Vermont Public Service Board

August 2007 Orders and Decisions



ORDERS ENTERED AUGUST 1, 2007

 

7283  ORDER APPROVING AMENDMENT NO. 3 TO RESALE AGREEMENT between Verizon New England Inc., d/b/a Verizon Vermont, and CTC Communications Corporation

 

7321  PROTECTIVE ORDER Re: Exhibits in re: Tariff filing of Central Vermont Public Service Corporation requesting a 4.46% increase in its rates, effective June 29, 2007, for implementation as of February 1, 2008

 

CPG #NM-322  ORDER AND CERTIFICATE OF PUBLIC GOOD APPROVING APPLICATION of Larry Richburg for an interconnected net metered photovoltaic electrical power system

 

CPG #NM-340  ORDER AND CERTIFICATE OF PUBLIC GOOD APPROVING APPLICATION of  Walter and Vicky Wilmerding for an interconnected net metered photovoltaic electrical power system

 

CPG #NM-358  ORDER AND CERTIFICATE OF PUBLIC GOOD APPROVING APPLICATION of Kirsten Sultan, for an interconnected net metered photovoltaic electrical power system

 

CPG #NM-363  ORDER AND CERTIFICATE OF PUBLIC GOOD APPROVING APPLICATION of Richard McAlister, Trustee, Memihaila & RW McAlister Trust, for an interconnected net metered photovoltaic electrical power system

 

CPG #NM-365  ORDER AND CERTIFICATE OF PUBLIC GOOD APPROVING APPLICATION of Stuart Warshaw, for an interconnected net metered photovoltaic electrical power system

 

CPG #NM-368  ORDER AND CERTIFICATE OF PUBLIC GOOD APPROVING APPLICATION of L. Tarin and Daniel Chaplin, for an interconnected net metered photovoltaic electrical power system

 

CPG #NM-371  ORDER AND CERTIFICATE OF PUBLIC GOOD APPROVING APPLICATION of Walter and Helene Danco, for an interconnected net metered photovoltaic electrical power system


ORDERS RE: NOTICE OF PROBABLE VIOLATION ENTERED AUGUST 1, 2007

 

DSN #386, DSN #393, DSN #400   In Re: Verizon

 

DSN#394, DSN #411  In Re: Green Mountain Power Corporation

 

DSN #399  In Re: Bore Tech

 

DSN #405  In Re: Comcast

 

DSN #341 In Re:  Elm Hill Farm Fencing


ORDER ENTERED AUGUST 2, 2007

7215  FINAL ORDER APPROVING TARIFF FILING OF VERMONT GAS SYSTEMS, INC. re: revisions to its Transportation and Balancing Service Rate Schedule


ORDERS ENTERED AUGUST 3, 2007

6867 and 7175 and 7176    ORDER RE: USE OF DOCKET 6867 AND VERMONT YANKEE OUTAGE RESERVE

7314  PROCEDURAL ORDER RE: PROTECTIVE AGREEMENT In Re:  Joint Petition of Vermont Transco, LLC, Vermont Electric Power Company, Inc. ("VELCO"), the City of Burlington Electric Department ("BED") and Green Mountain Power Corporation for a certificate of public good, pursuant to 30 V.S.A. Section 248, authorizing the construction of the so-called East Avenue Loop Project in Williston, South Burlington, Colchester, Winooski and Burlington, Vermont, which consists of: (1) the replacement of 4.8 miles of an existing single 115 kV line between VELCO's Essex Substation and its East Avenue Substation with two new 115 kV lines within the same corridor; (2) expansion of the East Avenue Substation; (3) installation of a new 1.5-mile 34.5 kV line from the East Avenue Substation to BED's McNeil Substation; (4) construction of a new substation at the McNeil Generating Station; (5) installation of new and relocated equipment from BED's Lake Street Substation to the McNeil Substation; and (6) removal of several circuits connected to BED's Lake Street Substation

CPG #NM-295  FINAL ORDER AND CERTIFICATE OF PUBLIC GOOD APPROVING APPLICATION of Charles Proutt for a farm net metered electrical generation system to be located in Charlotte, Vermont


ORDER ENTERED AUGUST 8, 2007

7156  ORDER, CERTIFICATE OF PUBLIC GOOD, AND PRESS RELEASE APPROVING UPC SHEFFIELD WIND PROJECT WITH CONDITIONS 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, Vermont, to be known as the "Sheffield Wind Project"


ORDER ENTERED AUGUST 10, 2007

7314  PROCEDURAL ORDER RE: SCHEDULE AND INTERVENTION.  Joint Petition of Vermont Transco, LLC, Vermont Electric Power Company, Inc. ("VELCO"), City of Burlington Electric Department ("BED") and Green Mountain Power Corporation for a certificate of public good, pursuant to 30 V.S.A. Section 248, authorizing the construction of the so-called East Avenue Loop Project in Williston, South Burlington, Colchester, Winooski and Burlington, Vermont, which consists of: (1) the replacement of 4.8 miles of an existing single 115 kV line between VELCO's Essex Substation and its East Avenue Substation with two new 115 kV lines within the same corridor; (2) expansion of the East Avenue Substation; (3) installation of a new 1.5-mile 34.5 kV line from the East Avenue Substation to BED's McNeil Substation; (4) construction of a new substation at the McNeil Generating Station; (5) installation of new and relocated equipment from BED's Lake Street Substation to the McNeil Substation; and (6) removal of several circuits connected to BED's Lake Street Substation


ORDER ENTERED AUGUST 13, 2007

CPG 863-R  ORDER and CERTIFICATE OF PUBLIC GOOD Approving Petition of Startec Global Operating Company to operate as a provider of telecommunications services in Vermont


ORDERS ENTERED AUGUST 14, 2007

7270  PROCEDURAL ORDER ON MOTION TO WITHDRAW of Level 3 Communications, LLC In Re:  Joint Petition of Verizon New England, Inc., d/b/a Verizon Vermont, Certain Affiliates Thereof, and FairPoint Communications, Inc. for approval of an asset transfer, acquisition of control by merger and associated transactions

CPG #NM-20  ORDER AND AMENDED CERTIFICATE OF PUBLIC GOOD TO REFLECT TRANSFER OF OWNERSHIP of Rob and Allison MacCormick of Certificate of Public Good for an interconnected net metered photovoltaic electrical power system

CPG #NM-348  ORDER AND CERTIFICATE OF PUBLIC GOOD APPROVING APPLICATION of Bruce Becker for an interconnected net metered photovoltaic electrical power system

CPG #NM-357  ORDER AND CERTIFICATE OF PUBLIC GOOD APPROVING APPLICATION of Howard Fischer for an interconnected net metered photovoltaic electrical power system

CPG #NM-361  ORDER AND CERTIFICATE OF PUBLIC GOOD APPROVING APPLICATION of Naomi and Alex Thorngren for an interconnected net metered photovoltaic electrical power system

CPG #NM-367  ORDER AND CERTIFICATE OF PUBLIC GOOD APPROVING APPLICATION of Edwin and Rita Johnson for an interconnected net metered photovoltaic electrical power system


ORDERS ENTERED AUGUST 15, 2007

6860  ORDER RE: REVIEW OF PROPOSED LAY-DOWN AREA In Re:  Petitions of Vermont Electric Power Company, Inc. (VELCO), Vermont Transco, LLC, Green Mountain Power Corporation (GMP), and Central Vermont Public Service Corporation (CVPS) 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

7273  ORDER RE SCHEDULE CHANGE AND NOTICE OF STATUS CONFERENCE In Re: Investigation into Vermont Electric Cooperative, Inc.'s Service Quality and Reliability

7285  ORDER RE: MOTIONS FOR STAY AND TO BIFURCATE In Re:  Petition of Vermont Transco, LLC, for authority to condemn easement rights in property interests of Katherine B. Arthaud, located in Charlotte, Vermont, for the purpose of constructing the 115 kV transmission line portion of the so-called VELCO Northwest Reliability Project

CPG #NM-311  PROCEDURAL ORDER RE: SCOPE OF JURISDICTION In Re:  Application of Michael and Marilyn Gardner for a certificate of public good for an interconnected net metered wind turbine and wireless telecommunications facility

CPG #NM-364  ORDER AND CERTIFICATE OF PUBLIC GOOD APPROVING APPLICATION of Paul and Sandal Cate for an interconnected net metered photovoltaic electrical power system

CPG #NM-372  ORDER AND CERTIFICATE OF PUBLIC GOOD APPROVING APPLICATION of Jacob Racusin for an interconnected net metered photovoltaic electrical power system

CPG #NM-377  ORDER AND CERTIFICATE OF PUBLIC GOOD APPROVING APPLICATION of Timothy E. Crowley for an interconnected net metered photovoltaic electrical power system


ORDER ENTERED AUGUST 17, 2007

CPG #NM-381  ORDER AND CERTIFICATE OF PUBLIC GOOD APPROVING APPLICATION of Rick Fritz for an interconnected net metered photovoltaic electrical power system


ORDERS ENTERED AUGUST 20, 2007

7327  PREHEARING CONFERENCE MEMORANDUM In Re:  Investigation into Village of Johnson Water & Light Department's tariff filing, requesting a 12.93% rate increase, to take effect August 1, 2007


ORDERS RE: NOTICE OF PROBABLE VIOLATION ENTERED AUGUST 20, 2007

DSN #187  and  DSN #197  In Re:  Munson Earth Moving

DSN #188  and DSN #198  In Re:  P & P Septic Service, Inc.

DSN #190  In Re:  F.R. Lafayette, Inc.

DSN #191  In Re:  Ron Bevins Excavation

DSN #196  In Re:  Barber Farm Landscaping

DSN #199  and DSN #200  and DSN #226  In Re: Green Mountain Power Corporation

DSN #203  In Re:  Trenchless Technologies of New England, Inc.

DSN #206  In Re:  Roberts Landscaping

DSN #210  In Re:  Dydo & Company, Inc.

DSN #215  In Re:  Ross Dirtworks

DSN #217  In Re:  Engineers Construction, Inc.

DSN #218  In Re:  R.J. Picher Excavating

DSN #223  In Re:  Pike Industries

DSN #232  In Re:  Paragon Construction

DSN #235  and DSN #240  In Re:  Vermont Telephone

DSN #241  and DSN #243  In Re:  Paragon Construction

DSN #306  In Re:  Verizon

DSN #404  and DSN #406  and DSN #410  In Re:  Comcast


ORDERS RE: NOTICE OF PROBABLE VIOLATION ENTERED AUGUST 21, 2007

DSN #180 and DSN #181  In Re:  Adelphia Cable

DSN #182  In Re:  Signals Ryg, Inc.

DSN #201  In Re: Creative Landscaping, Inc.

DSN #202  In Re:  J. Hutchins, Inc.

DSN #178DSN #189DSN #204DSN #205DSN #211DSN #212DSN #216DSN #220DSN #239  In Re:  Verizon Vermont


ORDERS ENTERED AUGUST 22, 2007

6802  REPORT AND RECOMMENDATION TO CLOSE DOCKET In Re:  Investigation into distributed utility planning in the Milton Subtransmission DUP Target Area

6803  REPORT AND RECOMMENDATION TO CLOSE DOCKET In Re:  Investigation into distributed utility planning in the Milton Distribution DUP Target Area

7326  PREHEARING CONFERENCE MEMORANDUM In Re: Investigation into Village of Enosburg Falls Water & Light Department's tariff filing, requesting a 14.04% rate increase, to take effect August 1, 2007

7330  FINAL ORDER Approving Petition of Public Service Company of New Hampshire for Approval of (1) the Issuance of up to $200 Million Aggregate Principal amount of Long-Term Debt Securities (2) Amendment and Restatement of First Mortgage Indenture, (3) the Mortgaging of Property, and (4) the Utilization of Interest Rate Locks

CPG #NM-378  ORDER AND CERTIFICATE OF PUBLIC GOOD APPROVING REVISED APPLICATION of Birch Hill Investments, Inc., for an interconnected net metered photovoltaic electrical power system


ORDERS ENTERED AUGUST 23, 2007

CPG 352  ORDER REVOKING CPG of ASC Telecom, Inc., as a Telecommunications Provider in the State of Vermont

CPG 860  ORDER AND CERTIFICATE OF PUBLIC GOOD APPROVING PETITION of Vermont Transco, LLC to operate as a provider of telecommunications services in Vermont

CPG #NM-369  ORDER AND CERTIFICATE OF PUBLIC GOOD APPROVING APPLICATION of Bruce Tomlinson for an interconnected net metered farm system

7333  ORDER SUSPENDING RATE INCREASE In Re:  Tariff filing of Arlington Water Company requesting an increase in its rates in the amount of 41.7%, to take effect October 1, 2007 AND NOTICE OF HEARING (Prehearing Conference) scheduled for September 4, 2007, at 1:00 P.M., at the Public Service Board Hearing Room, 112 State Street, Montpelier, VT -- before Thomas S. Lyle, Hearing Officer


ORDERS RE: NOTICE OF PROBABLE VIOLATION ENTERED AUGUST 27, 2007

DSN #213  In Re: Miller Plumbing & Heating

DSN #214  In Re: Champlain Valley Telecom

DSN #221  In Re: Mettowee Mill Nursery

DSN #224  In Re: LMS Construction

DSN #227  In Re: Black Dog Builders

DSN #229  In Re: Vermont Gas Systems, Inc.

DSN #231  In Re: Adelphia Cable

DSN #238  In Re: Roger Brothers Contractors

DSN #374  In Re: Central Vermont Public Service Corporation

DSN #382  In Re: Nasirvik, Inc.

DSN #383  In Re: All Seasons Excavating

DSN #384  In Re: Ron Bevins Excavation

DSN #387  In Re: Trenchless Solutions

DSN #397  In Re: Steve Williams

DSN #402  In Re: Rox Asphalt, LLC

DSN #407  In Re: Wayside Fences

DSN #408  In Re: Apple Island General Store


ORDERS ENTERED AUGUST 28, 2007

5738  ORDER EXTENDING EXPIRATION DATE In Re:  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

5834  ORDER EXTENDING EXPIRATION DATE In Re:  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

CPG #NM-308  ORDER and CERTIFICATE OF PUBLIC GOOD APPROVING APPLICATION of Peter Klein for an interconnected net metered wind turbine and photovoltaic electrical power system

CPG #NM-366  ORDER and CERTIFICATE OF PUBLIC GOOD APPROVING APPLICATION of the Norwich School District for an interconnected net metered photovoltaic electrical power system

CPG #NM-370  ORDER and CERTIFICATE OF PUBLIC GOOD APPROVING APPLICATION of Edward Sheehan for an interconnected net metered photovoltaic electrical power system

CPG #NM-373  ORDER and CERTIFICATE OF PUBLIC GOOD APPROVING APPLICATION of Mark Whitworth for an interconnected net metered photovoltaic electrical power system

CPG #NM-374  ORDER and CERTIFICATE OF PUBLIC GOOD APPROVING APPLICATION of Carolyn Bluhm for an interconnected net metered photovoltaic electrical power system

CPG 534  ORDER REVOKING CPG of Claricom Networks, LLC

CPG 617  ORDER REVOKING CPG of Alltel Communications, Inc.

CPG 857-CO   ORDER and CERTIFICATE OF PUBLIC GOOD Approving Application of J & R Teletek, LLC, to offer customer-owned, pay telephone service in Vermont

CPG 859-CM   ORDER and CERTIFICATE OF PUBLIC GOOD Approving Petition of Faith Communications, Inc., to operate as a provider of commercial mobile radio services in Vermont

CPG 861-CM   ORDER and CERTIFICATE OF PUBLIC GOOD Approving Petition of Touchtone Communications, Inc., to operate as a provider of commercial mobile radio services in Vermont

CPG 864-CR   ORDER and CERTIFICATE OF PUBLIC GOOD Approving Petition of Global Capacity Group, Inc., to operate as a provider of telecommunications services in Vermont, including service to the local exchange

CPG 866-R    ORDER and CERTIFICATE OF PUBLIC GOOD Approving Petition of STi Prepaid, LLC, to operate as a provider of telecommunications services in Vermont


ORDERS ENTERED AUGUST 29, 2007

6804  REPORT AND RECOMMENDATION TO CLOSE DOCKET In Re:  Investigation into distributed utility planning in the Central Area DUP Target Area

6860  ORDER RE: APPROVAL OF NORTH FERRISBURGH SUBSTATION DESIGN PLANS In Re:  Petitions of Vermont Electric Power Company, Inc. (VELCO), Vermont Transco, LLC, Green Mountain Power Corporation (GMP), and Central Vermont Public Service Corporation (CVPS) 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

7065  PROCEDURAL ORDER AND NOTICE OF HEARING In Re:  Petition of Steven Davis v. Central Vermont Public Service Corporation in re: dispute concerning loss of electric service, and costs relating thereto, at their residence located in Northfield, Vermont

CPG #NM-375  ORDER and CERTIFICATE OF PUBLIC GOOD APPROVING APPLICATION of the Champlain Valley Christian School for an interconnected net metered photovoltaic electrical power system

CPG #NM-376  ORDER and CERTIFICATE OF PUBLIC GOOD APPROVING APPLICATION of Tom Evslin for an interconnected net metered photovoltaic electrical power system


CONTRACT ENTERED AUGUST 29, 2007

SC #836  ELECTRICAL Special Contract Approval between Vermont Electric Cooperative, Inc. and Jay Peak, Inc.


ORDER ENTERED AUGUST 30, 2007

7279  SCHEDULING ORDER In Re: Investigation into Colonial Estates Water Company's rates, which took effect April 1, 2007


 

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