Recent PUC Actions
The Vermont Public Utility Commission has produced three new guides to make it easier for members of the public to participate in the Commission’s regulatory proceedings. A Citizen’s Guide to the Public Utility Commission and Public Participation and Intervention in Proceedings Before the Public Utility Commission will be available as handouts at public hearings; A Guide to Evidentiary Hearings will be provided to non-lawyers who have been granted party status in cases with an evidentiary hearing.
PROPOSAL DUE DATE: November 5, 2018, 2:00 pm
The Commission seeks a registered engineer experienced in the design and investigation of dams to provide services related to:
(a) Green Mountain Power Corp. petition to implement physical improvements and operational changes to the Marshfield #6 dam at its Molly’s Falls Hydroelectric Facility in Cabot, Marshfield, and Peacham, Vermont; and
(b) Investigation into safety concerns related to the Marshfield #6 dam and GMP’s Emergency Action Plan.
On September 21, 2018, the Vermont Public Utility Commission opened an investigation into Green Mountain Power Corporation’s proposed rate design changes to take effect April 1, 2019. A public hearing is scheduled on October 10, 2018, in Rutland. The deadline for intervention in this case is October 11, 2018. Prospective parties should intervene as soon as practicable. The Commission’s Order opening the investigation and schedule for the case may be found here.
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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.
On August 30, 2018, the Commission issued an order amending the Commission's Procedures for Electronic Filing Using ePUC. The changes include:
- Eliminating the need to file a hard copy of documents filed electronically in ePUC with the exception of documents filed in tariff cases.
- Expanding the use of ePUC to all matters before the Commission with the exception of telecommunications tariff cases.
- Incorporating the requirement previously described in memoranda that lists of prefiled testimony and exhibits for documents previously filed in ePUC include the document number assigned to each document by ePUC.
- Clarifying that a filer must contact the Clerk of the Commission before filing a document in ePUC in a case with a status of "closed."
List of cases filed with the Commission prior to January 17, 2017, that will be processed in ePUC