News Release — Vermont Department of Public Service April 10, 2017 Contact: Riley Allen, Deputy Commissioner (802) 828-4082 [email protected] Montpelier, VT – Today, the Vermont Department of Public Service (Department) has called on the Public Service Board (Board) to evaluate existing forms of utility regulation in light of emerging trends in the energy and utility […]
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The damage to communities like ours that is created in the run-up to a misguided wind project is bad; it is also long lasting.
VERNON – Because of the winter storm predicted for Tuesday, state officials have canceled a public hearing that day regarding the proposed sale of Vermont Yankee. The Public Service Board’s hearing, which had been scheduled for 7 p.m. at Vernon Elementary School, has not yet been rescheduled. Tuesday’s meeting would have been the first of […]
A legislative committee determined that regulators overstepped with a new rule on net metering. Now the PSB will say how it plans to respond, while lawmakers consider an end-run.
The Public Service Board’s proposed rules are a significant reduction from the current limits and even from a “discussion draft” released in January.
The wind developers lost a case that would have required GMP to buy their power under a pricing structure that has now expired.
The International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers and the Conservation Law Foundation cite economic, safety and environmental issues.
The defense is unable to call witnesses because they lack the financial resources to do so and are holding bake sales and organizing bottle drives to afford the legal fees and pay for experts to counteract the wind industry’s experts.
Neighbors of wind projects are watching in disbelief as the Public Service Board issues orders affirming the rights of the wind industry while putting neighbors through expensive, time-consuming legal processes that trample rights and provide no relief.
An agreement with the state will cap the company’s income for three years as a penalty for shortcomings in handling the early stages of the project, whose costs ballooned.
The facility’s permit says it must shut down under those conditions. The fine resulted from complaints called in by residents who live nearby.
The Public Service Board made it a condition of renewing Comcast’s state-level permit. One of the requirements is that the company provide more connections for live events such as selectboard meetings.
Hearings on Vermont Gas Systems’ rates for the current year have concluded, but a ruling isn’t expected until March on whether to include certain contested costs.