The Department of Public Service Department (DPS) has completed an update of the Vermont Comprehensive Energy Plan (CEP) and Electric Plan. The Comprehensive Energy Plan is required by 30 V.S.A. § 202b and the Vermont Electric Energy Plan is required by 30 V.S.A. § 202. Both are required to be complete and adopted by January 1, 2016, and updates are required every six years thereafter.
The DPS coordinated closely with other state agencies, via the Climate Cabinet and other means, to ensure that the CEP advances policy objectives across multiple areas. In concert with these efforts, the Department of Buildings and General Services has coordinated an inter-agency process to update the State Agency Energy Plan, which is integrated with the CEP and illustrates how the government of Vermont is leading by example.