When planning for your community’s energy future, it’s important to get a sense of existing energy uses and generation. Here are some guiding questions to consider while collecting data and planning for the future:

  • What energy resources are being used and by whom (residents, businesses, municipal government)?
  • Where do these resources come from (are they produced in this town, region, state, or country)?
  • Does your community have the geologic/geographic/climactic capacity to produce different types of energy resources, and if so, what kind and where?
  • What is the financial and environmental impact of current energy use on your community (residents, businesses, municipal government)?
    • Existing and potential renewable energy resources in your town

PACKETS for Town Energy Projections and Targets: BarnardBethelBradfordBraintreeBridgewaterBrookfieldChelseaFairleeGranvilleHancockHartfordHartlandNewbury, NorwichPittsfieldPlymouthPomfretRandolphRochesterRoyaltonSharonStockbridgeStraffordThetfordTopshamTunbridgeVershireWest FairleeWoodstock.

Community Energy Dashboard

This Community Energy Dashboard, developed by Brighter Vermont and the Vermont League of Cities and Town (VLCT), offers a variety of resources for energy and climate planning at the municipal level. You will find the dashboard at vtenergydashboard.org.

Generation/Grid Constraints

Interactive Maps