The Public Service Department (PSD) is an agency within the executive branch of Vermont state government, and is charged with representing the public interest in energy, telecommunications, water and wastewater utility matters.

The mission of the PSD is to serve all citizens of Vermont through public advocacy, planning, programs, and other actions that Chris Recchia Photomeet the public's need for least cost, environmentally sound, efficient, reliable, secure, sustainable, and safe energy, telecommunications, and regulated utility systems in the state for the short and long term.

We work to advance Vermonter’s quality of life, economy and security through implementation of our statewide energy and telecommunications goals,  using sound statewide energy and telecommunications planning, strong public advocacy of the public good, and through strong consumer protection advocacy for individuals. 

For more information about the PSD, please visit our About Us page.

Christopher Recchia, Commissioner


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Comprehensive Energy Plan public review draft is now available

The Public Review Draft of the 2015 Comprehensive Energy Plan is now available. Here is the press release. Comments are welcome via an online form until Nov. 9, 2015. There will also be five public hearings. Details on the CEP web page.

Solar Siting Task Force

The website for the Solar Siting Task Force is http://solartaskforce.vermont.gov. There, you will find announcements, meeting materials, and public comment information.