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Regulators reject solar project due to grid constraints

January 25, 2019

DERBY, Vt. (AP) — Utilities regulators in Vermont have denied an application to build a small solar project in Derby.

The Vermont Public Utilities Commission cited constraints on the regions electrical grid and the impact on existing project as reason for the denial. The Caledonian-Record reports Derby GLC Solar developers wanted to erect a 500-kilowatt net-metered solar system in a sand-and-gravel pit on Route 5 in Derby.

The three-member commission made the relatively small solar project a test case for adding more renewable energy projects in this area. The PUC did not say what the decision means for other renewable energy project applicants in the area.


Information from: The Caledonian-Record, http://www.caledonianrecord.com

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