The SWCRPC developed a Regional Energy Plan to comply with Act 174 and 24 V.S.A. §4352. The plan contains an analysis of current regional energy use, maps of regional resources and constraints, regional energy targets, and strategies needed to achieve the energy goals. It was adopted on June 25, 2018 after two duly-warned public hearings. It became effective July 30, 2018. On September 14, 2018, the Vermont Public Service Department issued a Certificate of Energy Compliance for the Regional Plan and Regional Energy Plan.