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Incentives/Policies for Renewables & Efficiency

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Expedited Permitting Process for Solar Photovoltaic Systems   

Last DSIRE Review: 10/29/2014
Program Overview:
State: Vermont
Incentive Type: Solar/Wind Permitting Standards
Eligible Renewable/Other Technologies: Photovoltaics
Applicable Sectors: Commercial, Residential, Nonprofit, Multi-Family Residential, Low-Income Residential, Agricultural
Web Site:
Authority 1:
Date Enacted:
Date Effective:
HB 475 (Act 125)

Vermont has established an expedited permitting process for solar photovoltaic systems that are 15 kilowatts-AC (kW) or less.  In order to interconnect and net meter, electric customers in Vermont must obtain a Certificate of Public Good from the Vermont Public Service Board (PSB). Solar net metered systems that are 15 kW or less follow an expedited process for the Certificate of Public Good.  To receive a Certificate of Public Good, the customer must register the system with the PSB.  The customer must inform the PSB about the project and comply with the electric utility's interconnection requirements.  If there are any issues with the system's compliance with interconnection requirements, the utility must raise these issues in a letter within 10 business days.  If the utility does not raise any issues within 10 business days, a Certificate of Public Good is automatically "deemed issued," and the customer may proceed with installation.

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Vermont Department of Public Service
112 State Street, Drawer 20
Montpelier, VT 05620-2601
Phone: (802) 828-2811
Fax: (802) 828-2342
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Disclaimer: The information presented on the DSIRE web site provides an unofficial overview of financial incentives and other policies. It does not constitute professional tax advice or other professional financial guidance, and it should not be used as the only source of information when making purchasing decisions, investment decisions or tax decisions, or when executing other binding agreements. Please refer to the individual contact provided below each summary to verify that a specific financial incentive or other policy applies to your project.

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