Vermont Public Service Board

March 2005 Orders and Decisions


ORDERS ENTERED MARCH 3, 2005

6976 
ORDER AND CERTIFICATE OF PUBLIC GOOD ("CPG").  Petition of Entergy Nuclear Vermont Yankee, LLC for a certificate of public good, pursuant to 30 V.S.A. § 248(j), authorizing the construction of parking lots totaling 991 spaces and related access road and security lighting, along with minor improvements to an existing parking area by the so-called Governor Hunt House, other miscellaneous parking and roadway improvements and the relocation of a certain portion of the proposed security barrier system, on the site of its electric generation station in the Town of Vernon, Vermont      Order (Word Perfect)   Order (Adobe Acrobat)           CPG (Word Perfect)   CPG (Adobe Acrobat) 

CPG #NM-150
  FINDINGS, ORDER, AND CERTIFICATE OF PUBLIC GOOD APPROVING APPLICATION of Alain and Margaret Ratheau for an interconnected net metered wind turbine and photovoltaic electrical power system

ORDERS ENTERED MARCH 4, 2005

6839 
ORDER RE:  NECESSARY AESTHETIC MITIGATION AT THE TAFTS CORNER SUBSTATION.  Joint Petition of Vermont Electric Power Company, Inc., Green Mountain Power Corporation and Vermont Electric Cooperative, Inc., for a certificate of public good authorizing the construction of a substation at Tafts Corners and the construction of a switching station on Hinesburg Road in Williston, Vermont, and the associated construction and improvement of transmission lines from Tafts Corner to the switching station to the existing Digital substation to Dorset Street in South Burlington, Vermont
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6812-A 
PREHEARING CONFERENCE MEMORANDUM.  Petition of Entergy Nuclear Vermont Yankee, LLC and Entergy Nuclear Operations, Inc. for a certificate of public good to modify certain generation facilities at the Vermont Yankee Nuclear Power Station in order to increase the Station's generation output IN RE:  Petition of Central Vermont Public Service Corporation seeking resolution of a dispute with Entergy Nuclear Vermont Yankee, LLC regarding the Ratepayer Protection Plan, as it relates to the June/July 2004 Vermont Yankee Power Station fire-related outage
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CPG #NM-90
  FINDINGS, ORDER, AND AMENDED CERTIFICATE OF PUBLIC GOOD APPROVING APPLICATION of Wind NRG Partners, LLC for an interconnected net metered photovoltaic electric power system

CPG #NM-157  FINDINGS, ORDER, AND CERTIFICATE OF PUBLIC GOOD APPROVING APPLICATION of Paul and Patricia Highberg for an interconnected net metered photovoltaic electrical power system

ORDER ENTERED MARCH 7, 2005

7043 
PREHEARING CONFERENCE MEMORANDUM.  Petition of Green Mountain Power Corporation for approval of a Voluntary Renewable Pricing Program pursuant to 30 V.S.A. § 8003      Word Perfect   Adobe Acrobat

ORDER ENTERED MARCH 8, 2005

7032 
PROCEDURAL ORDER RE:  THIRD ROUND OF MOTIONS TO INTERVENE.  Joint Petition of Vermont Electric Power Company, Inc., Green Mountain Power Corporation and the Town of Stowe Electric Department for a certificate of public good, pursuant to 30 V.S.A. Section 248, authorizing the so-called Lamoille County 115 kV Project, consisting of the construction of a transmission line from Stowe to Duxbury, Vermont, and accompanying facilities
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ORDERS ENTERED MARCH 11, 2005

6467 
ORDER APPROVING PETITION of Theodore G. Hedges & Sons, Inc., d/b/a Crystal Springs Water Company, for approval to borrow up to $600,000 for the general upgrade of its system      Word Perfect   Adobe Acrobat

6860  ORDER RE:  MOTIONS TO ALTER OR AMEND AND REQUEST FOR CLARIFICATION AND OTHER CORRECTIONSPetitions of Vermont Electric Power Company, Inc. (VELCO) and Green Mountain Power Corporation (GMP) for a certificate of public good, pursuant to 30 V.S.A. Section 248, authorizing VELCO to construct the so-called Northwest Vermont Reliability Project, said project to include: (1) upgrades at 12 existing VELCO and GMP substations located in Charlotte, Essex, Hartford, New Haven, North Ferrisburgh, Poultney, Shelburne, South Burlington, Vergennes, West Rutland, Williamstown, and Williston, Vermont; (2) the construction of a new 345 kV transmission line from West Rutland to New Haven; (3) the reconstruction of a portion of a 34.5 kV and 46 kV transmission line from New Haven to South Burlington; and (4) the reconductoring of a 115 kV transmission line from Williamstown to Barre, Vermont –    
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7052  ORDER SUSPENDING RATE DESIGN FILING of City of Burlington Electric Department AND NOTICE OF PREHEARING CONFERENCE scheduled for March 29, 2005, at 9:30 A.M., at the Public Service Board Hearing Room before Ennis John Gidney, Hearing Officer.              Word Perfect   Adobe Acrobat

CONTRACT ENTERED MARCH 11, 2005

SC 771 
ELECTRIC Special Contract approval between Green Mountain Power Corporation and Northern Power Systems

ORDERS ENTERED MARCH 14, 2005

7045 
FINAL ORDER APPROVING PETITION of Americatel Corporation d/b/a 1010 123 Americatel, for Approval of Indirect Transfer of Control            Word Perfect   Adobe Acrobat

7047  PREHEARING CONFERENCE MEMORANDUM.  Petitions of:  (1) USGen New England, Inc. for consent to transfer its Bellows Falls Project to the Vermont Hydroelectric Power Authority; (2) Town of Rockingham and Vermont Hydroelectric Power Authority for certificates of public good and consent to purchase, own, and lease the Bellows Falls Hydroelectric Generating station; and (3) Bellows Falls Power Company for approval to operate the Bellows Falls Hydroelectric Generating Station in Bellows Falls, Vermont, and for de minimus regulation      Word Perfect   Adobe Acrobat


ORDERS ENTERED MARCH 15, 2005

6995 
ORDER AND RENEWED CERTIFICATE OF PUBLIC GOOD.  Petition of North Country Cablevision, Inc. for renewal of its Certificate of Public Good for the Towns of Bakersfield, Berkshire, and Montgomery, Vermont
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6996  ORDER AND RENEWED CERTIFICATE OF PUBLIC GOOD.  Investigation of Opticable, Inc., for renewal of its Certificate of Public Good for the Town of Readsboro, Vermont   Order (Word Perfect)   Order (Adobe Acrobat)           CPG (Word Perfect)   CPG (Adobe Acrobat) 

7037  PREHEARING CONFERENCE MEMORANDUM.  Petition of EMDC, LLC for a Certificate of Public Good authorizing the construction and operation of a temporary wind measurement tower and associated meteorological equipment at each of the following three sites: (1) East Haven Mountain located in the Town of East Haven, Vermont; (2) an unnamed hilltop located near Seneca Mountain in the Town of Ferdinand, Vermont; (3) an unnamed hilltop located south of the Town of Brighton, Vermont      Word Perfect   Adobe Acrobat

7046  FINAL ORDER AND CERTIFICATE OF CONSENT ("COC") APPROVING JOINT PETITION of Computer Network Technology Corporation, Condor Acquisition, Inc., and McDATA Corporation for Approval of a Merger and Transfer of Control        Order (Word Perfect)   Order (Adobe Acrobat)           COC (Word Perfect)   COC (Adobe Acrobat) 

ORDER ENTERED MARCH 16, 2005

CPG #NM-159 
FINAL ORDER AND CERTIFICATE OF PUBLIC GOOD APPROVING APPLICATION of Eugene Button for a certificate of public good for an interconnected net metered farm system

ORDERS ENTERED MARCH 17, 2005

6914 
ORDER OPENING INVESTIGATION AND NOTICE OF PREHEARING CONFERENCE scheduled for April 5, 2005, at 9:30 A.M., at the Public Service Board Hearing Room.  INVESTIGATION into the existing rates of Shoreham Telephone Company, Inc. In Re:  Compliance Filing Issues         Word Perfect   Adobe Acrobat

6957 
PROCEDURAL ORDER RE:  PROTECTIVE AGREEMENT.  Investigation into compensation for failure to meet performance measures under the service quality plan for Verizon New England Inc., d/b/a Verizon Vermont, in re:  distribution of penalty amount         Word Perfect   Adobe Acrobat

7048 
PROCEDURAL ORDER RE:  PROTECTIVE AGREEMENT.  Joint Petition of RCC Atlantic Long Distance, Inc. and National Mobile Communications Corporation, d/b/a SoVerNet Communications, for Approval of a Transfer of Assets
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CONTRACT ENTERED MARCH 17, 2005

SC 714 
TELECOMMUNICATIONS Special Contract approval between Verizon Select Services, Inc. and a customer identified under seal

ORDERS ENTERED MARCH 21, 2005

6812-A 
ORDER RE:  PETITION BY GREEN MOUNTAIN POWER CORPORATION.  Petition of Entergy Nuclear Vermont Yankee, LLC and Entergy Nuclear Operations, Inc., for a certificate of public good to modify certain generation facilities at the Vermont Yankee Nuclear Power Station in order to increase the Station's generation output IN RE:  Petition of Central Vermont Public Service Corporation seeking resolution of a dispute with Entergy Nuclear Vermont Yankee, LLC regarding the Ratepayer Protection Plan, as it relates to the June/July 2004 Vermont Yankee Power Station fire-related outage
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7044  PREHEARING CONFERENCE MEMORANDUM AND PROCEDURAL ORDER.  Petition of City of Burlington, d/b/a Burlington Telecom, for a certificate of public good to operate a cable television system in the City of Burlington, Vermont
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ORDER ENTERED MARCH 22, 2005

6792 
ORDER RE:  COMPLIANCE FILINGS.  Joint Petition of Vermont Electric Power Company, Inc. ("VELCO"), and Citizens Communications Company, d/b/a Citizens Energy Services ("Citizens"), for a Certificate of Public Good authorizing VELCO to install a 115 kV circuit on Citizen's existing 48 kV, 6.47 mile Irasburg - Mosher's Tap line located in the City of Newport and the Towns of Irasburg and Coventry, Vermont, and to make certain substation and line improvements in the Towns of St. Johnsbury, Irasburg, Highgate and St. Albans, Vermont, to be known as the Northern Loop Project --
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ORDERS ENTERED MARCH 24, 2005

6839 
ORDER RE:  VEGETATIVE SCREENING OF GMP/VEC 34.5 kV LINES.  Joint Petition of Vermont Electric Power Company Inc., Green Mountain Power Corporation and Vermont Electric Cooperative, Inc. for a Certificate of Public Good authorizing the construction of a substation at Tafts Corners and the construction of a switching station on Hinesburg Road in Williston, Vermont, and the associated construction and improvement of transmission lines from Tafts Corner to the switching station to the existing Digital substation to Dorset Street in South Burlington, Vermont
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7027  ORDER APPROVING AMENDMENT NO. 1 TO INTERCONNECTION AGREEMENT between Verizon New England, Inc., d/b/a Verizon Vermont, and Level 3 Communications, LLC      Word Perfect   Adobe Acrobat

7028  ORDER APPROVING AMENDMENT NO. 1 TO INTERCONNECTION AGREEMENT between Verizon New England, Inc., d/b/a Verizon Vermont, and AT&T Communications of New England, Inc.      Word Perfect   Adobe Acrobat

7041  SUPPLEMENTAL ORDER RE:  FINANCING.  Joint Petition of Conversent Communications of Vermont, LLC and PayPhone, LLC for Approval of a Transfer of Control      Word Perfect   Adobe Acrobat

CPG #NM-161 
FINDINGS, ORDER, AND CERTIFICATE OF PUBLIC GOOD APPROVING APPLICATION of RSD Warehouse Services, Inc., for an interconnected net metered photovoltaic electrical power system

ORDER ENTERED MARCH 25, 2005

7038 
ORDER RE:  TRANSFER OF FACILITIES, DE MINIMIS REGULATION, CERTIFICATE OF CONSENT ("COC") AND CERTIFICATE OF PUBLIC GOOD ("CPG").  Petition of USGen New England, Inc., for authority to transfer its hydroelectric facilities located in Vermont to TransCanada Hydro Northeast, Inc.; AND petition of TransCanada Hydro Northeast, Inc. for a certificate of public good to own and operate hydroelectric generation facilities in Vermont, and for de minimis regulation    Order (Word Perfect)   Order (Adobe Acrobat)          COC (Word Perfect)   COC (Adobe Acrobat)
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ORDER ENTERED MARCH 29, 2005

6946 & 6988 
ORDER REQUIRING $3.3 MILLION REFUND AND 1.88% RATE DECREASE FOR CENTRAL VERMONT PUBLIC SERVICE CORP.     Order (Word Perfect)   Order (Rich Text Format)  
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ORDERS ENTERED MARCH 30, 2005

7054 
ORDER OPENING INVESTIGATION into the rates and charges of the Berlin Water Company, Inc. AND NOTICE OF HEARING (Prehearing Conference) scheduled for April 14, 2005, at 9:30 A.M., at the Public Service Board Hearing Room, Third Floor, Chittenden Bank Building, 112 State Street, Montpelier, VT - before Peter Meyer, Hearing Officer
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CPG 486 
ORDER REVOKING American Public Payphone Corps.' Certificate of Public Good to Operate as a Telecommunications Provider in the State of Vermont

CPG 796-R  FINDINGS, ORDER, AND CERTIFICATE OF PUBLIC GOOD APPROVING PETITION of 800 Response Information Services, LLC to operate as a provider of telecommunications services in Vermont

ORDERS ENTERED MARCH 31, 2005

6946 and 6988 
ORDER RE:  EXTENSION OF TIME FOR FILING REVISED TARIFFS.  Investigation into the existing rates of Central Vermont Public Service Corporation and Tariff filing of Central Vermont Public Service Corporation requesting a 5.01% increase in its rates, effective August 29, 2004, for implementation as of April 1, 2005   Word Perfect 
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7047  ORDER RE:  INTERVENTION.  Petitions of:  (1) USGen New England, Inc. for consent to transfer its Bellows Falls Project to the Vermont Hydroelectric Power Authority; (2) Town of Rockingham and Vermont Hydroelectric Power Authority for certificates of public good and consent to purchase, own, and lease the Bellows Falls Hydroelectric Generating station; and (3) Bellows Falls Power Company for approval to operate the Bellows Falls Hydroelectric Generating Station in Bellows Falls, Vermont, and for de minimus regulation Petition of Entergy Nuclear Vermont Yankee, LLC and Entergy Nuclear Operations, Inc., for a certificate of public good to modify certain generation facilities at the Vermont Yankee Nuclear Power Station in order to increase the Station's generation output         Word Perfect   Adobe Acrobat


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