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  • Rep. Timothy Briglin, Chair
  • Rep. Laura Sibilia, Vice Chair
  • Rep. Heidi E. Scheuermann, Ranking Member
  • Rep. Sally Achey
  • Rep. Seth Chase
  • Rep. Avram Patt
  • Rep. Lucy Rogers
  • Rep. Katherine Sims
  • Rep. Michael Yantachka

House Committee on Energy and Technology




Via Zoom

January 19, 2021 - January 22, 2021

Last Updated 1/22/2021 3:54 PM


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Tuesday, January 19, 2021

10:00 AM                   House Floor


After the Floor                     Implicit Bias Prevention Training


12:15 PM                   Lunch and Caucuses


2:00 PM                   ValleyNet

CUD Business Development Model and Financing

Carole Monroe, Board Chair, ValleyNet

Stan Williams, Board Treasurer, ValleyNet


Wednesday, January 20, 2021

9:00 AM                   Vermont Economic Development Authority

Broadband Lending Program - Act 79

Cassie Polhemus, CEO, Vermont Economic Development Authority

Thad Richardson, CFO, Vermont Economic Development Authority


1:15 PM                   House Floor


2:30 PM                   Agency of Natural Resources

Climate Council Update and Budget Adjustment Request

Julie Moore, Secretary, Agency of Natural Resources

Emily Byrne, Director of Finance, Agency of Natural Resources


Thursday, January 21, 2021

9:00 AM                   Broadband Connectivity and Energy Efficiency

Convergence of Needs

Brian Otley, Chief Operating Officer, Green Mountain Power

Patricia Richards, General Manager, Washington Electric Coop

Barry Bernstein, President, Board of Directors, Washington Electric Coop

Kerrick Johnson, Vice President - Strategic Innovation, VELCO


1:15 PM                   House Floor


Friday, January 22, 2021

9:30 AM                   House Floor


15 Min After Floor                   Climate Council Budget Adjustment

Committee Discussion


1:30 PM                   Energy Overview

Standard Offer, Renewable Energy Standard, Net Metering, and Grid Modernization

Riley Allen, Deputy Commissioner, Department of Public Service

TJ Poor, Director of Efficiency and Energy Resources, Department of Public Service

Ed McNamara, Director of Planning, Department of Public Service

Anne Margolis, Deputy Planning Director, Department of Public Service




Please email handouts to the committee assistant at least 24 hours before your scheduled meeting time. With few exceptions, any documents you send to a committee assistant, are open to the public and may be posted to the committee’s web page.


If you have any questions or comments, please contact

 Matthew Grimo at mgrimo@leg.state.vt.us