Vermont Public Service Board

December 2000 Orders and Decisions


CONTRACTS ENTERED DECEMBER 1, 2000

SC 430  ELECTRIC Special Contract approval between Green Mountain Power Corporation and Sugarbush Resort Holdings, Inc.

SC 434  ELECTRIC Special Contract approval between Citizens Utilities Company and LaBranche Lumber Company



ORDER ENTERED DECEMBER 5, 2000

6429  FINAL ORDER (AND ATTACHMENTS) RE: Investigation into the Energy Efficiency Charge for the Year 2001

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Attachment B (Spreadsheets showing calculation of EEC for 2001 for each service territory:      Non VPPSA Utilities       VPPSA Utilities



ORDERS ENTERED DECEMBER 7, 2000

6413  STATUS CONFERENCE MEMORANDUM.  Tariff filing of Vermont Gas Systems, Inc. requesting a 15.6% rate increase in its firm rate, effective September 1, 2000       Word Perfect    Adobe Acrobat

6444  PREHEARING CONFERENCE MEMORANDUM.  Tariff filing of Vermont Gas Systems, Inc. requesting an 11.2% rate increase in its firm rates, effective November 6, 2000       Word Perfect    Adobe Acrobat



ORDERS ENTERED DECEMBER 11, 2000

6372  ORDER RE: DEFERRAL ACCOUNT.  Tariff filing of Rochester Electric Light and Power Company requesting a 27.83% rate increase, to take effect May 1, 2000       Word Perfect    Adobe Acrobat

6431  ORDER APPROVING SECOND AMENDMENT TO RESALE AGREEMENT between New England Telephone and Telegraph Company d/b/a Bell Atlantic-Vermont and Lightyear Telecommunications, LLC (formerly known as UniDial Communications, Inc.)        Word Perfect    Adobe Acrobat

6432  ORDER APPROVING RESALE AGREEMENT between Verizon New England Inc. d/b/a Verizon Vermont and HJN Telecom, Inc.   Word Perfect    Adobe Acrobat

6440  ORDER AND CERTIFICATE OF CONSENT APPROVING JOINT PETITION of Group Long Distance, Inc. and Coyote Network Systems, Inc. for approval of transfer of control and merger       Word Perfect    Adobe Acrobat

6441  ORDER APPROVING RESALE AGREEMENT between Verizon New England Inc. d/b/a Verizon Vermont and Flatel, Inc. d/b/a Florida Telephone Company        Word Perfect    Adobe Acrobat

6443  FINAL ORDER APPROVING PETITION of Green Mountain Power Corporation for approval of a fuel gross receipts tax rebate under 33 V.S.A. Section 2503(e)        Word Perfect    Adobe Acrobat

6445  PREHEARING CONFERENCE MEMORANDUM.  Petition of Vermont Department of Public Service requesting the Board to enforce Condition 43 of the Revised Certificates of Public Good issued to Mountain Cable Company and Better TV, Inc. of Bennington, both d/b/a Adelphia Cable Communications, in re: house count surveys        Word Perfect    Adobe Acrobat

CPG 180  ORDER AND AMENDED CERTIFICATE OF PUBLIC GOOD TO REFLECT NAME CHANGE of GTE Card Services, Inc.

CPG 349  ORDER REVOKING CERTIFICATE OF PUBLIC GOOD of RRV Enterprises, Inc. d/b/a Consumer Access for revocation of its CPG to operate as a reseller of telecommunications services in the State of Vermont

CPG 553-C  FINDINGS, ORDER, AND CERTIFICATE OF PUBLIC GOOD GRANTING PETITION of MVX.COM Communications, Inc. for a certificate of public good to operate as a provider of telecommunications services in Vermont, including service to the local exchange

CPG 608-C  FINDINGS, ORDER, AND CERTIFICATE OF PUBLIC GOOD GRANTING PETITION of NECLEC, LLC for a certificate of public good to operate as a provider of telecommunications services in Vermont, including service to the local exchange

CPG 609-CR  FINDINGS, ORDER, AND CERTIFICATE OF PUBLIC GOOD GRANTING PETITION of Consolidated Edison Communications, Inc. for a certificate of public good to operate as a provider of telecommunications services in Vermont, including service to the local exchange

CPG 610-C  FINDINGS, ORDER, AND CERTIFICATE OF PUBLIC GOOD GRANTING PETITION of Essex Communications, Inc. for a certificate of public good to operate as a provider of telecommunications services in Vermont, including service to the local exchange

CPG 611-R  FINDINGS, ORDER, AND CERTIFICATE OF PUBLIC GOOD GRANTING PETITION of Encompass Communications, LLC for a certificate of public good to operate as a provider of telecommunications services in Vermont

CPG 613-R  FINDINGS, ORDER, AND CERTIFICATE OF PUBLIC GOOD GRANTING PETITION of Touch America, Inc. for a certificate of public good to operate as a provider of telecommunications services in Vermont

CPG 614-R  FINDINGS, ORDER, AND CERTIFICATE OF PUBLIC GOOD GRANTING PETITION of Maxtel USA, Inc. for a certificate of public good to operate as a provider of telecommunications services in Vermont

CPG 615-R  FINDINGS, ORDER, AND CERTIFICATE OF PUBLIC GOOD GRANTING PETITION of ESS.COM, LLC, for a certificate of public good to operate as a provider of telecommunications services in Vermont

CPG 616-R  FINDINGS, ORDER, AND CERTIFICATE OF PUBLIC GOOD GRANTING PETITION of USA Digital Communications, Inc. for a certificate of public good to operate as a provider of telecommunications services in Vermont

CPG 617-R  FINDINGS, ORDER, AND CERTIFICATE OF PUBLIC GOOD GRANTING PETITION of ALLTELL Communications, Inc. for a certificate of public good to operate as a provider of telecommunications services in Vermont



ORDERS ENTERED DECEMBER 13, 2000

6415 and 6416  DISMISSAL ORDER  Re: Petitions of (1) Gleb Glinka, Chapter 7 Trustee in Bankruptcy of Vermont Electric Generation & Transmission Cooperative, Inc. to transfer a hydroelectric generation facility located in Hartland, Vermont; and (2) North Hartland, LLC for a certificate of public good to own and operate the North Hartland Hydroelectric Plant, and for de minimis regulation AND Petition of North Hartland, LLC for: (1) approval of a long-term, non-levelized Power Sales Agreement with VEPPI; and (2) approval of an Interconnection Agreement between Central Vermont Public Service Corporation and North Hartland, LLC  Word Perfect    Adobe Acrobat

6442  ORDER APPROVING INTERCONNECTION AGREEMENT between Verizon New England Inc. d/b/a Verizon Vermont and Sprint Communications Company, LP        Word Perfect    Adobe Acrobat

6446  ORDER APPROVING INTERCONNECTION AGREEMENT between Verizon New England Inc. d/b/a Verizon Vermont, and Access Point, Inc.  Word Perfect    Adobe Acrobat

6447  ORDER APPROVING INTERCONNECTION AGREEMENT between Verizon New England Inc. d/b/a Verizon Vermont and CTC Communications Corp.      Word Perfect    Adobe Acrobat

6456  ORDER RE: ELIGIBLE FACILITIES FINDINGS IN RE: PETITION of New England Power Company for findings under Section 32(c) of the Public Utility Holding Company Act of 1935 (Eligible Facilities)   Word Perfect    Adobe Acrobat

CPG 172  ORDER REVOKING CPG In Re: Petition of Universal Network Services of Vermont, Inc. for revocation of its certificate of public good to operate as a reseller of telecommunications services in the State of Vermont

CPG 213  ORDER REVOKING CPG In Re: Petition of North American Intelecom, Inc. for revocation of its certificate of public good to operate as a reseller of telecommunications services in the State of Vermont

CPG 226  ORDER REVOKING CPG In Re: Petition of Global Telemedia International, Inc. for revocation of its certificate of public good to operate as a reseller of telecommunications services in the State of Vermont

CPG 227  ORDER REVOKING CPG In Re: Petition of Chris Leister d/b/a Snow Country Communications for revocation of its certificate of public good to offer customer-owned, coin-operated telephone service in Barre and Waterbury, Vermont

CPG 262  ORDER REVOKING CPG In Re: Petition of Pantel Communications, Inc. for revocation of its certificate of public good to operate as a reseller of telecommunications services in the State of Vermont

CPG 265  ORDER AMENDING CERTIFICATE OF PUBLIC GOOD TO REFLECT NAME CHANGE.  Petition of American International Telephone, Inc. to amend its certificate of public good to reflect a name change

CPG 309  ORDER REVOKING CPG In Re: Petition of The Phonco, Inc. d/b/a Network Services Long Distance for revocation of its certificate of public good to operate as a reseller of telecommunications services in the State of Vermont

CPG 315  ORDER REVOKING CPG In Re: Petition of Meridian Telecom Corporation for revocation of its certificate of public good to operate as a reseller of telecommunications services in the State of Vermont

CPG 334  ORDER REVOKING CPG In Re: Petition of Schmetterling, Inc., d/b/a Tulip Tree Inn for revocation of its certificate of public good to offer customer-owned, coin-operated telephone service in Chittenden, Vermont



ORDER ENTERED DECEMBER 14, 2000

6460  ORDER SUSPENDING TARIFF FILING AND NOTICE OF PREHEARING CONFERENCE In Re: Tariff filing of Central Vermont Public Service Corporation requesting a 7.6% rate increase, to take effect December 24, 2000
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CONTRACTS ENTERED DECEMBER 14, 2000

SC 429 ELECTRIC Special Contract approval between Swanton Village, Inc. Electric Department and Brown Foundry, Inc.

SC 431 ELECTRIC Special Contract approval between New England Power Company and American Paper Mills of Vermont

SC 435 ELECTRIC Special Contract approval between Village of Lyndonville Electric Department and Burke Mountain Operating Company



ORDERS ENTERED DECEMBER 15, 2000

6300  STATUS CONFERENCE MEMORANDUM AND ORDER RE:  MOTION TO INTERVENE.  Investigation into General Order No. 45 Notice filed by Vermont Yankee Nuclear Power Corporation re: proposed sale of Vermont Yankee Nuclear Power Station and related transactions   Word Perfect    Adobe Acrobat

6333  FINAL ORDER DENYING PETITION of EHV-Weidmann Industries, Inc. for a declaratory ruling for confirmation that a relocation of its metering point into the service territory of the Village of Lyndonville Electric Department will entitle it to receive electric service from that utility        Word Perfect    Adobe Acrobat



ORDERS ENTERED DECEMBER 21, 2000

6120  ORDER RE: STIPULATION FOR RATE REDUCTION PER DOCKETS 5980 AND 6429 MEMORANDUM OF UNDERSTANDING.  Tariff filing of Central Vermont Public Service Corporation requesting a 12.9% rate increase, to take effect July 27, 1998        Word Perfect    Adobe Acrobat

6378  FINAL ORDER RE: VERMONT UNIVERSAL SERVICE FUND CHARGE.  Investigation into Universal Service Fund Charge for Fiscal Year 2001        Word Perfect    Adobe Acrobat

6445  PROCEDURAL ORDER SUSPENDING SCHEDULE.  Petition of Vermont Department of Public Service requesting the Board to enforce Condition 43 of the Revised Certificates of Public Good issued to Mountain Cable Company and Better TV, Inc. of Bennington, both d/b/a Adelphia Cable Communications, in re: house count surveys    Word Perfect    Adobe Acrobat

CPG NM-32  FINDINGS, ORDER, AND CERTIFICATE OF PUBLIC GOOD GRANTING APPLICATION of Patricia Hanson for a certificate of public good for an interconnected net metered electrical power system

CPG 405  ORDER REVOKING CPG.  Application of Amy Beaton for a certificate of public good to offer customer-owned, coin-operated telephone service in Burlington, Vermont

CPG 424  ORDER REVOKING CPG.  Application of Payphone Sites, Inc. for a certificate of public good to offer customer-owned, coin-operated telephone service in Vermont

CPG 446  ORDER REVOKING CPG.  Application of Michael St. Pierre on behalf of Vermont Village Cycling Inc. for a certificate of public good to offer customer-owned, coin-operated telephone service in Vermont

CPG 529-CR  ORDER REVOKING CPG.  Petition of CTSI, Inc. for revocation of its certificate of public good to operate as a provider of telecommunications services in the State of Vermont



ORDERS ENTERED DECEMBER 22, 2000

5841/5859  ORDER RE: MOTION FOR TEMPORARY RESTRAINING ORDER AND FOR PRELIMINARY INJUNCTION AND NOTICE OF HEARING.  Investigation into Citizens Utilities Company re: alleged investment in facilities without proper regulatory approval, and omission of least-cost analysis of such investments AND Investigation into the existing rates of Citizens Utilities Company        Word Perfect    Adobe Acrobat

6462  ORDER OPENING INVESTIGATION AND NOTICE OF HEARING Re: Investigation of Village of Hyde Park Electric Department's tariff filing requesting a 9.98% rate increase, to take effect January 1, 2001
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ORDERS ENTERED DECEMBER 28, 2000

5246  HEARING OFFICER'S PROPOSAL FOR DECISION.  Petition of Vermont Electric Cooperative, Inc. (VEC), for a determination, pursuant to 30 V.S.A. Section 2909, concerning negotiations between VEC and the Village of Derby Line regarding the amount of plant and property to be purchased      Word Perfect    Adobe Acrobat

6300  ORDER RE: SCHEDULE MODIFICATION and MOTIONS TO INTERVENE and NOTICE OF STATUS CONFERENCE.  Investigation into General Order No. 45 Notice filed by Vermont Yankee Nuclear Power Corporation re: proposed sale of Vermont Yankee Nuclear Power Station and related transactions Word Perfect    Adobe Acrobat

6449  FINAL ORDER AND CERTIFICATE OF CONSENT ("COC") APPROVING JOINT PETITION of The Furst Group, Inc. and Zone Telecom, Inc. for approval of an asset purchase agreement       Word Perfect    Adobe Acrobat
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6450  FINAL ORDER AND CERTIFICATE OF CONSENT ("COC") APPROVING JOINT PETITION of Intermedia Communications, Inc. and WorldCom, Inc. for approval of transfer of control and merger    Word Perfect    Adobe Acrobat
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CPG 333  ORDER AND AMENDED CERTIFICATE OF PUBLIC GOOD GRANTING PETITION of Calls for Less, Inc. to amend its certificate of public good to reflect a name change

CPG 381  FINAL ORDER APPROVING PETITION of Intelnet International Corp. for revocation of its certificates of public good to operate as a reseller of telecommunications services in the State of Vermont



ORDERS ENTERED DECEMBER 29, 2000

6012  PROCEDURAL ORDER RE: PUBLIC INTEREST PAYPHONES AND NOTICE OF WORKSHOP In Re: Generic Investigation into the transition from regulation to competition for public telephone services in Vermont   Word Perfect    Adobe Acrobat

6451  FINAL ORDER, CERTIFICATE OF CONSENT, AND AMENDED CERTIFICATE OF PUBLIC GOOD APPROVING JOINT PETITION of Touch 1 Long Distance, Inc., BLT Technologies, Inc. and WorldCom, Technologies, Inc., for approval of merger and related transactions            Order:    Word Perfect    Adobe Acrobat
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