Alabama Bulk Transmission Siting & Regulation(8-AL)
In Alabama, a developer may need a Certificate of Convenience and Necessity from the Alabama Public Service Commission to construct or operate any plant or facility for the transmission, delivery, or furnishing of electricity.
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:||Alabama does not have a state comprehensive siting process for transmission project development.|
|Preemptive Authority:||The Alabama Public Service Commission has primary authority over electric utilities siting transmission lines.|
|Regulated Entity Definition:||An "electric utility" includes "every person owning, operating, or controlling any plan, property, or facility for the generation, transmission, or distribution, sale or furnishing to or for the public of electricity." Ala. Code. § 37-4-1.|
|Public Utility Certificate Threshold:||Electric utilities may need a Certificate of Convenience and Necessity from the Alabama Public Service Commission to construct any "plant...or facility for the production, transmission, delivery, or furnishing of electricity." Ala. Code. § 37-4-28.|