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Help Shape Vermont’s Comprehensive Energy Plan

Starting on June 1st, the Department of Public Service (DPS) is hosting a series of public forums to solicit input for the DPS’s much-needed update to Vermont’s Comprehensive Energy Plan (CEP).

It is critical that the renewable energy perspective is well represented in these meetings. We encourage all that are involved in renewable energy businesses, along with renewable energy customers, and associated individuals and organizations, to voice their support of renewable energy’s role in the CEP.

Last officially adopted in 1998, Vermont’s Comprehensive Energy Plan is long due for an overhaul. The DPS is currently soliciting input from individuals and communities on how best to create a dynamic document that will serve as a guide for Vermont’s energy future. The DPS’ effort, which is due for completion on Oct. 15, looks to coordinate closely with other state agencies that have important roles to play in the conversation, including the agencies of natural resources, transportation, commerce and community development and agriculture, among others.

Vermonters throughout the state will have four opportunities to voice their support for renewables during public forums, starting tonight from 6-9 p.m. at National Life in Montpelier.

The next three public forum dates are as follows:

  • June 9 — Springfield – 6-9 p.m. at the Riverside Middle School
  • June 16 — Rutland – 6-9 p.m. at the Leahy Center at Rutland Regional Medical Center
  • June 28 — Colchester – 6-9 p.m at the Colchester High School Cafeteria

Throughout the process, REV has been and will continue to be actively involved in providing stakeholder input as the representative of the renewable energy industry. We highly encourage you to get involved and share your input and perspective during this public hearing process.

If you have any questions regarding REV’s role in this process, please feel free to send an email to, or call the REV office at 802-229-0099.

Details on the public forums can be found HERE and HERE.

Details on Vermont’s Comprehensive Energy Plan can be found HERE.

Best Regards,

Scott Merriam
Interim Executive Director
Renewable Energy Vermont (REV)

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