Vermont Public Service Board

January 2006 Orders and Decisions


ORDERS ENTERED JANUARY 3, 2006

6860 
ORDER RE:  APPROVAL OF 345 kV TRANSMISSION LINE.  Petitions 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 –           WordPerfect    AdobeAcrobat

6860 
ORDER RE:  APPROVAL OF THE NEW HAVEN SUBSTATION.          WordPerfect    AdobeAcrobat

ORDER ENTERED JANUARY 4, 2006

7116  SCHEDULING ORDER.  Petition of Mt. Ascutney Property Owners Association, Inc. requesting an investigation concerning the operation of the Ascutney Mountain Water Company, Inc., and related Public Service Board jurisdiction
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ORDERS ENTERED JANUARY 5, 2006

7120 
ORDER RE:  TOWN OF BRUNSWICK MOTION TO INTERVENE.  Investigation into Vermont Electric Cooperative, Inc.'s tariff filing requesting an overall rate increase in the amount of 14.35%, and proposed rate design changes, to take effect December 1, 2005               WordPerfect    AdobeAcrobat

7123 
FINDINGS AND ORDER APPROVING JOINT PETITION of Telecom Management, Inc., and Adelphia Telecommunications, Inc., for Approval of a Sale of Assets            WordPerfect    AdobeAcrobat

CPG 814-CM 
ORDER APPROVING PETITION of Mobile ESPN, LLC for a certificate of public good to operate as a provider of commercial mobile radio services in Vermont

CPG 815-R  ORDER APPROVING PETITION of Telmex USA, LLC for a certificate of public good to operate as a provider of telecommunications services in Vermont

CPG #NM-219  FINDINGS, ORDER, AND CERTIFICATE OF PUBLIC GOOD APPROVING APPLICATION of Rosalind Anderson for interconnected net metered photovoltaic electrical power system

ORDER ENTERED JANUARY 6, 2006

7109 
ORDER RE:  MOTION FOR ENLARGEMENT OF TIME In Re:  Petition of Vermont Gas Systems, Inc. for approval of an alternative-regulation plan               WordPerfect    AdobeAcrobat

7142  ORDER SUSPENDING TARIFF FILING AND OPENING INVESTIGATION into Tariff Filing of Verizon New England Inc., d/b/a Verizon Vermont AND NOTICE OF HEARING (Prehearing Conference)      WordPerfect    AdobeAcrobat
ORDERS ENTERED JANUARY 12, 2006

7099 
ORDER DISMISSING PETITION AND CLOSING DOCKET.  Petition of Vermont Electric Power Company, Inc. for authority to condemn easement rights in the property interests of Jeffrey M. and Philomena C. Kemp, and Mary Ellen M. Linton and George Linton, III, located in the Town of Coventry, Vermont, for the purpose of construction of the Northern Loop transmission line project               WordPerfect    AdobeAcrobat

7119 
FINAL ORDER Re:  Petition to impose penalties upon Paragon Construction Company re: probable Dig Safe violations involving (1) a Vermont Gas Systems, Inc. utility line located in South Burlington, Vermont on 11/19/03; (2) a Verizon New England Inc., d/b/a Verizon Vermont, utility line located in Milton, Vermont on 7/8/03; (3) an Adelphia Cable Communications utility line located in Milton, Vermont, on 7/14/03; and (4) a Vermont Gas Systems, Inc., utility line located in Milton, Vermont, on 8/4/03 & 9/30/03               WordPerfect    AdobeAcrobat

7122 
FINAL ORDER in re:  Petitions to impose penalties upon Chagnon NL, Inc. re:  probable Dig Safe violations involving (1) a Waitsfield-Fayston Telephone Company, Inc., d/b/a Waitsfield Telecom & d/b/a Champlain Valley Telecom, utility line located in Warren, Vermont, on 7/27/04 & 8/2/04; and (2) a Verizon New England Inc., d/b/a Verizon Vermont, utility line located in St. Johnsbury, Vermont, on 5/24/05         WordPerfect    AdobeAcrobat

7127 
FINAL ORDER in re:  Petition to impose penalties upon M & M Excavating re: probable Dig Safe violation involving a Village of Ludlow Electric Light Department utility line located in Ludlow, Vermont, on 7/6/04         WordPerfect    AdobeAcrobat

7129  FINAL ORDER in re:  Petition of Vermont Electric Power Company, Inc. for authority to issue $14,000,000 principal amount of Series P First Mortgage Bonds and to mortgage property as security therefor         WordPerfect    AdobeAcrobat

CPG 806 
ORDER AMENDING CERTIFICATE OF PUBLIC GOOD TO REFLECT NAME CHANGE of Gillette Global Network, Inc.

CONTRACT ENTERED JANUARY 12, 2006

SC 618 (Amendment No. 1)  GAS Special Contract approval between Vermont Gas Systems, Inc., and Bellows Free Academy

ORDER ENTERED JANUARY 13, 2006

7144 
ORDER OPENING INVESTIGATION AND NOTICE OF HEARING (Prehearing Conference) into Demand Response Special Contracts for Vermont Electric and Gas Utility Companies         WordPerfect    AdobeAcrobat

ORDER ENTERED JANUARY 19, 2006

7095 
PROCEDURAL ORDER RE:  SCHEDULE.  Investigation into Central Vermont Public Service Corporation's Class Cost of Service Study and Rate Design Proposals            WordPerfect    AdobeAcrobat

ORDERS ENTERED JANUARY 20, 2006

6959 
ORDER RE: MOTION TO WITHDRAW APPEARANCE in re:  Investigation into a Successor Incentive Regulation Plan for Verizon New England Inc., d/b/a Verizon Vermont            WordPerfect    AdobeAcrobat

7060  FINAL ORDER In Re:  Investigation into Mountain Water Company's rates which took effect April 1, 2005
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7109  PROCEDURAL ORDER RE:  PROTECTIVE AGREEMENT.  Petition of Vermont Gas Systems, Inc. for approval of an alternative-regulation plan            WordPerfect    AdobeAcrobat

7142  PREHEARING CONFERENCE MEMORANDUM.  Investigation into Tariff Filing of Verizon New England Inc., d/b/a Verizon Vermont, in re: Compliance Filing in Docket 6959         WordPerfect    AdobeAcrobat

ORDERS ENTERED JANUARY 24, 2006

7037 
ORDER RE MOTIONS TO REOPEN.  Petition of EMDC, LLC for a Certificate of Public Good authorizing the construction and operate 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               WordPerfect    AdobeAcrobat

7100  PREHEARING CONFERENCE MEMORANDUM.  Amended Petition of Central Vermont Public Service Corporation for a Certificate of Public Good pursuant to 30 V.S.A. § 248 authorizing:  (1) the reconstruction and expansion of the Bethel substation, located in Royalton, Vermont; and (2) the 2000 replacement of the 5 MVA transformer from the Bethel substation            WordPerfect    AdobeAcrobat

7126  ORDER SCHEDULING TECHNICAL HEARING.  Investigation into the Village of Morrisville Water & Light Department's proposed Service Quality and Reliability Performance, Monitoring and Reporting Plan      WordPerfect    AdobeAcrobat

7135  FINAL ORDER APPROVING PENALTY.  Petition to impose penalties upon M & W Trucking & Excavating, LLC re: probable Dig Safe violation involving an Adelphia Cable Communications utility line located in Newport, Vermont, on 12/17/03            WordPerfect    AdobeAcrobat

ORDERS ENTERED JANUARY 26, 2006

6270 
ORDER CLOSING DOCKET.  Investigation into petition of 14 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         WordPerfect    AdobeAcrobat

7081  ORDER RE: EXTENSION OF TIME. Investigation into Least-Cost Integrated Resource Planning for Vermont Electric Power Company, Inc.'s Transmission System               WordPerfect    AdobeAcrobat

7100  ORDER ELIMINATING COMPRESSED SCHEDULE OPTION.  Amended Petition of Central Vermont Public Service Corporation for a Certificate of Public Good pursuant to 30 V.S.A. § 248 authorizing:  (1) the reconstruction and expansion of the Bethel substation, located in Royalton, Vermont; and (2) the 2000 replacement of the 5 MVA transformer from the Bethel substation with a 10 MVA transformer            WordPerfect    AdobeAcrobat

7136  FINAL ORDER In Re:  Petition to impose penalties upon B & R Electric Inc. re:  probable Dig Safe violation involving a Verizon New England Inc., d/b/a Verizon Vermont, utility line located in Burlington, Vermont, on 6/11/04  
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CONTRACTS ENTERED JANUARY 26, 2006

SC 730 
(1st Amendment - Final Approval)  ELECTRIC Special Contract approval between Central Vermont Public Service Corporation and Stratton Corporation

SC 781  (1st Amendment - Final Approval)  ELECTRIC Special Contract approval between Central Vermont Public Service Corporation and Snowdance, LLC, d/b/a Ascutney Mountain Resort

ORDERS ENTERED JANUARY 27, 2006

7085 
STATUS CONFERENCE MEMORANDUM AND SCHEDULING ORDER.  Petitions of Town of Thetford, Village of Woodstock, City of St. Albans and Town of Rutland, Vermont, requesting an investigation into the terms and conditions of street light services offered by Central Vermont Public Service Corporation         WordPerfect    AdobeAcrobat

7102  FINAL ORDER AND CERTIFICATE OF PUBLIC GOOD APPROVING PETITION of Central Vermont Public Service Corporation ("CVPS") and Vermont Electric Power Company, Inc. ("VELCO"), pursuant to 30 V.S.A. §248(j), for a certificate of public good authorizing:  (1) VELCO to replace an existing 20 MVA transformer with a new 70 MVA transformer at VELCO's Bennington, Vermont; and (2) CVPS to reconductor approximately 10.1 miles of existing 69 kV line in the Towns of Bennington, Woodford, and Searsburg, Vermont      Order (WordPerfect)    Order (AdobeAcrobat)
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ORDER ENTERED JANUARY 31, 2006

6154 
ORDER RE:  TIME EXTENSION AND POSSIBLE SANCTIONS.  Petition of Endless Energy Corporation for an Amended Certificate of Public Good, Pursuant to 30 V.S.A. Section 248(j), for Installation of Three Temporary Wind Measurement Towers on Little Equinox Mountain in Manchester, Vermont         WordPerfect    AdobeAcrobat

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