Line Extension Alternatives (Vermont)

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Rules Regulations Policies Program

Place Vermont
Name Line Extension Alternatives
Incentive Type Line Extension Analysis
Applicable Sector Utility
Eligible Technologies Other Distributed Generation Technologies, Photovoltaics, Wind
Active Incentive Yes
Implementing Sector State/Territory
Energy Category Renewable Energy Incentive Programs

Date added to DSIRE 2010-01-11
Last DSIRE Review 2012-11-28

References DSIRE[1]


The Public Service Board (PSB) of Vermont developed rules regarding utility line extension requests. While the majority of the rules focus on the procedure followed (and associated fees) for the actual line extensions, the PSB also included a provision that requires the electric utilities to provide written information to customers about off-grid electricity generators as an alternative to line extensions. The PSB recognized that in many cases off-grid electricity generators are less expensive than extending the electricity distribution lines, and therefore customers should be made aware of this option.

Incentive Contact

Contact Name Public Information
Department Vermont Department of Public Service
Address 112 State Street, Drawer 20
Place Montpelier, Vermont
Zip/Postal Code 05620-2601
Phone (802) 828-2811


Authorities (Please contact the if there are any file problems.)

Authority 1: 30 V.S.A. § 209

Authority 2: CVR 30 000 057 (5.600)
Date Effective 2008-10-01
Date Enacted 2008-10-01

  • Incentive and policy data are reviewed and approved by the N.C. Solar Center's DSIRE project staff.[1]


  1. 1.0 1.1  "Database of State Incentives for Renewables and Efficiency (DSIRE)"