Vermont Public Service Board

November 2006 Orders and Decisions



ORDERS ENTERED NOVEMBER 1, 2006

7067 
REPORT AND RECOMMENDATION RE: MOTION TO DISMISS.  Petition of Village of Lyndonville Electric Department for a Certificate of Public Good authorizing the construction of 6.3 miles of double circuit 34.5/12.47 kV transmission line from Radar Road in East Haven to the Burke Mountain Substation; associated upgrades at the Burke Mountain Substation; and removal of portions of an existing 12.47 kV transmission line in East Haven and Burke, Vermont
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7156  ORDER RE:  AMENDED PETITION AND SCHEDULE.  Amended 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 40 MW wind electric generation facility, consisting of 16 wind turbines, and associated transmission and interconnection facilities, in Sheffield and Sutton, Vermont, to be known as the "Sheffield Wind Project"              WordPerfect    AdobeAcrobat

7213  ORDER RE: MOTIONS TO INTERVENE.  Joint Petition of Green Mountain Power Corporation, Northern New England Energy Corporation (NNEEC), and Northstars Merger Subsidiary Corporation (Northstars) for approval of:  (1) the merger of Northstars into and with Green Mountain Power; (2) the acquisition by NNEEC of the common stock of Green Mountain Power; and 3) the amendment to Green Mountain Power's Articles of Incorporation        WordPerfect    AdobeAcrobat

CPG #NM-200 
FINDINGS, ORDER, AND AMENDED CERTIFICATE OF PUBLIC GOOD in re: Application of Perry and Susan Hanson for an interconnected net metered wind turbine to mount a wireless broadband antenna and associated equipment to the turbine tower

CPG #NM-284  FINDINGS, ORDER, AND CERTIFICATE OF PUBLIC GOOD APPROVING APPLICATION of Barbara Hanson for an interconnected net metered photovoltaic electrical power system

CPG #NM-288  FINDINGS, ORDER, AND CERTIFICATE OF PUBLIC GOOD APPROVING APPLICATION of Willard F. Greenwald III for an interconnected net metered wind turbine

ORDERS ENTERED NOVEMBER 2, 2006

CPG #NM-289 
FINDINGS, ORDER, AND CERTIFICATE OF PUBLIC GOOD APPROVING APPLICATION of Mark Winer for an interconnected net metered photovoltaic electrical power system

CPG #NM-290  FINDINGS, ORDER, AND CERTIFICATE OF PUBLIC GOOD APPROVING APPLICATION of Anne Hambleton for an interconnected net metered photovoltaic electrical power system

ORDER ENTERED NOVEMBER 3, 2006

6860 
ORDER RE: WAIBELS' MOTION TO INTERVENE.  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

ORDER ENTERED NOVEMBER 6, 2006

7179 
FINAL ORDER AND CERTIFICATE OF PUBLIC GOOD APPROVING PETITION of Green Mountain Dairy Farm, LLC, pursuant to 30 V.S.A. Section 248, authorizing the construction of a farm-based methane-fueled electrical generating facility in Sheldon, Vermont      Order (WPD)    Order (AdobeAcrobat)       CPG (WPD)   CPG (AdobeAcrobat)

ORDERS ENTERED NOVEMBER 7, 2006

CPG #NM-269 
FINDINGS, ORDER, AND CERTIFICATE OF PUBLIC GOOD APPROVING APPLICATION of Aaron Heyerdahl for an interconnected net metered photovoltaic electrical power system

CPG #NM-277  FINDINGS, ORDER, AND CERTIFICATE OF PUBLIC GOOD APPROVING APPLICATION of David Snyder for an interconnected net metered photovoltaic electrical power system

ORDER ENTERED NOVEMBER 8, 2006

7189 
FINAL ORDER CLOSING DOCKET.  Petitions of Department of Public Service to impose penalties upon Petricca Construction Company re: probable Dig Safe violations involving Verizon New England Inc., d/b/a Verizon Vermont, utility lines located in Pownal, Vermont, on 9/12/05 & 9/13/05              WordPerfect    AdobeAcrobat
ORDER ENTERED NOVEMBER 9, 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
ORDERS ENTERED NOVEMBER 16, 2006

6605 
FINAL ORDER APPROVING STIPULATION In Re:  Investigation into tariff filing of Central Vermont Public Service Corporation re:  revisions to its Pole Attachment Tariff         WordPerfect    AdobeAcrobat

7081  ORDER RE: MOTIONS TO WITHDRAW In Re:  Investigation into Least-Cost Integrated Resource Planning for Vermont Electric Power Company, Inc.'s Transmission System         WordPerfect    AdobeAcrobat

7212  FINAL ORDER AND CERTIFICATE OF PUBLIC GOOD APPROVING PETITION of H.W. Ventures, L.C., pursuant to 30 V.S.A. § 248(j), authorizing the installation and operation of a temporary wind measurement tower and associated equipment in Milton, Vermont         Order (WordPerfect)    Order (AdobeAcrobat)       CPG (WordPerfect)    CPG (AdobeAcrobat)

7232 
FINAL ORDER APPROVING PETITION of Great Bay Hydro Corporation, BayCorp Holdings, Ltd., BayCorp Interim Holdings, Inc., and Sloan Group Ltd for Approval of Indirect Transfer of Control, pursuant to 30 V.S.A. § 107
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CPG #NM-292  FINDINGS, ORDER, AND CERTIFICATE OF PUBLIC GOOD APPROVING APPLICATION of Twin Pines Housing Trust (Anna Pluhar House) for an interconnected net metered photovoltaic electrical power system

CPG #NM-294  FINDINGS, ORDER, AND CERTIFICATE OF PUBLIC GOOD APPROVING APPLICATION of Phil Pouech for an interconnected net metered photovoltaic electrical power system

CPG #NM-296  FINDINGS, ORDER, AND CERTIFICATE OF PUBLIC GOOD APPROVING APPLICATION of Twin Pines Housing Trust (Overlook Apartments) for an interconnected net metered photovoltaic electrical power system

CONTRACT ENTERED NOVEMBER 16, 2006

SC 821 
GAS Special Contract approval between Vermont Gas Systems, Inc. and New England Central Railroad

ORDERS ENTERED NOVEMBER 17, 2006

7037 
FINAL ORDER AND CERTIFICATE OF PUBLIC GOOD In Re:  Petition of EMDC, LLC pursuant to 30 V.S.A. § 248(j), 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            Order (WordPerfect)    Order (AdobeAcrobat)     CPG (WordPerfect)
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7156  ORDER RE: MOTION TO INTERVENE OF BARTON VILLAGE.  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

7213  ORDER RE: MOTION FOR SUMMARY JUDGMENT.  Joint Petition of Green Mountain Power Corporation, Northern New England Energy Corporation (NNEEC), and Northstars Merger Subsidiary Corporation (Northstars) for approval of:  (1) the merger of Northstars into and with Green Mountain Power; (2) the acquisition by NNEEC of the common stock of Green Mountain Power; and 3) the amendment to Green Mountain Power's Articles of Incorporation
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7229  ORDER AND AMENDED CERTIFICATE OF PUBLIC GOOD TO REFLECT NAME CHANGE of STE/NE Acquisition Corporation    Order (WordPerfect)    Order (AdobeAcrobat)     CPG (WordPerfect)    CPG (AdobeAcrobat)

CPG #NM-281  FINDINGS, ORDER, AND CERTIFICATE OF PUBLIC GOOD APPROVING APPLICATION of James Harvey for an interconnected net metered wind turbine and photovoltaic electrical power system

ORDERS ENTERED NOVEMBER 21, 2006

7145 
FINAL ORDER IN RE: PETITION of Brian Grissler vs Town of Stowe Electric Department re: dispute concerning demand rate designation and charges relating thereto          WordPerfect    AdobeAcrobat 

7235 
PREHEARING CONFERENCE MEMORANDUM AND SCHEDULING ORDER.  Petition of Raymond Richard v. Village of Lyndonville Electric Department In Re:  dispute concerning payment of contribution in aid-of-construction funds to run electric power to Mr. Richard's property in East Haven, Vermont         WordPerfect    AdobeAcrobat

ORDER ENTERED NOVEMBER 28, 2006

CPG #NM-275 
FINDINGS, ORDER, AND CERTIFICATE OF PUBLIC GOOD APPROVING APPLICATION of The Mountain School for an interconnected net metered photovoltaic electrical power system

ORDERS ENTERED NOVEMBER 30, 2006

6860 
ORDER RE: MEACH COVE MOTION TO CONTINUE HEARINGS.  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

7156  ORDER RE: MOTION TO INTERVENE OF TOWN OF BARTON.  Amended 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 40 MW wind electric generation facility, consisting of 16 wind turbines, and associated transmission and interconnection facilities, in Sheffield and Sutton, Vermont, to be known as the "Sheffield Wind Project"         WordPerfect    AdobeAcrobat

7218  ORDER APPROVING INTERCONNECTION AGREEMENT between TDS Telecommunications Corporation and Verizon Wireless         WordPerfect    AdobeAcrobat

7219 
ORDER APPROVING INTERCONNECTION AGREEMENT between Verizon New England Inc., d/b/a Verizon Vermont, and Comcast Phone of Vermont

CPG #NM-286 
ORDER AND CERTIFICATE OF PUBLIC GOOD APPROVING APPLICATION of K-2 Construction, Inc., for an interconnected net metered photovoltaic electrical power system

CPG #NM-293  ORDER AND CERTIFICATE OF PUBLIC GOOD APPROVING APPLICATION of Michael and Margaret Curtis for an interconnected net metered photovoltaic electrical power system

CONTRACT ENTERED NOVEMBER 30, 2006

SC 816
(amendment no. 1)  ELECTRIC special contract approval between Village of Ludlow Electric Light Department and Okemo Mountain, Inc., as amended for the period beginning October 1, 2006, and continuing through September 30, 2007



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