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.
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
|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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