REV released today its comments on the draft Comprehensive Energy Plan (CEP) released November 19th. While REV appreciates the hard work of DPS staff in creating this draft on the compressed timeframe necessary to produce this work alongside the Vermont Climate Council’s Climate Action Plan, REV believes this draft falls well short in moving Vermont towards a more independent and resilient energy future based on reliable in-state wind and solar power. There is no mention anywhere in the draft Plan of utilizing new in-state wind resources to meet Vermont’s future energy needs. In addition, the Plan fails to provide any support for increasing the amount of in-state solar resources to meet the increased needs for power as Vermont moves forward on electrifying its transportation and weatherization sectors.
Now is the time to comment on this report! The Department will accept public comments on the draft CEP until December 20, 2021, and can be submitted via the CEP email portal: PSD.
To read REV’s full comments in response to the CEP, click here.