RUTLAND - The Rutland County GOP is hosting an informative breakfast discussion regarding Vermont's ever changing energy challenges. David O'Brien, public utility commissioner, and a key participant in Vermont's energy plan, is the keynote speaker for the breakfast meeting.
O'Brien will present his exclusive view of the policy behind the politics surrounding the Vermont Yankee Nuclear facility and the recent agreement with Hydro-Quebec among other energy related topics.
The "Energy" breakfast will be held at the South Station Restaurant located at 170 S. Main St. from 8:30 a.m. to 10 a.m. Saturday, March 20. The cost of the breakfast is $15 per person and will include a traditional hot meal. The breakfast is open to the public and all people who use energy are invited to attend.
David O'Brien was named Dommissioner of the VERMONT Department of Public Service by Gov. Jim Douglas in 003. As commissioner he is responsible for regulation of the electric, natural gas, telecommunications, and water industries in Vermont. Critical cases currently under his purview include review of a statewide Smart Grid proposal, long-term power supply (HQ & VY etc.), and in the telecommunications field, resolution of the FairPoint bankruptcy and the viability of Burlington Telecom. Mr. O'Brien has also previously served as Executive Director of the Rutland Economic Development Corporation.
All attendees are encouraged to RSVP via e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org or leave a message at 802-282-9517 by Thursday, March 18.