Request for Qualifications - Sound Consulting Services

The Vermont Department of Public Service (Department) is soliciting proposals for sound/acoustic advisory services in connection with the regulatory review of proposed electrical generation and transmission facilities, and permit compliance and enforcement at existing facilities.  The Department represents the public interest in utility cases before the Vermont Public Service Board, federal regulatory agencies, and state and federal courts, and also receives consumer inquiries/complaints via its Consumer Affairs division.

The Department seeks qualifications and terms from qualified consultants or firms for general guidance and assistance in understanding current and emerging acoustic, tonal, low frequency and infrasound science related to sound emitted from electrical generation facilities – notably commercial-scale wind turbines – and/or substations, and sound monitoring protocols and procedures for those facilities throughout the state of Vermont.

Hard copies and electronic copies of proposals must arrive at the Public Service Department by 4:30 p.m. Eastern Standard Time on Tuesday, November 12, 2013. 

For more information, please see the Request for Qualifications.