Rate Design Initiative

The Vermont Department of Public Service convened the Rate Design Initiative (RDI), a multi-stakeholder process to explore options and provide guidance to the Department on future rate design cases. The RDI is funded with resources from the U.S. Department of Energy State Energy Program.

In the spring of 2019, PSD solicited bids for a contractor to facilitate the process to facilitate the process and selected NewGen Strategies and Solutions, LLC from Colorado in September 2019. The initiative began with a kick-off in December 2019; two more workshops occurred in January and April 2020 and now two more workshops are scheduled for May and June, leading to a final report this summhttps://publicservice.vermont.gov/content/workshop-4-5-21-20-agendaer.

For questions regarding the RDI, please contact Riley Allen, PSD Deputy Commissioner at Riley.Allen@Vermont.gov or Edward Delhagen at Ed.Delhagen@Vermont.gov.


Links to the RDI workshop materials are provided below.

  • ​Workshop #4 (May 21, 2020) – Virtual workshop via internet

​Workshop slide presentation
Notes (revised)
Hall (Burlington Electric Department)
Hines (Packetized Energy)
Monder (Green Mountain Power)
Weston (Regulatory Assistance Project)
Panel discussion

  • Workshop #3 (April 16, 2020) – Virtual workshop via internet

Workshop slide presentation
Panel #1: Brunner (Vermont Electric Cooperative)
Panel #1: Castonguay (Green Mountain Power)
Panel #1: Duval (Energy Action Network)
Panel #1: Presume (VELCO)
Panel #2: Bode (Demand Side Analytics)
Panel #2: Hall (Burlington Electric Department)
Panel #2: Hines (Packetized Energy)
Panel #2: Sprayregen (Opower)
Panel #2: Turk (Green Mountain Power)
Panel #2: Weston (Regulatory Assistance Project)
Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory Report #1
Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory Report #2
Regulatory Assistance Project Report

  • ​Workshop #2 (January 28, 2020) – Montpelier, VT​

Workshop slide presentation
Report-out worksheets
Scenario 1 for modeling
Scenario 2 for modeling

  • Workshop #1 (December 12, 2019) – Montpelier, VT​​

Workshop slide presentation