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