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The Public Utility Commission is an independent, three-member, quasi-judicial commission that regulates the siting of electric and natural gas infrastructure and supervises the rates, quality of service, and overall financial management of Vermont's public utilities: electric, gas, energy efficiency, telecommunications, cable television (terms of service only, not rates), water and large wastewater companies.                                                             


Information about changes to the Public Utility Commission's operations due to the new coronavirus known as COVID-19  -  Updated 3-27-20

 

Recent PUC Actions

PUC Issues 2019 Annual Report

The Vermont Public Utility Commission issued a report summarizing its 2019 activities.

PUC Issues Report to Legislature on All-Fuels Efficiency in Vermont

The Vermont Public Utility Commission (“Commission”) submitted its report on all-fuels efficiency in Vermont  to the House Committee on Energy and Technology and the Senate Committee on Natural Resources and Energy. The report highlights the need for additional funding and parallel comprehensive efficiency programs in Vermont’s heating and transportation sectors. This report lays out Vermont’s existing energy-related goals, programs, and funding sources as a necessary starting point for identifying program and funding gaps that prevent Vermont from achieving its goals and in order to identify opportunities for additional program coordination.

PUC Issues Report on Potential Fees for Electric Vehicle Charging

The PUC submitted a report to the Vermont State Legislature explaining the potential effects from the imposition of fees on the charging of electric vehicles in Vermont.  The report explores a variety of ways to make sure that drivers of electric vehicles pay their fair share of the costs of maintaining Vermont’s roadways and makes recommendations to ensure that the collection of any such fees does not create barriers to the continued adoption of electric vehicles by Vermonters.  The report also explores issues associated with the costs and benefits of electric vehicle charging to Vermont’s utilities and utility customers.  Please see correction to footnote 64.

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Tips for Using ePUC

ePUC is an online case management system used for filing, finding and accessing Commission case documents. All new cases can be filed in ePUC.  Information on how to use ePUC, including the Commission’s Procedures for Electronic Filing Using ePUC, is available.

Two New ePUC Guidance Memos Issued

• Memo re Finding Related Cases

• Memo re Compliance Filings When CPG is Amended or Transferred

New Application Fee for In-State Generation Facilities

Act 70, which was signed into law on June 18, 2019, requires applicants for generation facilities within Vermont, including all net-metering facilities, to pay an application fee to the Department of Public Service.  The application fee provides financial support for the regulatory processing and review of generation facilities conducted by the Department of Public Service and the Public Utility Commission ("Commission"). Effective July 1, 2019, any application to construct or modify a generation facility that is filed with the Commission must include a form indicating that the fee has been paid.

Contact Information

Judith C. Whitney
Clerk of the Commission
112 State Street
Montpelier, VT  05620-2701
(802) 828-2358
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