Recent PUC Actions
Public Utility Commission Emergency Rule 2.500
Public Utility Commission adopts Emergency Rule 2.500. This emergency rule amends various filing and procedural requirements and provides alternative procedures to reduce or eliminate in-person contact between members of the public and Commission staff or other members of the public to reduce the risk of exposure to the COVID-19 virus. Forms were filed with the Secretary of State.
Standard Offer and Purchasing Agent RFP
The Vermont Public Utility Commission (“Commission) is seeking a Standard Offer Facilitator to manage the Standard Offer Program established under 30 V.S.A. § 8005a. The Commission is also seeking Purchasing Agent to manage a limited number of legacy power purchase contracts made pursuant to the Public Utilities Regulatory Policies Act. The Commission has received two proposals from entities interested in providing these services. The public is invited to comment on the proposals by May 29, 2020.
Independent Auditor of VT Energy Efficiency Utility Fund RFP
The Vermont Public Utility Commission (“Commission”) is soliciting proposals from independent accounting firms to perform annual fiscal year audits of the financial statements of the Vermont Energy Efficiency Utility Fund (“EEU Fund”) for the twelve months ending June 30, 2020, and June 30, 2021. Any response to this request for proposals (“RFP”) must be submitted to the Commission by May 15, 2020.
PUC Issues 2019 Annual Report
The Vermont Public Utility Commission issued a report summarizing its 2019 activities.
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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
PUC Issues Report to Legislature on Energy Efficiency Utility Fund Revenues and Expenditures for 2018
The Public Utility Commission has issued its annual report to the Legislature pursuant to 30 V.S.A. Section 209(d)(3)(A) documenting the energy efficiency utility fund revenues and expenditures for 2018.
PUC Issues Report to Legislature on Self-Managed Energy Efficiency Programs for 2019
The Public Utility Commission has issued its annual report to the Legislature pursuant to 30 V.S.A. § 209(j)(4)(G) concerning the self-managed energy efficiency programs for 2019.
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.
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.