Vermont Public Utility Commission

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The Vermont Public Utility Commission - formerly known as the Vermont Public Service Board - is a three-member, quasi-judicial commission that supervises rates, quality of service, and overall financial management of Vermont utilities: electric, natural gas, telecommunications, and private water companies. Its licensing and regulatory authority also extends to supervising cable television companies, although federal law preempts most authority to regulate cable rates or programming. In addition, the Commission reviews environmental and economic impacts of proposals to purchase energy supply or build new energy facilities; monitors the safety of hydroelectric dams; evaluates the financial aspects of nuclear plant decommissioning and radioactive waste storage; reviews rates paid to independent power producers; and oversees the statewide Energy Efficiency Utility programs.
The Commission comprises a Chairman and two Commissioners, all of whom are nominated by the Vermont Judicial Nominating Board, appointed by the Governor of Vermont and confirmed by the Vermont Senate. The Chairman and Commissioners serve staggered six-year terms. The Vermont PUC office is located at 112 State Street in Montpelier, Vermont.

The current Vermont PUC Chairman is Anthony Z. Roisman [1] (term expires 2023).
Current PUC Commissioners are Margaret Cheney [2] (term expires 2019) and Sarah D. Hofmann [3] (term expires 2021).

New Name

The Public Service Board name changed in 2017 to the Public Utility Commission effective July 1. The new name - aka PUC or Commission - more clearly reflects its existing statutory responsibilities and clarifies the difference between it and the separate state agency known as the Public Service Department.


  1. ^ "Anthony Z. Roisman, Chairman". Vermont Public Utility Commission. Retrieved 2018-02-27. 
  2. ^ "Margaret Cheney, Commissioner". Vermont Public Utility Commission. Retrieved 2018-02-27. 
  3. ^ "Sarah D. Hofmann, Commissioner". Vermont Public Utility Commission. Retrieved 2018-02-27. 

External links

  • Vermont Public Utility Commission official website
  • Name change details on official website
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