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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.                                                              


 

Recent PUC Actions

PUC Issues Recommendations to Accelerate EV Use in Vermont

The PUC submitted a report to the Vermont State Legislature describing ways to promote the ownership and use of electric vehicles (“EVs”) in Vermont. The report sets forth extensive recommendations for actions to be taken by State government, electric utilities, and third-party suppliers and installers of EV charging equipment to accelerate the transition to electric transportation, i.e., creating State incentives for the purchase of EVs and encouraging electric utilities to develop new rate structures that make Vermont an economically welcoming place for both EV drivers and charging station operators.  

PUC to Consider Ways to Facilitate Review of Net-Metering Systems

The Vermont Public Utility Commission opened a proceeding to consider ways to facilitate the review of net-metering systems, including net-metered solar projects. The goal is part of the Commission’s ongoing effort to clarify and streamline the review process wherever possible, while also ensuring that the Commission and all stakeholders can review the potential impacts of a project before the Commission determines whether a project serves the public good. Revisions to  Commission Rule 5.100, which governs the construction and operation of net-metering projects in Vermont, are possible.

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PUC Seeks Feedback on Customer Satisfaction

The Public Utility Commission invites participation in a short customer satisfaction survey about customers’ procedural experience interacting with the Commission.  The survey results will be used to help improve the Commission’s performance.  The survey will be open until July 26, 2019.

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.

Tips for Using ePUC

ePUC is an electronic filing and case management system that you can use to find information about Commission cases and read documents related to those cases. Most types of new cases can be filed in ePUC; subsequent phases of ePUC will go live later in 2018. Information on how to use ePUC, including the current version of the Commission’s Procedures for Electronic Filing Using ePUC, is available.

List of cases filed with the Commission prior to January 17, 2017, that will be processed in ePUC

Contact Information

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