New Application Fee for In-State Generation Facilities
Act 70, which was signed into law on June 18, 2019, requires applicants for generation facilities within Vermont, including all net-metering facilities, to pay an application fee to the Department of Public Service. The application fee provides financial support for the regulatory processing and review of generation facilities conducted by the Department of Public Service and the Public Utility Commission. The Public Utility Commission has issued an order waiving a procedural rule to allow applicants to file up until 11:59 p.m. on Sunday, June 30, 2019, without being subject to this fee.
The fee must be paid in advance of filing the application with the Public Utility Commission. An application to construct or modify a generation facility that is filed with the Public Utility Commission after 11:59 p.m. on June 30, 2019, must include a form indicating that the fee has been paid. Further information about the fee and the application fee form are available on the Application Fee for In-State Generation Facilities webpage on the Department’s website.