February 19, 2021

Stowe Electric Department (‘Stowe’) recently filed its 2020 Integrated Resource Plan (‘IRP’) with the Public Utility Commission (‘Commission’).  The IRP provides an assessment of resources, the utility’s financial assessment, options and plans for the transmission and distribution system including vegetation management, environmental impacts and attributes, and an integrated analysis and action plan for the next 3 years.  For more information about the IRP, how to make a public comment with the Commission you can contact our offices or visit: https://puc.vermont.gov/epuc-information/make-filing.

30 V.S.A § 218c, https://legislature.vermont.gov/statutes/section/30/005/00218c, requires each Vermont utility to conduct least cost integrated planning at least once every three years and include an analysis of each utility’s generation needs, supply resources, planned improvements, and the costs associated with generation resources. Utilities file an IRP with the Commission and the Vermont Department of Public Service (‘DPS’) to allow for State agencies to review and determine the IRP is consistent with the Vermont Electric Plan and 2016 Comprehensive Energy Plan.

Stowe’s IRP is accessible on the Commission’s e-filing and case management system under the docket number 20-3563-PEThttps://epuc.vermont.gov/?q=node/64/154096.

Customers interested in commenting on Stowe’s IRP, intervening in this proceeding, or requesting the Stowe hold a public hearing may submit their comments or requests through the Commission’s e-filing and case management system on or before March 22, 2021.  If you have any questions on how to navigate the Commission’s online portal, please contact the Commission either by email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., by mail at 112 State Street, Montpelier, VT 05620-2701, or by phone at (802) 828-2358.

The Case Schedule for Stowe’s 2020 IRP proceeding:

February 16, 2021

Scheduling Conference

March 8, 2021

Notice of IRP Proceeding Submitted to All Stowe Electric Customers

March 22, 2021

Deadline for Motion(s) to Intervene and Request(s) for Public Hearing

March 29, 2021

Deadline for Responses to Motion(s) to Intervene and Request(s) for Public Hearing

April 12, 2021

Deadline for Discovery Requests Served on the Petitioner 

April 26, 2021

Deadline for Petitioner’s Responses to Discovery Requests Deadline for Initial Comments on IRP

May 4, 2021

First Workshop with Parties, if requested by Commission

May 18, 2021

Second Workshop with Parties, if requested by Commission

May 25, 2021

Deadline for Non-Petitioners’ Initial Comments on IRP

June 8, 2021

Deadline for the Petitioner’s Reply Comments

June 22, 2021

Deadline for Stipulation(s), or to Schedule Further Process or a Hearing, if Necessary

The mission of Stowe Electric Department, a progressive municipal electric utility, is to provide its customers with dedicated, professional service in the most cost effective manner.

 

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