March 17, 2013 by Jeff
If you’re into energy, and Brandon’s own Energy Committee just isn’t enough, check out the following announcement for statewide involvement:
PUBLIC MEMBERS SOUGHT
FOR ELECTRIC SYSTEM PLANNING COMMITTEE
The Vermont Public Service Board seeks three public members and three alternates to serve on the Vermont System Planning Committee (VSPC). Each public member and alternate will represent the interests of one of the following groups: electric residential consumers; electric commercial and industrial consumers; and environmental protection. Alternates will attend VPSC meetings when public members are not available.
The VSPC plays a key role in the planning process for Vermont’s electric transmission system. This planning process is designed to facilitate the full, fair and timely consideration of cost-effective non-transmission alternatives to new transmission projects. The VSPC: (1) facilitates and supports such consideration of non-transmission alternatives; (2) encourages and facilitates public involvement in Vermont transmission planning in general and in the consideration of specific projects; and (3) provides transparency and accountability to the Vermont transmission-planning process.
Other members of the VSPC include representatives of each Vermont electric distribution, transmission and electric energy efficiency utility, and two non-voting participants, one each appointed by the Sustainably Priced Energy Enterprise Development Facilitator, and the Vermont Department of Public Service.
Public members are expected to attend quarterly VSPC meetings (day-long) at rotating locations, with per diem and mileage reimbursement provided, and may also serve on one or more subcommittees. Additional information about the VSPC and its role in the new transmission-planning process is available on the VSPC’s website at: http://www.vermontspc.com/default.aspx The Board strongly encourages interested persons to review these materials.
Send letters of interest to Business Manager, Vermont Public Service Board, 4th Floor, 112 State Street, Montpelier, VT 05620-2701 by March 22, 2013. Letters of interest should identify which group the applicant would like to represent, describe the applicant’s qualifications to represent that group, and explain the applicant’s reasons for wanting to serve on the VSPC.