The Department of Public Service prepares a variety of plans, reports and informational materials for use by consumers, utilities, and others.
The 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 Department of Public Service, in coordination with the Agency of Digital Services 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.
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.
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.
Until 2016 the Vermont Fuel Price Report was 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 the cost of different fuels and a summary of the national supply and price status released by the U.S. Energy Information Administration. Copies of historical reports are available electronically in PDF format.
This page includes reports generated by the Vermont Clean Energy Development Fund.
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 telecommunications information.
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.