Smart Metering and Alternative Rate Design (7307)

On April 18, 2007, the Board initiated a proceeding to examine the potential use and deployment of smart metering technology by Vermont electric distribution utilities. The investigation also encompasses the possible use of alternative rate designs, including block rates, that could encourage energy efficiency.

Caption:

Investigation into Vermont Electric Utilities' Use of Smart Metering and Time-Based Rates in Re Opt-Out, Privacy and Cyber Security

Public Participation/Hearings:

  • August 21, 2007, November 13, 2007, and January 15, 2008 -- Workshops to review the analysis of the potential deployment of smart metering technology in Vermont that was conducted by a consultant hired by the Department of Public Service
  • January 20, 2011 -- Workshop regarding dynamic pricing
  • File a Public Comment

Significant Documents:

  • Analysis of Potential Deployment of Smart Metering Technology in Vermont

    • Presentation on draft report (November 13, 2007)
    • Draft Report on Benefit-Cost Analysis for Advanced Metering and Time Based Pricing, Appendices, dated January 7, 2008, prepared by Freeman, Sullivan and Co., consultant to Vermont Department of Public Service
    • Presentation on draft final report (January 15, 2008)
    • Final Report on Benefit-Cost Analysis for Advanced Metering and Time Based Pricing, Appendices, dated March 26, 2008
  • Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007