Here is updated information regarding the Green Mountain Power Energy Assistance Program. These changes were approved by the Public Service Board.
Rate payers got a credit on their October bill
The monthly fee for the Energy Assistance Program was reduced for rate payers
The Energy Assistance Program now has a “rolling arrears” forgiveness component. Applicants who are applying for the FIRST TIME and have never been enrolled in EAP can apply and be found eligible for arrears forgiveness. There is no time limit on this. This component will stay in place until the allotted funds ($450,000) are exhausted.
How do customers apply? Online: go to http://dcf.vermont.gov/esd/eap and print and application Phone: call the Utility Discount Eligibility Unit (UDEU) at 1-800-775-0516 and request an application Person: get an application at the local Economic Services Office or through a Community Partner such as Community Action or the Area Agency on Aging Applicants must fill out an application, sign it and send in a copy of their GMP bill. ESD will process the application, give the information to GMP who will apply the arrears and discount if eligible. The discount is monthly 25% off the first 600 KwH used. Please contact AHS.DCFESDFUELMGMT@vermont.gov if you have questions or need applications in your offices.