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Chapter 005 : State Policy; Plans; Jurisdiction and Regulatory Authority of Commission and Department
Subchapter 001 : General Powers(Cite as: 30 V.S.A. § 210)
§ 210. Electric companies; interconnection facilities
(a) The Public Utility Commission shall have jurisdiction to order electric companies subject to its supervision to build or rebuild electric transmission lines in order to provide adequate interconnection between the transmission systems of the State. The Commission shall have power to exercise the jurisdiction herein conferred only after due notice to all interested parties and opportunity for hearing and after making findings based upon adequate evidence that the ordered construction:
(1) is necessary in the interests of consumers of electrical energy;
(2) is not detrimental to the interests of the investors of the company ordered to build or rebuild;
(3) will serve the public good.
(b) The Commission may allocate the cost of building or rebuilding between the companies whose facilities are to be interconnected, providing that the findings herein referred to are made as to each company affected by such allocation. (Amended 1959, No. 329 (Adj. Sess.), § 39(b), eff. March 1, 1961; 1999, No. 157 (Adj. Sess.), § 3.)