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The Vermont Statutes Online have been updated to include the actions of the 2023 session of the General Assembly.

NOTE: The Vermont Statutes Online is an unofficial copy of the Vermont Statutes Annotated that is provided as a convenience.

Title 30 : Public Service

Chapter 089 : Renewable Energy Programs

Subchapter 001 : General Provisions

(Cite as: 30 V.S.A. § 8011)
  • § 8011. Energy storage facilities

    (a) The Commission may adopt and implement rules that govern the installation and operation of energy storage facilities of all sizes.

    (b) The rules may establish a size threshold below which storage facilities need not submit an application for a certificate of public good pursuant to section 248 of this title.

    (c) The rules may include provisions that govern:

    (1) the respective duties of retail electricity providers and energy storage facility owners or operators;

    (2) the electrical and fire safety, power quality, interconnection, metering, and decommissioning of energy storage facilities;

    (3) the resolution of disputes between energy storage facility owners, operators, and the interconnecting provider;

    (4) energy storage aggregators and the operation of aggregations; and

    (5) energy storage facilities paired with other resources, such as net metering and standard offer plants, including retrofits of existing plants.

    (d) The rules shall establish standards and procedures governing application for and issuance or revocation of a certificate of public good for certain energy storage facilities under the provisions of section 248 of this title. In establishing these standards and procedures, the rules may:

    (1) waive the requirements of section 248 of this title that are not applicable to energy storage facilities, including criteria that are generally applicable to public service companies as defined in this title;

    (2) modify notice and hearing requirements of this title as the Commission considers appropriate; and

    (3) seek to simplify the application and review process. (Added 2021, No. 54, § 11.)