Line Extension Alternatives

October 28, 2016


The Public Service Board (PSB) of Vermont developed rules regarding utility line extension requests. While the majority of the rules focus on the procedure followed (and associated fees) for the actual line extensions, the PSB also included a provision that requires electric utilities to provide written information to customers upon request about off-grid electricity generators as an alternative to line extensions. The PSB recognized that in many cases off-grid electricity generators are less expensive than extending the electricity distribution lines, and therefore customers should be made aware of this option.

Program Overview

Implementing Sector: State
Category: Regulatory Policy
State: Vermont
Incentive Type: Line Extension Analysis
Web Site:
Start Date:
Eligible Renewable/Other Technologies:
  • Solar Photovoltaics
  • Wind (All)
  • Wind (Small)
  • Other Distributed Generation Technologies
Availability: Information about line extension alternatives is available to customers upon request


Name: CVR 30 000 057 (5.600)
Date Enacted: 10/01/2008
Effective Date: 10/01/2008
Name: 30 V.S.A. § 209


Name: Public Information
Organization: Vermont Public Service Department
Address: 112 State Street, Third Floor
Montpelier VT 05620-2601
Phone: (802) 828-2811

This information is sourced from DSIRE; the most comprehensive source of information on incentives and policies that support renewables and energy efficiency in the United States. Established in 1995, DSIRE is operated by the N.C. Clean Energy Technology Center at N.C. State University.