Contact: Mike Kanarick 802.735.7962 Program Will Serve as Important Component of Net Zero Energy Strategy, Help Meet Renewable Energy Goals Burlington, VT – Burlington Electric today launched its first ever electric vehicle (EV) rebate incentive program, through which members of the Burlington community will be eligible […]

Burlington offers $1,200 rebate on electric cars

BURLINGTON — The city’s electric utility is offering a rebate for residents who purchase or lease new electric cars, officials announced Tuesday. The rebate is intended to help Burlington meet Vermont’s renewable energy standard. “Today’s launch serves as another example of Burlington Electric’s ongoing commitment to build a sustainable energy future that reduces carbon emissions […]

Electric buses get trial run in quest for sustainable transit

One is giving free rides on Green Mountain Transit routes. The Burlington Electric Department is using state money to help GMT and UVM try out the vehicles.

Energy Bill Assistance Grants Available to Help Low-Income Vermonters

News Release — Efficiency Vermont, Burlington Electric Department March 2, 2017 Contacts Alayna Howard, Efficiency Vermont, 802.540.7656 Mike Kanarick, Burlington Electric Department, 802.735.7962 Efficiency Vermont and Burlington Electric launch 3rd round of funding to non-profits to help ease energy burden of Vermonters around the state Burlington, VT – For a third year, Efficiency Vermont and […]

Burlington Electric Department and Green Mountain Power Alert Customers to Phone Scam

News Release — Green Mountain Power, Burlington Electric Dept. February 28, 2017 Contacts: Kristin Carlson, Green Mountain Power, 802.229.8200 Mike Kanarick, Burlington Electric Department, 802.735.7962 Burlington, VT – The Burlington Electric Department and Green Mountain Power today are warning customers about an ongoing bill payment phone scam. In a new wave of calls today, Burlington […]

Burlington Electric, Vermont Gas announce new energy saving program

BURLINGTON — The Burlington Electric Department and Vermont Gas are hoping a little friendly competition will induce city residents to be more energy efficient. A new website will allow customers to compare their energy use to people with similar housing and offer them a “wide-range of possible steps, services, and savings opportunities based upon each […]

Russian link to malware on Burlington Electric Department computer now in question

The Washington Post said it received bad information from anonymous authorities who leaked to them “without having all the facts.”

Russians penetrated Burlington Electric Department computer

The malware was found on a laptop computer not connected to the electric grid.

Burlington Electric Department and Green Mountain Power Alert Customers to Phone Scam

News Release — Green Mountain Power & Burlington Electric Dept. December 27, 2016 Contacts: Dorothy Schnure, Green Mountain Power, 802.655.8418 Mike Kanarick, Burlington Electric Department, 802.735.7962 Burlington, VT – The Burlington Electric Department and Green Mountain Power today are warning customers about an ongoing bill payment phone scam. In a new wave of calls today, […]

Moody’s Investors Service Upgrades Burlington Electric’s Credit Rating to A3

News Release — Burlington Electric Dept. December 20, 2016 Contact: Brian Lowe 802.735.3983 Moody’s Investors Service Upgrades Burlington Electric’s Credit Rating to A3 for First “A” Rating in over Six Years Recognizes Forward-Looking Financial Policies, Renewable Power Supply, Competitive Rates, Strong Management, Solid City Financial Position Burlington, VT – Moody’s Investors Service upgraded the Burlington Electric […]

Burlington Electric Continues Focus on 100 Percent Renewability with Addition of More Wind Energy

News Release — Burlington Electric Dept. December 15, 2016 Contact: Mike Kanarick 802.735.7962 Hancock Wind in Maine Will Supply Nine Percent of Burlington’s Energy Needs Burlington, Vt. – The Burlington Electric Department continues to focus on sourcing 100 percent of its power from renewable generation with the addition of a new source to its power […]

Burlington electric utility suggests battery-powered buses

It is proposing to set up a fund to help a transit provider buy the vehicles, which cost more than conventional buses. The move would help the utility meet requirements for cutting fossil fuel use.