Clean Energy Development Fund Releases RFP for $1.6 Million Modern Wood Heating Program for Windham County
Montpelier, Vermont – The Public Service Department’s Clean Energy Development Fund (CEDF) released today a request for proposals (RFP) to design and administer a modern wood heating program in, and for the benefit of, Windham County, Vermont. The CEDF has allocated $1.6 million of the funds reserved for Windham County for the creation of a modern wood heating program focused on installing efficient wood pellet/chip heating systems in schools and municipal buildings in Windham County.
This RFP is a continuation of the CEDF’s recently established strategic focus on modern wood heating throughout Vermont.
Through this RFP, the CEDF plans to issue a contract (or contracts) for the design, development, implementation, and administration of a modern wood heating program(s) in Windham County starting in 2015. The CEDF goals for the program are four-fold:
- Develop the modern wood heating market in Windham County with a focus on school and municipal buildings and an emphasis on local economic development.
- Leverage the program activity and funds to maximize the number of energy efficiency measures completed at buildings installing modern wood heating systems.
- Leverage the program activity and funds to maximize the cost effectiveness and energy cost savings of the modern wood heating systems installed.
- Maximize the number of modern wood heating systems installed and/or the amount of square footage heated with modern wood heating appliances.
The full RFP is available on the CEDF’s web page: