Andover board OKs energy section for Town Plan #VT

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Under Vermont State law (30 V.S.A. § 248), the state Public Utility Commission has absolute control over the construction of energy infrastructure, including large-scale renewable power generators such as solar farms and wind turbines. However, when a town has adopted an energy plan, the commission is required to “give substantial deference” to that plan. The Andover plan specifically encourages the construction of ground-mounted solar panels and limited use of residential-scale wind turbines, while prohibiting utility- and commercial-scale wind turbines.

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