Vermont Bulk Transmission Permitting Process (VT)
The steps of the Vermont bulk transmission permitting process are summarized in the chart below. Roll over each section for a summary of the regulations and permits it covers. Click a section to learn more about the required permits and regulations related to that topic.
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Bulk Transmission Development in Vermont
The Vermont electric grid is part of the North American Electric Reliability Corporation’s (NERC) Eastern Interconnection. In Vermont, the Northeast Power Coordinating Council is the regional entity, under NERC, charged with developing reliability standards and monitoring compliance for all owners, operators and users of the bulk electric system. In Vermont, the Vermont Electric Power Co, Inc (VELCO) maintains the electric transmission system. In coordination with VELCO, ISO New England, as balancing authority, oversees the operation of the bulk electric power system and transmission lines in Vermont.
In Vermont, there are investor-owned, independent, and municipal transmission providers, including:
- Green Mountain Power Corp that provides transmission services across the state;
- Vermont Electric Cooperative, Inc. that serves northern Vermont;
- Village of Swanton, Vermont (Utility Company) that serves several towns in central Vermont;
- Village of Lyndonville, Vermont (Utility Company) that serves several towns in northeastern Vermont;
- Village of Jacksonville, Vermont (Utility Company) that serves the southern Vermont town of Whitingham.