The proposal would create a new “director of connectivity” in the Agency of Administration and press for much faster Internet service standards.
Department of Public Service
If the bill had passed, the Public Service Board would not have been able to waive town zoning and screening bylaws in decisions about whether to approve energy generation projects through the Section 248 review process.
The Vermont Department of Public Service has pulled together $670,000 to reduce the upfront cost of financing residential thermal efficiency projects. During a news conference Thursday, Gov. Peter Shumlin and the department announced an initiative to cut down on the cost to finance thermal efficiency projects. The administration expects the money to leverage up to […]
Gov. Peter Shumlin signed a bill Tuesday to expand consumer representation in utility decisions. The legislation, S.25, was prompted by complaints two years ago that the Department of Public Service did not adequately advocate for citizens in the 2012 merger of Green Mountain Power and Central Vermont Public Service. The Department of Public Service – […]
This article is by by Tommy Gardner of the Stowe Reporter, in which it was first published Jan. 16, 2014. Stowe Electric Department has agreed to lower its rates 3.5 percent. The agreement came after a six-month investigation by the Vermont Public Service Board found the utility was bringing in excess revenue. Per the Jan. […]
Legislative preview: Energy proposals include 15 percent net metering cap, limits on “green energy sprawl” and efficiency program funding
A group of Monkton landowners is challenging assertions by a Vermont Gas Systems executive that right-of-way negotiations related to the company’s proposed natural gas pipeline are proceeding well. The owners of 20 properties along the proposed 42-mile pipeline submitted a letter to the Vermont Public Service Board on Wednesday in which they say negotiations over […]