Franklin County Line Upgrade
Transmission siting in Vermont is guided by a regulatory process, known informally as Section 248 (technically, Title 30, Section 248 of the Vermont Statutes), that requires utilities, such as VELCO, to obtain a certificate of public good or CPG, from the Vermont Public Service Board before site preparation or construction can begin on an electric transmission facility. The Board reviews planning studies, environmental reports, natural resource assessments, analysis of alternatives, and cost estimates, among other project impacts.
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Many resources exists for learning more about the regulatory process, electric transmission, grid planning and reliability, non-transmission alternatives and power supply. Here are some helpful sources.