Vermont Public Utility Commission approves renewable natural gas program for Vermont Gas customers

By VT Public Utilities Commission, via VT Digger.

Montpelier, VT — September 6,2017 – Today the Vermont Public Utility Commission (“PUC”) approved a Renewable Natural Gas (“RNG”) program for Vermont Gas Systems, Inc. (“VGS”).

RNG, also known as bio-methane, is produced from materials such as agricultural waste, manure, municipal waste, plant material, and compost. Under the program, retail customers can choose to buy RNG in amounts equal to 10% ,25%, 50%, or 100% of their total monthly requirements at specified prices per Ccf as an adder to other retail charges.

VGS plans to purchase RNG from the recently permitted Lincoln project that will be built on the Goodrich Farm in Salisbury, Vermont. The bio-methane produced by the Salisbury facility will be blended with the traditional fossil fuel supply in VGS’s pipeline. VGS also plans to obtain RNG from existing resources, such as solid waste facilities, that are located outside Vermont.