energy rutland


Vermonters use energy to heat & cool their homes, run businesses, and travel for work & recreation. At RRPC we help our region plan for these energy uses in an affordable manner that is reliable and environmentally sound. Our team is available to help partners complete energy planning that meets legal requirements and improves the local community.

Contact Our team for personal assistance

Jeremy Gildrien
Jeremy is electric as our regional energy planner! Jeremy works directly with Towns that take an active role in energy planning by assisting with Enhanced Energy Plans. Jeremy also helps Towns become more energy efficient through the Municipal Energy Resilience Program (MERP), helping to save money and the planet!
Enhanced Energy Plans

Implement the Vermont Comprehensive Energy Plan

Energy planning that meets legal requirements and improves local community.

A municipal enhanced energy plan is an optional addition to the standard municipal plan under 24 VSA § 4352 and is intended to implement the Vermont Comprehensive Energy Plan while also giving municipalities more local decision-making power in siting renewable energy generators.


30 V.S.A. § 248 requires that all new energy generators receive a Certificate of Public Good from the Public Utility Commission (PUC) before they are allowed to operate. The PUC must confirm that the generator will not interfere with orderly development of the region. Approved Enhanced Energy Plans are given “substantial deference” to influence the siting of energy generators and the RRPC Regional Committee also reviews Section 248 applications for conformance with the Rutland Regional Plan.

Energy Plans
Municipal Energy Resilience Program

Identify & Manage Energy Efficiency

Connecting the planning with projects to upgrade our critical public buildings.

This legislation provides funding for municipalities to improve their energy resilience through public outreach and investments in energy efficiency measures for municipal buildings. The RRPC is working directly with municipalities to identify and manage energy efficiency projects for municipally owned buildings.

Municipal Energy Resilience Program

Need Technical Assistance?

We work with partners to create energy plans, map potential energy generation and storage sites, review Section 248 applications, develop collaborations between partners, and assist with funding opportunities.

Call Now! 802-775-0871
Energy Committees

Community-level Energy Projects

Municipal energy committees work on community-level energy projects in their municipality.

Some activities can include public outreach, writing energy plans, and advancing weatherization. Some of the advantages of an energy committee are to save taxpayer money, increase energy efficient resources, and become a local leader in energy conservation and/or efficiency. The RRPC can help get a committee organized, facilitate, and even provide meeting space.

Energy Committees

Vermont Energy Regulations

The RRPC is here to help your town navigate the rapidly evolving regulatory landscape.

Important energy laws and regulations to know:

  • The Comprehensive Energy Plan (CEP) – The Comprehensive Energy Plan is the road map for Vermont to meet its renewable energy goals of 25% of all energy needs from renewable sources by 2025, 45% by 2035, and 90% by 2050. Read more…
  • The Global Warming Solutions Act (GWSA) – The Global Warming Solutions Act created legally binding emission reduction requirements for Vermont. Read more…
  • The Climate Action Plan (CAP) – The Climate Action Plan outlines pathways to meet the GWSA requirements of reducing greenhouse gas pollution to 26% below 2005 levels by 2025, 40% below 1990 levels by 2030, and 80% below 1990 levels by 2050. Read more…
  • The Renewable Energy Standard (RES) – The Renewable Energy Standard obligates all electrical utilities to procure a defined percentage of their total retail electric sales from renewable energy. Read more…
Energy Information
Resources/ Publications

Information at your fingertips

The RRPC has the most accurate and up-to-date information to save you time, effort, and money in all your local planning endeavors.


Energy Resources

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