BVES is committed to helping its customers manage their energy use and save money. The Energy Savings Assistance Program (ESA), offered to income qualified customers, provides energy-saving improvements at no charge. Program Participants must live in a house, mobile home or apartment and must meet the following income guidelines:

*Guidelines effective from: June 1, 2020 - May 31, 2021

Number of persons in household Total yearly household income
1-2 $34,480
3 $43,440
4 $52,400
5 $61,360
6 $70,320
7 $79,280
8 $88,240
For each additional person in your household add $8,960.
*Upper Limit Calculations = 200% of Federal Poverty Guidelines.

To apply for the ESA program, send an email to or contact our office during normal business hours at 1-800-808-BVES (2837).

Qualified customers may receive the following energy saving improvements:

  • Energy Efficient Refrigerator (mfr. year 1998 or before)
  • LED Lighting
  • Low Flow Showerheads
  • Faucet Aerators
  • Insulation
  • Weather Stripping
  • Caulking

Please note – some improvements are available only to customers using electric space and/or electric water heating