The Southern Windsor County Regional Planning Commission (SWCRPC) adopted a Regional Energy Plan in 2018 in accordance with 24 V.S.A. §4352. A Certificate of Energy Compliance was issued by the Vermont Public Service Department for this plan, which gives this document “substantial deference” under Section 248 proceedings. SWCRPC reviews proposals for renewable energy facilities as an automatic party to Section 248 proceedings in Southern Windsor County. The SWCRPC is also working to implement the pathways identified in the Regional Energy Plan.
SWCRPC staff is committed to helping municipalities develop energy related goals, policies, and actions, and to supporting municipalities with plan implementation. This may include development of municipal enhanced energy plans, solar screening ordinances, or any other type of energy related project.