MONTPELIER (AP) - The Vermont Public Service Department is holding two public hearings on a final draft of a change to the state's electric plan.

The plan includes guidelines for utilities in preparation of integrated resource plans, in which each utility will describe its plan to meet the public's need for energy at the lowest cost.

The changes also include general information on the process the department uses to determine if a proposal is consistent with the electric plan.

The public hearings will be held on Wednesday at 2 p.m. and Jan. 4 at 9 a.m. at the Public Service Department in Montpelier.