The community is invited to a public meeting to discuss energy efficiency on Monday, July 16, at 6 p.m. This special meeting of the Frankfort Plant Board (FPB) will be held in the Community Room of the Paul Sawyier Public Library in Frankfort.
Last year, FPB’s Board of Directors approved funds to study options of energy efficiency programs that would best meet the needs of FPB’s customer base. In March 2018, the board awarded a $120,000 contract to Vermont Energy Investment Corporation (VEIC) to lead this effort. This not-for-profit company based in Vermont assists utilities in the design and implementation of energy efficiency programs.
In May, VEIC began the 6-month process of assessing the efficiency needs of FPB’s electric customers. The firm began by researching FPB’s residential, business and industrial energy consumers. VEIC representatives Juliette Juillerat and Carrie Hoover conducted a series of stakeholder meetings with representatives from each customer class. This process provided direct input to understanding customer interest and efficiency needs. Since May, the VEIC team has analyzed the interview data and has begun comparing the needs to possible programs.
Now at the midpoint of the 6-month development process, VEIC representatives Juliette Juillerat and Joananne Bachmann will be in Frankfort July 16 for a special public meeting and July 17 at FPB’s monthly board meeting to share their assessments and explore program development ideas. The consultants will present an overview of findings from the May interviews along with how this information is being incorporated into a plan.
Following the presentation at Paul Sawyier Library, the audience will have the opportunity to make comments and ask questions concerning energy efficiency.
WHO: Frankfort Plant Board
Juliette Juillerat, consultant, Vermont Energy Investment Corporation
Joananne Bachmann, consultant, Vermont Energy Investment Corporation
WHAT: Special Meeting to discuss energy efficiency study
WHEN: Monday, July 16, 2018
WHERE: Paul Sawyier Public Library, Community Room
319 Wapping St.