Vermont Public Service Board

August 2006 Orders and Decisions



ORDER ENTERED AUGUST 2, 2006

Board issues Order announcing new Energy Efficiency budgets for 2006, 2007, and 2008
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ORDERS ENTERED AUGUST 4, 2006

7121 
PROCEDURAL ORDER RE: STATUS CONFERENCE AND SCHEDULE.  Amended Petition of Vermont Electric Power Company, Inc. for authority to condemn easement rights in property interests of The Harley A. Grice Revocable Trust, Harley A. Grice, Trustee; Wendy G. Butler, Penny E. Curler, Successor Trustees; and Harley A. Grice, Wendy G. Butler, Penney E. Curler and Heather H. Grice, as Beneficiaries; and the Marilyn M. Grice Revocable Trust, Wendy G. Butler,  Penny E. Curler, and Harley A. Grice, Trustees; and Harley A. Grice, Wendy G. Butler, Penny E. Curler, and  Heather H. Grice, as Beneficiaries, for the purpose of constructing the 345 kV transmission line portion of the so-called Northwest Reliability Project WordPerfect    AdobeAcrobat

7121  PROCEDURAL ORDER RE: PROTECTIVE AGREEMENT.            WordPerfect    AdobeAcrobat

CPG #NM-246  FINAL ORDER AND CERTIFICATE OF PUBLIC GOOD APPROVING APPLICATION of Kipton Tewksbury for an interconnected net metered photovoltaic electrical power system

ORDERS ENTERED AUGUST 7, 2006

7195 
ORDER GRANTING EXTENSION OF TIME.  Petition of Vermont Department of Public Service for an investigation into the reliability of the steam dryer and resulting performance of the Vermont Yankee Nuclear Power Station under uprate conditions            WordPerfect    AdobeAcrobat

CPG #NM-257  FINAL ORDER AND CERTIFICATE OF PUBLIC GOOD APPROVING APPLICATION of Daniel Zentara for an interconnected net metered photovoltaic electrical power system

ORDER ENTERED AUGUST 8, 2006

7160 and 7109 
ORDER RE: SCHEDULE in re:  Tariff filing of Vermont Gas Systems, Inc. requesting a 16.7% rate increase to take effect April 25, 2006, and to be implemented on October 1, 2006 AND Petition of Vermont Gas Systems, Inc. for approval of an alternative-regulation plan            WordPerfect    AdobeAcrobat

ORDERS ENTERED AUGUST 9, 2006

6860 
ORDER RE: PETITION TO JOIN VERMONT TRANSCO LLC AS CO-APPLICANT AND CO-PERMITTEE. 
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6860 
SCHEDULING ORDER RE 115 KV LINE REVIEW AND COMPLIANCE FILING AND NOTICE OF AUGUST 21, 2006 WORKSHOP         WordPerfect    AdobeAcrobat

7169 
ORDER RE: MOTIONS TO AMEND.  Petition of Vermont Department of Public Service for an Investigation into the Universal Service Fund Charge for Fiscal Year 2007            WordPerfect    AdobeAcrobat

CPG #NM-14  ORDER AMENDING CERTIFICATE OF PUBLIC GOOD TO REFLECT TRANSFER OF OWNERSHIP of John H. Trapp, Jr., and Patricia Cassidy for an interconnected net metered photovoltaic electrical power system

ORDERS ENTERED AUGUST 10, 2006

6812-A 
STATUS 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:  Petitions of Central Vermont Public Service Corporation and Green Mountain Power 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          WordPerfect    AdobeAcrobat

7160 
FINAL ORDER RE MOU.  Tariff filing of Vermont Gas Systems, Inc. requesting a 16.7% rate increase, to take effect April 25, 2006, and to be implemented on October 1, 2006         WordPerfect    AdobeAcrobat

ORDER REGARDING ELIMINATION OF TARIFF REQUIREMENT FOR CERTAIN CABLE TELEVISION SERVICES               WordPerfect    AdobeAcrobat

CPG #833-CM  FINDINGS, ORDER, AND CERTIFICATE OF PUBLIC GOOD GRANTING PETITION of KDDI America, Inc. to operate as a provider of commercial mobile radio services in Vermont

ORDER ENTERED AUGUST 15, 2006

ORDER RE: NEW 2006 ENERGY EFFICIENCY CHARGE RATES         WordPerfect    AdobeAcrobat

ORDER ENTERED AUGUST 17, 2006

CPG #NM-259 
ORDER AND CERTIFICATE OF PUBLIC GOOD APPROVING APPLICATION of Denise Connally for an interconnected net metered photovoltaic electrical power system

ORDERS ENTERED AUGUST 18, 2006

7156 
PROCEDURAL ORDER RE: PROTECTIVE AGREEMENT.  Petition of UPC Vermont Wind, LLC, for a Certificate of Public Good, pursuant to 30 V.S.A. § 248, authorizing the construction and operation of a 52 MW wind electric generation facility, consisting of 26 wind turbines, and associated transmission and interconnection facilities, in Sheffield and Sutton, Vermont            WordPerfect    AdobeAcrobat

7183 and 7192 
PROCEDURAL ORDER AND NOTICE OF HEARING.  Petition of Eight Ratepayers for an investigation of possible disclosure of private telephone records without customers' knowledge or consent by Verizon New England Inc., d/b/a Verizon Vermont AND Petition of Vermont Department of Public Service for an investigation into alleged unlawful customer records disclosure by Verizon New England Inc., d/b/a Verizon Vermont   WordPerfect    AdobeAcrobat

7193  PROCEDURAL ORDER AND NOTICE OF HEARING.  Petition of Vermont Department of Public Service for an investigation into alleged unlawful customer records disclosure by AT&T Communications of New England, Inc.
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7200 and 7201  PREHEARING CONFERENCE MEMORANDUM.  Petition of Berkshire Cow Power, LLC, for a certificate of public good, pursuant to 30 V.S.A. Section 248(j), authorizing the construction of a farm-based methane-fueled electrical generating facility in Berkshire, Vermont AND Petition of Vermont Electric Cooperative, Inc., for a Declaratory Ruling that VEC's Distribution Line Upgrade required by the Berkshire Cow Power project in Berkshire, Vermont, is not subject to 30 V.S.A. Section 248         WordPerfect    AdobeAcrobat

ORDERS ENTERED AUGUST 21, 2006

7199 
FINAL ORDER AND CERTIFICATE OF PUBLIC GOOD APPROVING PETITION of Central Vermont Public Service Corporation, pursuant to 30 V.S.A. § 248(j), authorizing CVPS to reconfigure and make permanent a temporary 46 kV substation bypass at the VELCO Blissville Substation located in Poultney, Vermont   
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CPG #NM-261  FINAL ORDER AND CERTIFICATE OF PUBLIC GOOD APPROVING APPLICATION of Grace Hudkins for an interconnected net metered photovoltaic electrical power system

ORDERS ENTERED AUGUST 22, 2006

7121 
ORDER RE: REQUEST FOR INTERLOCUTORY APPEAL.  Amended Petition of Vermont Electric Power Company, Inc. for authority to condemn easement rights in property interests of The Harley A. Grice Revocable Trust, Harley A. Grice, Trustee; Wendy G. Butler, Penny E. Curler, Successor Trustees; and Harley A. Grice, Wendy G. Butler, Penney E. Curler and Heather H. Grice, as Beneficiaries; and the Marilyn M. Grice Revocable Trust, Wendy G. Butler,  Penny E. Curler, and Harley A. Grice, Trustees; and Harley A. Grice, Wendy G. Butler, Penny E. Curler, and  Heather H. Grice, as Beneficiaries, for the purpose of constructing the 345 kV transmission line portion of the so-called Northwest Reliability Project WordPerfect    AdobeAcrobat

7121  ORDER RE:  REQUEST FOR CLARIFICATION.         WordPerfect    AdobeAcrobat

7171 
FINAL ORDER AND CERTIFICATE OF CONSENT of Central Vermont Public Service Corporation (CVPS) and Rochester Electric Light & Power Company (Rochester) for:  (1) approval of the acquisition of Rochester's electric distribution system by CVPS, and associated transactions; (2) the issuance of an accounting order which approves the deferral of CVPS' incremental costs associated with the acquisition and transition of Rochester's plant and customers; and (3) revocation of Rochester's Certificate of Public Good      Order (WordPerfect)    Order (AdobeAcrobat)
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7181 
FINAL REPORT AND ORDER CLOSING DOCKET.  Petition of Department of Public Service to impose penalties upon Don Weston Excavating, Inc. re: probable Dig Safe violation involving a Vermont Gas Systems, Inc. utility line located in Burlington, Vermont, on 8/24/05         WordPerfect    AdobeAcrobat
ORDERS ENTERED AUGUST 23, 2006

7177 
ORDER RE: MOTIONS FOR INTERVENTION.  Petition of Dig Safe System, Inc., pursuant to Board Rule 7.300, for designation as the 8-1-1 service manager for the State of Vermont      WordPerfect    AdobeAcrobat

7191  PROCEDURAL ORDER RE SCHEDULE.  Tariff filing of Central Vermont Public Service Corporation requesting a 6.15% increase in its rates, effective June 29, 2006, for implementation as of February 1, 2007      WordPerfect    AdobeAcrobat

CPG #NM-258 
FINAL ORDER AND CERTIFICATE OF PUBLIC GOOD APPROVING APPLICATION of Rita Dean for an interconnected net metered farm system

CPG #NM-260  FINAL ORDER AND CERTIFICATE OF PUBLIC GOOD APPROVING APPLICATION of Dean Oullette for an interconnected net metered photovoltaic electrical power system

ORDERS ENTERED AUGUST 24, 2006

7201 
FINAL ORDER DETERMINING PETITION IS SUBJECT TO REVIEW UNDER 30 V.S.A. § 248.  Petition of Vermont Electric Cooperative, Inc., for a Declaratory Ruling that VEC's Distribution Line Upgrade required by the Berkshire Cow Power project in Berkshire, Vermont            WordPerfect    AdobeAcrobat

CPG 834-CR  ORDER AND CERTIFICATE OF PUBLIC GOOD APPROVING PETITION of Comcast Phone of Vermont, LLC to operate as a provider of telecommunications services in Vermont, including service to the local exchange

CONTRACTS ENTERED AUGUST 24, 2006

SC 600 (Amendment)  GAS Special Contract approval between Vermont Gas Systems, Inc. and International Business Machines Corporation

SC 603 (Amendment)  GAS Special Contract approval between Vermont Gas Systems, Inc. and Technology Park Associates

SC 605 (Amendment)  GAS Special Contract approval between Vermont Gas Systems, Inc. and Huber and Suhner, Inc.

SC 607 (Amendment)  GAS Special Contract approval between Vermont Gas Systems, Inc. and Northwestern Medical Center, Inc.

SC 618 (Amendment 2)  GAS Special Contract approval between Vermont Gas Systems, Inc. and Bellows Free Academy (Hospital Drive)

SC 622 (Amendment 2)  GAS Special Contract approval between Vermont Gas Systems, Inc. and Pike Industries, Inc.

SC 652 (Amendment 1)  GAS Special Contract approval between Vermont Gas Systems, Inc. and Shelburne Community School

SC 695 (Amendment 1)  GAS Special Contract approval between Vermont Gas Systems, Inc. and Essex Community Educational Center

SC 696 (Amendment 1)  GAS Special Contract approval between Vermont Gas Systems, Inc. and Rice Memorial High School

SC 697 (Amendment 1)  GAS Special Contract approval between Vermont Gas Systems, Inc. and South Burlington School District

SC 708 (Amendment 1)  GAS Special Contract approval between Vermont Gas Systems, Inc. and St. Albans Cooperative Creamery, Inc.

SC 719 (Amendment 1)  GAS Special Contract approval between Vermont Gas Systems, Inc. and Mississquoi Valley Union High School

SC 726 (Amendment 1)  GAS Special Contract approval between Vermont Gas Systems, Inc. and Sunhill Foods of Vermont

SC 735 (Amendment 1)  GAS Special Contract approval between Vermont Gas Systems, Inc. and St. Michael's College

SC 738 (Amendment 1)  GAS Special Contract approval between Vermont Gas Systems, Inc. and Essex Town School District

SC 739 (Amendment 1)  GAS Special Contract approval between Vermont Gas Systems, Inc. and Milton Town School District

SC 740  (Amendment 1)  GAS Special Contract approval between Vermont Gas Systems, Inc. and Poulin Grain Company

SC 741  (Amendment 1)  GAS Special Contract approval between Vermont Gas Systems, Inc. and Bellows Free Academy

SC 743  (Amendment 1)  GAS Special Contract approval between Vermont Gas Systems, Inc. and Peckham Materials Corporation

SC 749 (Amendment 1)  GAS Special Contract approval between Vermont Gas Systems, Inc. and Cargill Animal Nutrition

SC 750 (Amendment 1)  GAS Special Contract approval between Vermont Gas Systems, Inc. and Christ the King School

SC 751 (Amendment 1)  GAS Special Contract approval between Vermont Gas Systems, Inc. and Energizer Battery Manufacturing, Inc.

SC 754 (Amendment 1)  GAS Special Contract approval between Vermont Gas Systems, Inc. and Wyeth Nutritionals

SC 755 (Amendment 1)  GAS Special Contract approval between Vermont Gas Systems, Inc. and Fletcher Allen Health Care, Inc.

SC 756 (Amendment 1)  GAS Special Contract approval between Vermont Gas Systems, Inc. and Fortieth Burlington, Inc.

SC 757 (Amendment 1)  GAS Special Contract approval between Vermont Gas Systems, Inc. and Stag II, LLC

SC 761 (Amendment 1)  GAS Special Contract approval between Vermont Gas Systems, Inc. and University of Vermont

ORDER ENTERED AUGUST 28, 2006

6860 
ORDER RE: MOTION TO WITHDRAW.         WordPerfect    AdobeAcrobat
ORDERS ENTERED AUGUST 30, 2006

7077 
ORDER ON WAIVER OF NOTICE PERIOD FOR NAME CHANGE.  Joint Petition of all Vermont affiliates of Adelphia Communications Corporation ("Adelphia") and Time Warner Cable Inc. for (1) consent to sell substantially all of Adelphia's Vermont assets to Cable Holdco Exchange III LLC, (2) approval of such affiliates' abandonment of cable-television service in Vermont; and (3) revocation of the Docket No. 7077 affiliates' Certificates of Public Good; AND Joint Petition of Time Warner Cable Inc. and Cable Holdco Exchange III LLC, for a Certificate of Public Good for Cable Holdco to own and operate said cable television systems; AND Joint Petition of Time Warner Cable Inc. and Comcast of Georgia, Inc., for authority to acquire control of Cable Holdco Exchange III LLC          WordPerfect    AdobeAcrobat

7206  FINAL ORDER re: Petition of Approval of 2006 Amendments to the Vermont Telecommunications Equipment Distribution Program            WordPerfect    AdobeAcrobat

CPG #NM-263  FINDINGS, ORDER, AND CERTIFICATE OF PUBLIC GOOD APPROVING APPLICATION of Bret Benner for an interconnected net metered photovoltaic electrical power system

ORDERS ENTERED AUGUST 31, 2006

5738 
ORDER EXTENDING EXPIRATION DATE TO AUGUST 31, 2007.  Petition of Central Vermont Public Service Corporation for a declaratory ruling, pursuant to 3 V.S.A. Section 808 and PSB Rule 2.403, to interpret and define terms in General Order No. 51         WordPerfect    AdobeAcrobat

5834  ORDER EXTENDING EXPIRATION DATE TO AUGUST 31, 2007.  Petition of Green Mountain Power Corporation for a declaratory ruling, pursuant to 3 V.S.A. Section 808 and PSB Rule 2.403, to interpret and define terms in General Order No. 51         WordPerfect    AdobeAcrobat

6911  ORDER RE: MOTION FOR RECONSIDERATION.  Petition of EMDC, LLC, d/b/a East Haven Windfarm, for a certificate of public good, pursuant to 30 V.S.A. Sections 231 and 248, authorizing it to construct and operate a 6 MW wind electric generation facility, and associated transmission and interconnection facilities, in East Haven, Vermont
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