Public Utility Commission

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The Public Utility Commission is opening an investigation into service complaints toward Consolidated Communications.

The exterior of the the Joseph C. McNeil Generating Station in Burlington
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If Burlington is ever able to get its district heating proposal off the ground, the state would not have the authority to regulate the system.

The Public Utility Commission this week effectively ruled against itself, saying that the commission doesn’t have jurisdiction over the proposed heating service.

Mike Sullivan is general manager of Hardwick Electric.
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Small electric utilities around Vermont are concerned their customers will face higher bills to pay for a boom in solar projects. Last month, the utilities complained to regulators about the subsidies they have to pay for certain solar projects.

Mobile phone antennaes on a telecommunication tower on a blue-sky background.
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The state wants to make it easier for telecommunication companies to upgrade their cell towers.

Electric vehicles and a charging station in Burlington, where utilities and car dealerships announced new incentives for electric cars on Tuesday.
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The panel that oversees Vermont’s utilities says alternative forms of regulation could help spur investment in renewable energy or additional energy conservation.

Vermont Yankee, pictured in 2013, in Vernon, Vt.
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The Public Utility Commission will postpose its decision on a proposed deal to sell the shuttered Vermont Yankee nuclear power plant in Vernon.

A stretch of road with a mini cell tower on a utility pole that a car is driving by.
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The state says it can’t force Consolidated Communications to turn its DSL service back on for the troubled CoverageCo cell phone provider.

The spent nuclear fuel at Vermont Yankee is being stored in dry casks on the property in Vernon.
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Why would anyone want to buy a closed nuclear power plant, along with its long legacy of radioactive waste?

A stretch of road with a mini cell tower on a utility pole that a car is driving by.
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A company struggling to provide cell phone service in rural Vermont has asked state utility regulators for emergency help, because one of its key provider has cut off access to most of its network.

Exterior of the Vermont Gas building.
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The Vermont Supreme Court has told a state utility board to reopen a Vermont Gas Systems rate case involving tens of millions of dollars in cost overruns for its Addison County natural gas pipeline.

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A landowner who said his property was damaged by blasting at a nearby wind power facility has reached a settlement with developers.

In a unanimous decision, the Public Utility Commission found that Vermont can regulate Voice over Internet Protocol service under federal law.
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The Public Utility Commission says Vermont can regulate Voice over Internet Protocol, or VoIP, service.

Customers of the state's largest utility will pay 5 percent more in rates under a settlement reached between Green Mountain Power and the state department that represents ratepayers.

The spent nuclear fuel at Vermont Yankee is being stored in dry casks on the property in Vernon.
Courtesy Vermont Yankee

The owner of Vermont Yankee says the Public Utility Commission should not be able to hire a special consultant as it considers the proposed sale of the shuttered nuclear power plant in Vernon.

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The Public Utility Commission has opened an investigation into blasting that was conducted at the Deerfield Wind project.

The Public Utility Commission will investigate the business practices of a national solar energy company that opened its Vermont office in 2015.

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State regulators say that Comcast has to provide more high definition access to Vermont's community TV stations, and build out its high-def network.

On Tuesday the cable giant filed a suit in federal court, challenging those conditions in its new state permit.

Georgia Mountain Wind

The Public Utility Commission is imposing new restrictions on the Georgia Mountain Community Wind project.

A dispute between Comcast and the state's public access TV stations could be headed to court.

Officials at Tesla are “working quickly” to respond after Vermont’s Public Service Board found that Tesla subsidiary SolarCity was installing solar generation projects in the state without proper approval, a company spokesman said Friday.

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