Vermont Gas, Inc. has developed a proposal to bring natural gas service into the Region via a gas transmission line with distribution lines serving at least Middlebury and Vergennes. Vermont Gas is currrently studying the feasibility, line routing, as well as the benefits and impacts of the line to the Region’s citizens, businesses and communities. They still have some engineering work to be completed for its timetable for submission of application for the Certificate of Public Good, and hence construction. Additionally, Vermont Gas has recently announced an agreement in principle it has reached with International Paper Company of Fort Ticonderoga, NY to supply them with gas for their operation. Vermont Gas has stated that project will constitute a second phase application and anticipates it will extend a transmission line from Middlebury to the south and west to link with Fort Ticonderoga. Vermont Gas is still investigating alternate routes for the Fort Ti phase of the pipeline. ACRPC has asked its committees to investigate and prepare reports for Vermont Gas concerning its proposal. These reports were presented to Vermont Gas at the November Full Commission meeting and are available here. Click here for Vermont Gas’s presentation to the ACRPC Full Commission (November 2012).
For more details about the project, please visit the Vermont Public Service Board website. All the documents that have been filed for this project are listed here, including maps, petitions and exhibits. Please contact the PSB (828-2358, firstname.lastname@example.org) or ACRPC (388-3141, email@example.com) if you need assistance.
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