Rhode Island Bulk Transmission Siting & Regulation(8-RI)
In Rhode Island, a transmission developer may need a License to Construct and Alter Major Energy Facilities from the Rhode Island Energy Facility Board before siting, constructing, or altering high voltage transmission lines 69 kV or greater.
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
Rhode Island Federal
|Transmission Siting:||Any person may need a License to Construct and Alter Major Energy Facilities. R.I. Stat. Ann. §42-98-4.|
|Transmission Siting Agency:||Rhode Island Energy Facility Siting Board|
|Transmission Siting Threshold:||To construct or alter a major energy facility, which includes transmission lines with a capacity of 69 kV or greater. R.I. Stat. Ann. §42-98-4.|
|Transmission Siting Act:||Rhode Island – tit. 42 R.I. Gen. Laws §§ 98 et seq., Energy Facility Siting Act|
|Preemptive Authority:||The Rhode Island Energy Facility Siting Board has preemptive authority over the siting and regulation of transmission lines.|
|Public Utility Certificate Threshold:||Rhode Island does not require additional approval from the state public utility authority.|
|Processing Timeframe:||There is no statutorily defined time frame for approval.|