The 248 process is required for companies to obtain approval from the Vermont Public Service Board (Board) before beginning site preparation or construction of electric transmission facilities, electric generation facilities and certain gas pipelines within Vermont. Below is an overview of the process steps as it relates to GSPL. It is anticipated that the process will take approximately one year to receive a certificate. Click HERE for a public guide to the 248 process.
231 Petition Process
National Grid will request the issuance of a Section 231 Certificate of Public Good to own and operate the Granite State Power Link. This is under the purview of the Vermont Public Service Board and evaluates whether the petitioning entity has the technical, operational and regulatory experience, as well as the financial stability to own and operate the project within Vermont.