Policies & Procedures

Act 174 Energy Planning

Act 174, Energy Planning Technical Assistance and Education

In early 2017, Regional Planning Commissions, in partnership with the Department of Public Service, held eleven trainings over the course of two weeks. The training focused on the goals of Act 174, the implications for Section 248 proceedings and the specific requirements of the determination standards for local and regional plans.

RPCs’ work on Act 174 Energy Planning continued in the spring of 2017.  RPCs provided each municipality with a compilation of maps and data created to meet Act 174 standards for municipal enhanced energy planning.  Each RPC then worked during the late spring and summer of 2017 to complete municipal enhanced energy plans for at least three municipalities in each region.

During late 2017 and 2018, RPCs will continue to work with additional municipalities in their respective regions to develop municipal enhanced energy plans.