About This Survey

The Vermont Department of Public Service (VT DPS) is looking for feedback to help gain a better understanding of the energy-related issues that are important to your business and to the larger commercial and industrial community in Vermont.  As part of this effort, VT DPS invites VT business owners (or their authorized representatives) to participate in a survey on these topics.  Please Note:  All questions / responses are optional.  Please complete this survey on or before 30 November 2017 for best results.

* 1. Please enter your name and business contact information

* 2. In what town is your business located (if different from mailing address)?

* 3. Is this a home business?

* 4. Does your business own or rent its office and related business facilities?

* 5. What size is your business?

* 6. How many employees does your business have?

* 7. What is your business’ sector (i.e. what business are you in)?

* 8. What is your business’ electric rate?

* 9. What is your business’ natural gas rate?

* 10. What other fuels does your business use?

* 11. Who is your business’ electric utility?

* 12. Who is your business’ electric efficiency utility?

* 13. Has your business participated in any electric or natural gas energy efficiency program(s) and / or received incentives for energy efficient products / equipment?

* 14. If you answered "Yes" to Question #13 (above), please tell us what program(s) your business participated in.  If you answered "No" to Question #13, please tell us why your business has not participated in any program(s).

* 15. If your business participated in any electric or natural gas energy efficiency program(s), were you satisfied?

* 16. If You answered "Yes" to Question #15 (above):  What would you describe as the best parts of the program(s) / your experience?

* 17. If You answered "No" to Question #15 (above):  What, if any, parts of the program(s) / your experience were you not satisfied with?

* 18. (If you have not already given feedback on this topic above) What would make the existing electric or natural gas energy efficiency program(s) / incentive(s) more beneficial to your company?

* 19. What has the biggest impact on your ability to successfully operate your business in the State of VT?  (Please rank.)

* 20. What is your biggest concern re:  energy and your business?  (Please rank.)

* 21. (If you have not already given feedback on this topic above)  Is your business aware of the existence of self-managed energy efficiency programs (currently named “Customer Credit Program” and “Energy Savings Account” program) in VT?

* 22. Would your business be interested in participating in a more in-depth survey, interview, meeting or call on related topics in the future?

* 23. If your business has any other thoughts / comments you would like to share, please write-in:

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