Expedited Permitting Process for Solar Photovoltaic Systems (Vermont)
Last modified on February 12, 2015.
Rules Regulations Policies Program
|Name||Expedited Permitting Process for Solar Photovoltaic Systems (Vermont)|
|Incentive Type||Solar/Wind Permitting Standards|
|Applicable Sector||Agricultural, Commercial, Low-Income Residential, Multi-Family Residential, Nonprofit, Residential|
|Energy Category||Renewable Energy Incentive Programs|
|Last DSIRE Review||2012-08-10|
| Last Substantive Modification
to Summary by DSIRE
|References||Database of State Incentives for Renewables and Efficiency (DSIRE)|
Vermont has established an expedited permitting process for solar photovoltaic systems that are 10 kilowatts-AC (kW) or less. In order to interconnect and net meter, electric customers in Vermont must obtain a Certificate of Public Good from the Vermont Public Service Board (PSB). Solar net metered systems that are 10 kW or less follow an expedited process for the Certificate of Public Good. To receive a Certificate of Public Good, the customer must register the system with the PSB. The customer must inform the PSB about the project and comply with the electric utility's interconnection requirements. If there are any issues with the system's compliance with interconnection requirements, the utility must raise these issues in a letter within 10 business days. If the utility does not raise any issues within 10 business days, a Certificate of Public Good is automatically "deemed issued," and the customer may proceed with installation.
|Contact Name||Public Information|
|Department||Vermont Department of Public Service|
|Address||112 State Street, Drawer 20|
|Phone 2||(802) 828-2342|
Authorities (Please contact the if there are any file problems.)
|Authority 1:||HB 475 (Act 125)|
- Incentive and policy data are reviewed and approved by the N.C. Solar Center's DSIRE project staff.