Updating The Comprehensive Energy Plan and Vermont’s Energy Future

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Updating The Comprehensive Energy Plan and Vermont’s Energy Future

Updating The Comprehensive Energy Plan and Vermont’s Energy Future

comprehensive energy plan updateHave something to say about Vermont’s energy future? The Public Service Department (PSD) is seeking public input on its update to Vermont’s long-range Comprehensive Energy Plan. They want to hear Vermonters’ thoughts on how the state can meet its energy goals – and energy needs – in the coming years. They are holding four public forums in regions across the state in July at the following dates and locations;

  • July 9 – Woodstock (Billings Farm and Museum)
  • July 16 – Middlebury (Town Hall Theater)
  • July 20 – Manchester (Manchester Community Library)
  • July 23 – St Albans (Bellows Free Library)

The comprehensive plan, which was last updated in 2011, will also incorporate some of the findings of the Total Energy Study, completed by the PSD last year. One of the PSD’s goals for the updated plan is to establish nearer-term targets that balance technology constraints, cost, carbon considerations and community concerns. The PSD will also host a series of forums, soliciting further public input, when a draft is available. These dates and times can be found below.

Public Hearings Schedule – All Hearings Run from 6 p.m.-8 p.m.
  • October 7 – Lyndonville
    • Lyndon State College , Moore Community Room (campus map)
      • From College Road, continue past Lower Campus Drive (it will be on your left) and continue straight through the four-way intersection, up the hill. Take the first left into the Vail parking lot. Enter doors at the end of the building; Moore Community Room is immediately to your left (#11 on the campus map).
  • October 13 – Essex
    • Essex High School, Cafeteria (map)
  • October 21 – Montpelier
  • October 26 – Bellows Falls
    • Bellows Falls Union High School, Auditorium (map)
  • October 29 – Rutland
    • Rutland Regional Medical Center (map), CVPS/Leahy Community Health Education Center (location details)



Find more details or comment online here: http://www.energyplan.vt.gov