Publications, Plans and Reports
On This Page:
State Plans ♦ Total Energy Study ♦ Vermont Fuel Price Report ♦ PSD Biennial Report ♦ Utility Facts ♦ Utility kWh Report ♦ Legislative Reports ♦ Historic Reports
The Public Service Department prepares a variety of plans, reports and informational materials for use by consumers, utilities, and others.
The Public Service Department is required by Vermont Statutes to produce three state plans:
The Comprehensive Energy Plan addresses all energy resources and covers a period of 20 years, with updates at least every five years.
The Vermont Electric Plan is state government's public policy document for Vermont's electric utility industry.
The Public Service Department, in coordination with the Department of Innovation and Information and the Agency of Commerce, produces a seven-year plan that serves as the basis for state telecommunications policy.
Current plans are available for download from the links provided (above). For past plans or paper versions of current plans contact the Public Service Department.
This guide is intended to walk readers through the Public Service Board’s process for the siting and construction of telecommunications facilities. Communications facilities can, and often do, raise many legitimate concerns for the communities they serve. From public safety to environmental and aesthetic impacts, these facilities often present complex challenges. In addition, PSB practice can be confusing and difficult to those who are unfamiliar with it. This guide explains the process and the role individuals and towns can play in the process. It is our hope that with the help of this guide, cities, towns and individuals will be able to positively shape our telecommunications future through effective participation in the § 248a process. The Public Service Board has adopted a set of procedures for processing 248a petitions in the Second Amended Procedures Order issued September 5, 2014 which is also informative.
The Public Service Department has completed a “Total Energy Study” to identify the most promising policy and technology pathways to employ in order to reach Vermont’s energy and greenhouse gas goals. This study is required by Act 170 of 2012, as modified by the legislature during the most recent session. Go to the Total Energy Study page to download the report and supporting documentation and learn more about the process that developed it.
Published monthly, the Vermont Fuel Price Report is a summary of the Public Service Department’s survey of Vermont fuel suppliers. The report highlights changes in recent and historical prices, comparison of cost of different fuels and a summary of the national supply and price status released by the U.S. Department of Energy, Energy Information Agency. Copies of the current and historical reports are available electronically in PDF format. The Vermont Fuel Price Report is available electronically in PDF format.
Under 30 V.S.A. §24, the Public Service Department is required to prepare a Biennial Report for the General Assembly. For information about the most recent biennial report, see the Vermont Public Service Department Biennial Report, July 1, 2006 - June 30, 2010 (July 2011). This combined Biennial Report describes highlights of the Department's activities covering two biennia - July 1, 2006 through June 30, 2008; and July 1, 2008 through June 30, 2010.
The 2013 publication now includes a section on total energy use and consumption, a section devoted to electric and thermal efficiency, and a section profiling the regulated utility sector. These additions will join existing sections devoted to electricity, natural gas, telecommunications, and water. Each section includes data tables, charts, and references that we hope will provide a common set of energy and telecommunication information.
If you want to purchase any of the publications listed above, or if you want information about other documents available at the Public Service Department, please Contact Us.