RAPID/BulkTransmission/Connecticut/Transmission

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Connecticut Bulk Transmission Transmission & Interconnection(8-CT)

In Connecticut, a bulk transmission developer should consult local zoning regulations during the transmission siting process. A developer may need a Certificate of Environmental Compatibility and Public Need from the Connecticut Siting Council for certain interconnection and transmission projects.

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Determine Which State and Federal Permits Apply

Use this overview flowchart and following steps to learn which federal and state permits apply to your projects.

Permitting at a Glance

Connecticut Federal

Transmission Siting Agency: Connecticut Siting Council
Transmission Siting Process: A person must obtain a Certificate of Environmental Compatibility and Public Need from the Connecticut Siting Council prior to transmission site preparation or construction.
Transmission Siting Threshold: 69 kV or greater.
Siting Act: Public Utility Environmental Standards Act
Regulated Entity Definition: A person means "any individual corporation, limited liability company...governmental agency, municipality...and any other entity public or private..." C.G.S. §16-50i(c).
Public Utility Regulatory Authority Certification Transmission Threshold: Any person seeking to construct an electric transmission line of a design capacity of 69 kV or more must apply for a Certificate of Environmental Compatibility and Public Need.
Permit Processing Timeframe: There is no statutorily mandated timeframe for approval.

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