Act 174 Working Group

Pursuant to Act 174, the Vermont Legislature has directed the formation of a working group to review the current processes for citizen participation in Vermont Public Utility Commission proceedings. The mission of the Act 174 Working Group is to make recommendations to promote increased ease of citizen participation in those proceedings. As part of this review, the Act 174 Working Group will prepare and submit written recommendations in December of 2016 to the House and Senate Committees on Natural Resources and Energy, the Senate Committee on Finance, and the Joint Energy Committee.

The Act 174 Working Group is comprised of the following members:
Senator Virginia Lyons, Working Group Chair, Senate Committee on Natural Resources and Energy
Representative Tony Klein, House Committee on Natural Resources and Energy
Superior Court Judge Robert Mello
Commissioner Christopher Recchia, Department of Public Service
Commissioner Margaret Cheney, Public Utility Commission


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Working Group Meetings

The ninth meeting was held on December 6, 2016, in the Susan M. Hudson Hearing Room, Third Floor, 112 State Street, Montpelier, VT. Minutes - Agenda - Audio
The eighth meeting was held on Thursday, November 17, 2016. Minutes - Agenda - Audio
The seventh meeting was held on Thursday, November 3, 2016. Minutes - Agenda - Audio
The sixth meeting was held on Thursday, October 20, 2016. Minutes - Agenda - Audio
The fifth meeting was held on Thursday, October 6, 2016. Minutes - Agenda - Audio
The fourth meeting was held on Thursday, September 22.  Minutes - Agenda - Audio

The third meeting was held on Thursday, September 8, 2016. Minutes - Agenda - Audio
The second meeting was held on Thursday, August 25, 2016. Minutes - Agenda - Audio
The first meeting was held on Friday, August 5, 2016. Minutes - Agenda

Questions? Need more information? Send an e-mail to PUC Utilities Analyst Andrea Poppiti.

Public Hearing

The Citizen Participation in PUC Proceedings Working Group (established by Act 174) convened a public hearing on Tuesday, October 11, 2016, in Room 11 of the Statehouse in Montpelier, Vermont.


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