Public Hearing Transcript: May 9, 2018, at city Hall in Burlington, VT │Regarding the Joint Petition for Approvals by Champlain Broadband, LLC; City of Burlington d/b/a Burlington Telecom; Blue Water Holdings, LLC
PUC Case #18-0491-PET
Today, the PUC issued this press release announcing a newly published net-metering checklist. Now, anyone applying for a certificate of public good (“CPG”) for a ground-mounted net-metering system with a capacity of more than 50 kW can ensure all documents are completed accurately before submitting them to the PUC. The PUC Net-Metering Web page contains details about the net-metering program, including useful links to statutes, forms and instructional materials.
The May 8, 2018, memo from ePUC Project Manager Ann Bishop describing n an easier way to obtain ePUC document numbers for inclusion on lists of pre-filed testimony and exhibits provided at evidentiary hearings.
The Vermont PUC mandatory biennial update of the Net-Metering Program shows that "adjustments are necessary to ensure that the net-metering program remains financially sustainable, with a balance between the pace of net-metering development and the program’s impact on electric rates."
One member of the public who attended the hearing stated that, while the overall rate reduction was appreciated, the 4 percent increase in the daily access and distribution charges afforded too high a rate-of-return for Vermont Gas System, Inc. and should instead be 1.8 percent, or more in line with inflation.