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Vermont Bulk Transmission Siting & Regulation(8-VT)

In Vermont, a bulk transmission developer may need to obtain a Certificate of Public Good from the Vermont Public Utility Commission.

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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

Vermont Federal

Transmission Siting: Vermont does not have a comprehensive transmission siting process.
Preemptive Authority: The Vermont Public Utility Commission has regulatory and preemptive authority over transmission line construction in the state.
Regulated Entity Definition: A "company" is defined as individuals, partnerships, associations, corporations, and municipalities, owning or conducting any public service business or property. This definition also includes electric cooperatives. Vt. Stat. Ann. § 30.201(a).
Public Utility Certificate Threshold: Companies may need a Certificate of Public Good from the Vermont Public Utility Commission for site preparation for or to construct of electric transmission facility at any voltage. Vt. Stat. Ann. § 30.248(a)(2)(A).
Processing Timeframe: There is no statutorily defined time frame.