Energy Generation Project Permitting (Vermont)

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EZFeed Policy

Place Vermont

Applies to States or Provinces Vermont
Name Energy Generation Project Permitting (Vermont)
Policy Category Other Policy
Policy Type Environmental Regulations
Affected Technologies Biomass/Biogas, Coal with CCS, Concentrating Solar Power, Energy Storage, Fuel Cells, Geothermal Electric, Hydroelectric, Hydroelectric (Small), Natural Gas, Nuclear, Solar Photovoltaics, Wind energy
Active Policy Yes

Implementing Sector State/Province

Program Administrator Vermont Agency of Natural Resources
Primary Website

Last Review 2014-09-15

Information Source


The Vermont Energy Generation Siting Policy Commission is mandated to survey best practices for siting approval of electric generation projects (all facilities except for net- and group-net-metered facilities) and for public participation and representation in the siting process, and to report to the Governor and to the Vermont Legislature on their findings by April 30, 2013.

The Commission's documents include a summary the various permitting requirements of the Vermont Agency of Natural Resources (ANR) for energy generation projects. The permit requirement is determined by the physical and operational attributes of the project. A generation project may trigger the following ANR permit or approval requirements: stormwater construction, stormwater operational, multi-sector general permit, wetlands permit, stream alteration permit, 401 water quality certification, wastewater disposal and/or water supply permit, direct discharge, air pollution control, and endangered species takings.

Policy Contact

Department Agency of Natural Resources

Department Vermont Energy Generation Siting Policy Commission