Publications

Overview

The Department of Public Service prepares a variety of plans, reports and informational materials for use by consumers, utilities, and others.

 

State Plans

The Department is required by Vermont Statutes to produce three state plans:

Comprehensive Energy Plan

The Comprehensive Energy Plan addresses all energy resources and covers a period of 20 years, with updates at least every five years.

Electric Plan

The Vermont Electric Plan is state government's public policy document for Vermont's electric utility industry.

Telecommunications Plan

The Department of Public Service, in coordination with the Department of Innovation and Information and the Agency of Commerce and Community Development, produces a ten-year plan that serves as the basis for state telecommunications policy.

 

Guide to the § 248a Process

This guide is intended to walk readers through the Public Utility Commission's process for the siting and construction of telecommunications facilities and explains the role individuals and towns can play in the process. Also informative are the procedures the Commission has adopted for processing § 248a petitions.

 

Act 174 Recommendations and Determination Standards

The Department is required by Act 174 to issue recommendations for regional and municipal energy planning and standards for issuing a determination of energy compliance pursuant to 24 V.S.A. § 4352.

 

Energy Storage Study

The Department is preparing a report, pursuant to Act 53,  on the issue of deploying energy storage on the Vermont electric transmission and distribution system.

 

Total Energy Study

The Department 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 was required by Act 170 of 2012.. Go to the Total Energy Study page to download the report and supporting documentation and learn more about the process that developed it.

 

Vermont Fuel Price Report

Published monthly, the Vermont Fuel Price Report is a summary of the 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.

 

Biennial Report

Under 30 V.S.A. §24, the  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.

 

Clean Energy Development Fund (CEDF) Reports

Reports generated by the Vermont Clean Energy Development Fund are listed here.

 

Utility Facts Report

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.

 

Utility kWh Report

 

Legislative Reports

 

Historic Reports

If you want to purchase any of the publications listed above, or if you want information about other documents available at the Department, please Contact Us.