Vermont Hydropower Transmission & Interconnection(8-VT)
In Vermont, a hydropower developer may need a Certificate of Public Convenience and Necessity from the Vermont Public Service Board 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
|Certificate of Public Good/Certificate of Public Convenience and Necessity (Certificate):||A "company" must obtain a Certificate of Public Good from the Vermont Public Service Board to construct any transmission or generation facility. 30 V.S.A. § 248 et seq.|
|Certificate Regulatory Agency:||Public Service Board|
|Certificate Threshold:||Before construction or operation of transmission line extension projects, or a group net-metered hydroelectric power system interconnections.|
|Public Utility/Electric Plant Definition:||A "company" includes individuals, partnerships, associations, corporations, municipalities and certain cooperatives owning or conducting any public service business.|
|Transmission Interconnection Request Process (Interconnection Request):||Vermont does not currently have a state specific interconnection request process.|
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