Public Service Department requests public comment on addendum to the 2011 Electric Plan
The Vermont Public Service Department today released for public comment an addendum to the 2011 Electric Plan. Pursuant to section 202(g) of Title 30, the Department has reviewed the 2011 Electric Plan and determined the need to update the plan by incorporating guidelines for electric distribution utilities in the preparation of integrated resource plans (IRPs) and providing general information regarding the process the Department uses to determine whether a proposal is consistent with the Electric Plan under section 202(f). Integrated resource plans are documents developed by each utility every three years that describe the utility’s plan to meet the public’s need for energy, after safety concerns are addressed, at the lowest present value life cycle cost, including economic and environmental costs.
The Department seeks public comments and input regarding the addendum by September 26, 2012. Following the close of the public comment period, the Department will revise the addendum and release a draft final document. In accordance with section 202(e), two public hearings will be held on that draft before the updated plan is finalized.
A Request for Information and the draft addendum are available for download at