Energy

Energy

The CCRPC is committed to working with our communities and regional partners toward the goal of getting to 90% renewable by 2050 and reduce total energy consumption by one third by 2050. We assist towns with drafting the energy element of their town plans. Addressing energy in the town plan involves an analysis of energy usage, identifying potential efficiency opportunities, which includes focusing on land use and transportation strategies, and identifying potential renewable energy resources. As a regional organization, we also regularly convene local energy committees to provide information and networking events. Additionally, we work collaboratively with Drive Electric Vermont to promote the widespread adoption of electric vehicles and electric vehicle infrastructure.


RESOURCES

Chittenden County Regional Energy Plan »The CCRPC is developing a focused Regional Energy Plan to advance the State’s Comprehensive Energy Plan’s climate and energy goals while also being consistent with municipal and regional land use plans.

Energy Planning & Implementation Guidebook for Vermont Communities »

Electric Vehicle Charging Equipment Infrastructure Planning Study: Phase I » | Prepared by VEIC
This planning study discusses current and future adoption of EVs in Vermont, the type of charging currently available, and how to increase EV infrastructure in the future. 

Electric Vehicle Equipment Location Prioritization Technical Report Phase II » | Prepared by VEIC
This technical report examines a series of factors related to potential demand for public charging locations and provides a listing of suggested charging locations to further explore with property owners. 

Electric Vehicle Charging Station Guidebook: Planning for Installation and Operation » | Prepared by VEIC
The guidebook contains best practices for locating new charging stations on properties, equipment specifications for various applications, and navigating state and community permitting processes.

Electric Vehicle Charging Equipment Model Bylaw Language » | Prepared by VEIC
Model municipal development regulation language necessary to clarify permitting requirements for new electric vehicle charging installations and support the ongoing development of this infrastructure.


CONTACT

For more information or to be added to the energy distribution list, please contact Melanie Needle, CCRPC Senior Planner, at (802) 846-4490 x *27.