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Vermont Certificate of Public Good (8-VT-c)

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In Vermont, a person (developer) may need a Certificate of Public Good (CPG), from the Public Service Board (Board) for a transmission line extension project, or a group net-metered hydroelectric power system interconnection. 30 V.S.A. § 248 et seq.


The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) has jurisdiction over most hydroelectric projects, including primary transmission lines required for projects. However, developers of energy transmission projects not covered by a FERC license or exemption may need to obtain a CPG from the Board. The Board will conduct a CPG review pursuant to 30 V.S.A. § 248 et seq. The Board must find that the project promotes the general good of the state in order to grant a CPG. 30 V.S.A. § 248 et seq.



Certificate of Public Good Process

8-VT-c.1 — Certificate of Public Good Process

The developer must obtain a Certificate of Public Good (CPG) from the Public Service Board (Board) for projects not covered by a Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) license or exemption, including transmission line extension projects and group net-metered hydroelectric power system interconnections. 30 V.S.A. § 248 et seq. The CPG review process for hydroelectric generation projects is the same for transmission projects. For more information, see:

Certificate of Public Good:
7-VT-c
for details.


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Edit Vermont Department of Public Service
Renewable Energy Development Director 802-828-3058 anneabbazabbamargolis@vermontabbazabbagov Visit Website


Edit Vermont Department of Public Service
Special Counsel - Net Metering and Certificate of Public Good 802-828-5543<MANY>802-828-4011 jeannieabbazabbaoliver@vermontabbazabbagov<MANY>jeanneabbazabbaelias@vermontabbazabbagov Visit Website