Docket 7314 Information Page
East Avenue Loop Project
Located in Williston, South Burlington, Colchester, Winooski, & Burlington

On April 16, 2007, Vermont Transco, LLC, Vermont Electric Power Company, Inc., City of Burlington Electric Department, and Green Mountain Power Corporation formally requested Public Service Board approval to construct the East Avenue Loop Project in Williston, South Burlington, Colchester, Winooski, and Burlington, Vermont. The companies must obtain a "Certificate of Public Good" from the Public Service Board for the project in order to go forward. The case in which the Board will consider the companies' application is Docket 7314.

These web pages will provide information about Docket 7314 to allow participants and members of the public to stay informed about the progress of the case.

Docket 7314 Caption
Joint Petition of Vermont Transco, LLC, Vermont Electric Power Company, Inc. ("VELCO"), City of Burlington Electric Department ("BED") and Green Mountain Power Corporation for a certificate of public good, pursuant to 30 V.S.A. Section 248, authorizing the construction of the so-called East Avenue Loop Project in Williston, South Burlington, Colchester, Winooski and Burlington, Vermont, which consists of: (1) the replacement of 4.8 miles of an existing single 115 kV line between VELCO's Essex Substation and its East Avenue Substation with two new 115 kV lines within the same corridor; (2) expansion of the East Avenue Substation; (3) installation of a new 1.5-mile 34.5 kV line from the East Avenue Substation to BED's McNeil Substation; (4) construction of a new substation at the McNeil Generating Station; (5) installation of new and relocated equipment from BED's Lake Street Substation to the McNeil Substation; and (6) removal of several circuits connected to BED's Lake Street Substation

Public Participation
The Board publishes a "Citizens Guide to Vermont's Section 248 Process." The guide was created to assist the public in understanding and participating in cases, such as Docket 7314, that involve applications for Certificates of Public Good.

The Board is seeking input from members of the public on the proposed East Avenue Loop Project.  Members of the public may provide their comments orally at the July 10, 2007, public hearing, or they may file a written comment with the Board.

Testimony and Exhibits
The petition, exhibits, maps, and other information filed by the petitioners can be found at VELCO's web site.
Testimony and exhibits by other parties will be made available after they are filed.

Board Orders and Memoranda


Parties' Service List (pdf)

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