Vermont Public Service Board

May 2000 Orders and Decisions


ORDER ISSUED MAY 2, 2000

6375  Petition of Vermont Electric Power Company, Inc. and Citizens Utilities Company for a waiver of the prohibition upon     site preparation for and construction of electric transmission facilities Word Perfect  Adobe Acrobat



ORDERS ENTERED MAY 4, 2000

6079  ORDER RE: EXTENSION TO COMPLETE FINANCINGS.  Petition of Citizens Utilities Company for authorization and approval to guarantee the issuance of up to $294,500,000 of revenue bonds, and to issue up to $1,000,000,000 of securities    Word Perfect  Adobe Acrobat

6315  FINAL ORDER APPROVING MEMO OF UNDERSTANDING AND REFUNDS.  Investigation of Washington Electric Cooperative, Inc.'s tariff filing requesting a 3.8% rate increase, to take effect December 3, 1999 Word PerfectAdobe Acrobat

6350  PROCEDURAL ORDER RE: PROTECTIVE AGREEMENT.  Joint Petition of STE/NE Acquisition Corp. d/b/a Northland Telephone Company of Vermont; ST Long Distance, Inc. d/b/a Northland Long Distance; Kelso Investment Associates V, L.P.; Kelso Equity Partners V, L.P.; and Thomas H. Lee Equity Fund IV, L.P. and certain related parties for authority pursuant to 30 V.S.A. § 107 for Kelso Investment Associates V, L.P., Kelso Equity Partner V, LP and Thomas H. Lee Equity Fund IV, LP and certain related parties to acquire an indirect controlling interest in STE/NE Acquisition Corp. d/b/a Northland Telephone Company of Vermont and in ST Long Distance, Inc. d/b/a Northland Long Distance
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6360  FINAL ORDER APPROVING RESALE AGREEMENT between New England Telephone and Telegraph Company d/b/a Bell Atlantic-Vermont and Telergy Network Services, Inc.    Word Perfect  Adobe Acrobat



ORDERS ENTERED MAY 5, 2000

6067  FINAL ORDER.  Investigation Re:  Petition of the Department of Public Service for sanctions against Business Discount Plan, Inc. for violation of Board Rule 4.700    Word Perfect  Adobe Acrobat

6335  STATUS CONFERENCE MEMORANDUM.  Investigation into the proposed firm-transportation service tariff filed by Vermont Gas Systems, Inc., to take effect February 1, 2000    Word Perfect  Adobe Acrobat

6350  FINAL ORDER APPROVING JOINT PETITION of STE/NE Acquisition Corp. d/b/a Northland Telephone Company of Vermont; ST Long Distance, Inc. d/b/a Northland Long Distance; Kelso Investment Associates V, L.P.; Kelso Equity Partners V, L.P.; and Thomas H. Lee Equity Fund IV, L.P. and certain related parties for authority pursuant to 30 V.S.A. § 107 for Kelso Investment Associates V, L.P., Kelso Equity Partner V, LP and Thomas H. Lee Equity Fund IV, LP and certain related parties to acquire an indirect controlling interest in STE/NE Acquisition Corp. d/b/a Northland Telephone Company of Vermont and in ST Long Distance, Inc. d/b/a Northland Long Distance Word PerfectAdobe Acrobat

6364  PROPOSAL FOR DECISION AND CLOSING ORDER.  Investigation into the request of Carthusian Foundation in American, Inc., to direct VEPPI or CVPS to enter into a "Market Rate" Power Purchase Contract Word Perfect  Adobe Acrobat

6365  PROPOSAL FOR DECISION AND CLOSING ORDER.  Investigation into request of Factory Falls Incorporated to direct VEPPI or CVPS to enter into a "Market Rate" Power Purchase Contract    Word Perfect  Adobe Acrobat



ORDER ENTERED MAY 8, 2000

6366  FINAL ORDER AND CERTIFICATE OF CONSENT ("COC") APPROVING JOINT PETITION of World Access, Inc., WorldxChange Communications, Inc. and Communications Telesystems International d/b/a World x Change for approval of corporate reorganization
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ORDERS ENTERED MAY 9, 2000

6300  PROCEDURAL ORDER RE: PRELIMINARY SCHEDULE OF WITNESSES (with Appendices A, B, and C)
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
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6332  ORDER RE: REQUEST FOR EXTENSION OF FILING.  Tariff filing of Citizens Utilities Company requesting a rate increase in the amount of 10.48%, to take effect January 14, 2000    Word Perfect  Adobe Acrobat



ORDERS ENTERED MAY 10, 2000

6101/6223  ORDER RE: MOTION FOR EXTENSION OF TIME.  Petitions for renewal of Certificates of Public Good held by Mountain Cable Company and Better TV, Inc. of Bennington, both d/b/a Adelphia Cable Communications and Motion of Vermont Department of Public Service for a show cause hearing re: non-compliance by Mountain Cable Company d/b/a Adelphia Cable Communications of Stipulation and Board Order    Word Perfect  Adobe Acrobat

6349  PROCEDURAL ORDER RE: SCOPE and SCHEDULE OF INVESTIGATION.  Joint Petition of MCI Worldcom, Inc. and Sprint Corporation for approval to transfer control of Sprint Corporation's Vermont Operating Subsidiaries to MCI Worldcom, Inc.    Word Perfect  Adobe Acrobat

6375  ORDER RE: THIRD WAIVER UNDER 30 V.S.A. SECTION 248(K).  Petition of Vermont Electric Power Company, Inc. and Citizens Utilities Company for a waiver of the prohibition upon site preparation for and construction of electric transmission facilities    Word Perfect  Adobe Acrobat

CPG 552-CR  REPORT FINDINGS, ORDER, AND CERTIFICATE OF PUBLIC GOOD GRANTING PETITION of Maxcess, Inc. for a certificate of public good to operate as a provider of telecommunications services in Vermont, including service to the local exchange

CPG 554-CR  REPORT, FINDINGS, ORDER, AND CERTIFICATE OF PUBLIC GOOD GRANTING PETITION of Only One Communications of Vermont, LLC for a certificate of public good to operate as a provider of telecommunications services in Vermont, including service to the local exchange



ORDERS ENTERED MAY 11, 2000

6330  PROCEDURAL ORDER RE:  STEERING COMMITTEE AND SCHEDULE.  Petition of Central Vermont Public Service Corporation and Green Mountain Power Corporation requesting an investigation into the establishment of retail access policies and procedures   Word Perfect  Adobe Acrobat

6380  FINAL ORDER AND AMENDED CERTIFICATE OF PUBLIC GOOD APPROVING JOINT PETITION of NEVD of Vermont, LLC and PayPhone, LLC for approval of transfer of control and an amendment of certificate of public good to reflect a name change
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CPG 164  ORDER REVOKING CPG.  Petition of Telegroup, Inc. for revocation of its certificate of public good to operate as a reseller of telecommunications services within the State of Vermont

CPG 199  ORDER REVOKING CPG.  Petition of Value Tel, Inc. for revocation of its certificate of public good to operate as a reseller of telecommunications services within the State of Vermont

CPG 307  ORDER REVOKING CPG.  Petition of KCI Long Distance, Inc. for revocation of its certificate of public good to operate as a reseller of telecommunications services within the State of Vermont



ORDERS ENTERED MAY 12, 2000

6300  ORDER RE: REQUEST TO RESERVE EXAMINATION TIME.  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

CPG 311  ORDER AMENDING CERTIFICATE OF PUBLIC GOOD TO INCLUDE THE PROVISION OF TELECOMMUNICATIONS SERVICES TO THE LOCAL EXCHANGE.  Petition of Qwest Communications Corporation to amend its certificate of public good to include the provision of telecommunications services to the local exchange

CPG 379  ORDER AMENDING CERTIFICATE OF PUBLIC GOOD TO INCLUDE THE PROVISION OF TELECOMMUNICATIONS SERVICES TO THE LOCAL EXCHANGE.  Petition of CRG International, Inc. to amend its certificate of public good to include the provision of telecommunications services to the local exchange



ORDER ENTERED MAY 15, 2000

6270  ORDER RE: MOTION TO DISQUALIFY COUNSEL (Redacted).  Investigation into petition of 16 Vermont electric utilities for alteration, modification and construction of power purchase agreements between qualifying facilities and Vermont Electric Power Producers, Inc., and for amendment of Vermont Public Service Board Rule 4.100    Word Perfect  Adobe Acrobat



ORDER ENTERED MAY 16, 2000

6372  PREHEARING CONFERENCE MEMORANDUM AND SCHEDULING ORDER.  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



ORDERS ENTERED MAY 18, 2000

6015  ORDER APPROVING FOURTH AMENDMENT.  Petition of Green Mountain Power Corporation for authorization and approval to issue up to $40,000,000 of long-term debt under a revolving credit agreement in re: amended order
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6332  ORDER RE: REQUEST FOR EXTENSION OF FILING.  Tariff filing of Citizens Utilities Company requesting a rate increase in the amount of 10.48%, to take effect January 14, 2000    Word Perfect  Adobe Acrobat



ORDERS ENTERED MAY 19, 2000

5841/5859  ORDER RE: APPROVAL OF FINAL AUDIT PLAN.  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

6300  PROCEDURAL ORDER RE: SCHEDULE.  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
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6368  ORDER AMENDING CERTIFICATE OF PUBLIC GOOD TO REFLECT NAME CHANGE.  Petition of Frontier Telemanagement, Inc. to amend its certificate of public good to reflect a name change to Global Crossing Telemanagement, Inc.
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CPG 475  REPORT, FINDINGS, ORDER AND CERTIFICATE OF PUBLIC GOOD APPROVING PETITION of Glyphics Communications, Inc. for a certificate of public good to operate as a reseller of intrastate telecommunications services

CPG 550-R  REPORT, FINDINGS, ORDER, AND CERTIFICATE OF PUBLIC GOOD APPROVING PETITION of United Communications Hub, Inc. for a certificate of public good to operate as a reseller of intrastate telecommunications services

CPG 556-CR  REPORT, FINDINGS, ORDER, AND CERTIFICATE OF PUBLIC GOOD APPROVING PETITION of Advanced TelCom Group, Inc. for a certificate of public good to operate as a provider of telecommunications services in Vermont, including service to the local exchange

CPG 558-C  REPORT, FINDINGS, ORDER, AND CERTIFICATE OF PUBLIC GOOD APPROVING PETITION of Thousand Island Communications Company, LLC for a certificate of public good to operate as a provider of telecommunications services in Vermont, including service to the local exchange

CPG 560-RD  REPORT, FINDINGS, ORDER, AND CERTIFICATE OF PUBLIC GOOD APPROVING PETITION of Natel, LLC for a certificate of public good to operate as a reseller of intrastate telecommunications services

CPG 561-RD  REPORT, FINDINGS, ORDER, AND CERTIFICATE OF PUBLIC GOOD APPROVING PETITION of Siesta Telecom, Inc. for a certificate of public good to operate as a reseller of intrastate telecommunications services



ORDER ENTERED MAY 24, 2000

6373  PREHEARING CONFERENCE MEMORANDUM AND SCHEDULING ORDER.  Investigation into the rates charged by Sprint Communications Company, LP for provision of telephone services to the Northwest State Correctional Facility in Swanton, Vermont    Word Perfect  Adobe Acrobat



ORDER ENTERED MAY 25, 2000

6384  ORDER SUSPENDING TARIFF FILING AND NOTICE OF HEARING.  Tariff filing of Washington Electric Cooperative, Inc. re: proposed reduction to the monthly water heater timer credit, to take effect June 1, 2000
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ORDERS ENTERED MAY 26, 2000

6324  FINAL ORDER APPROVING STIPULATION.  Tariff filing of Forrestbrook Water Corporation requesting an increase in its rates in the amount of 142%, to take effect January 1, 2000    Word Perfect  Adobe Acrobat

6341  FINAL ORDER, CERTIFICATE OF CONSENT ("COC") AND CERTIFICATE OF PUBLIC GOOD ("CPG") APPROVING PETITION of CoreComm Vermont, Inc. for approval of agreement of sale, granting of certificate of public good and revocation of certificate of public good
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6358  FINAL ORDER APPROVING RESALE AGREEMENT between New England Telephone and Telegraph Company d/b/a Bell Atlantic-Vermont and OneStar Long Distance, Inc. d/b/a OneStar       Word Perfect Adobe Acrobat

6362  FINAL ORDER APPROVING PETITION of NEXTLINK Long Distance Services, Inc. for approval of a transfer of control       Word Perfect Adobe Acrobat

6369  FINAL ORDER APPROVING JOINT PETITION of ICG Communications, Inc. and Liberty Media Corporation for approval of a transfer of control   Word Perfect Adobe Acrobat

CPG NM-11  FINAL ORDER AND CERTIFICATE OF PUBLIC GOOD ISSUED APPROVING PETITION of David and Jan Blittersdorf requesting a certificate of public good for an interconnected net metered wind-generated electrical power system located on petitioners's property on Dorset Street in Charlotte, Vermont; In Re: Compliance Issues
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ORDER ENTERED MAY 31, 2000

5904  ORDER RE: COMPLIANCE FILING FOR THE COST ALLOCATION MANUAL.  Investigation into the existing rates of Vermont Telephone Company, Inc.        Word Perfect  Adobe Acrobat


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