Vermont Public Service Board

September 2007 Orders and Decisions



ORDER ENTERED SEPTEMBER 5, 2007

Order Implementing Procedures for placement of wireless communications facilities on electric facilities


ORDER ENTERED SEPTEMBER 6, 2007

7287  ORDER RE: SCHEDULE CHANGE REQUEST In Re:  Petition of Vermont Transco, LLC, for authority to condemn easement rights in property interests of KF Shelburne SH, LLC, located in Shelburne, Vermont, for the purpose of constructing the 115 kV transmission line portion of the so-called VELCO Northwest Reliability Project


ORDERS ENTERED SEPTEMBER 7, 2007

6860  ORDER RE MOTION FOR CLARIFICATION 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

CPG #NM-379  ORDER AND CERTIFICATE OF PUBLIC GOOD APPROVING APPLICATION of Michael Curtis for an interconnected net metered wind turbine
 

CPG #NM-380  ORDER AND CERTIFICATE OF PUBLIC GOOD APPROVING APPLICATION of Georgine MacGarvey-Holman for an interconnected net metered photovoltaic electrical power system

CPG #NM-382  ORDER AND CERTIFICATE OF PUBLIC GOOD APPROVING APPLICATION of John and Kathryn Greenberg for an interconnected net metered wind turbine and photovoltaic electrical power system


ORDERS ENTERED SEPTEMBER 10, 2007

7325  FINAL ORDER and CERTIFICATE OF PUBLIC GOOD APPROVING PETITION of Boucher, LLC, for a farm-based methane-fueled electrical generating facility in Highgate Center, Vermont

7329  PREHEARING CONFERENCE MEMORANDUM AND SCHEDULING ORDER In Re:  Norwich Fire District vs. Comcast of Connecticut/Georgia/Massachusetts/New Hampshire/New York/North Carolina/ Virginia/Vermont, d/b/a Comcast, concerning dispute regarding the non-provision of courtesy service connection to the Norwich Fire District


ORDERS ENTERED SEPTEMBER 11, 2007

7288  SCHEDULING MEMORANDUM In Re:  Petition of Vermont Transco, LLC, for authority to condemn easement rights in property interests of Northern Vermont Financial Corporation, located in Shelburne, Vermont, for the purpose of constructing the 115 kV transmission line portion of the so-called Northwest Reliability Project

7333  PREHEARING CONFERENCE MEMORANDUM 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


ORDERS ENTERED SEPTEMBER 12, 2007

7144  ORDER CLOSING DOCKET In Re:  Board Investigation into Demand Response Special Contracts for Vermont Electric and Gas Utility Companies

7246  ORDER RE: REQUEST TO BIFURCATE PROCEEDING In Re:  Petition of Central Vermont Public Service Corporation for a Certificate of Public Good, pursuant to 30 V.S.A. 248, authorizing the construction of a 115 kV/46 kV electrical substation, including the installation of synchronous condensers and related equipment, at the intersection of Kendall Farm Road and Blackcherry Ridge Road in the Town of Winhall, Vermont

7330  AMENDED ORDER In Re:  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

7332  PREHEARING CONFERENCE MEMORANDUM In Re:  Investigation into Village of Morrisville Water and Light Department's tariff filing, requesting rate design changes to take effect September 1, 2007

CPG 865-E  ORDER AND CERTIFICATE OF PUBLIC GOOD APPROVING PETITION of Mt. Mansfield Television, Inc. to operate an electrical generating unit to participate in the ISO-NE Load Response Program

CPG #NM-360  ORDER AND CERTIFICATE OF PUBLIC GOOD APPROVING APPLICATION of Tim Caulfield for an interconnected net metered photovoltaic electrical power system


ORDERS ENTERED SEPTEMBER 13, 2007

6812-A   FINAL ORDER In Re:  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

6860  ORDER RE ALTERNATIVE DESIGN PLANS FOR ROUTE 7 CROSSING IN FERRISBURGH 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

7269  FINAL ORDER AND CERTIFICATE OF PUBLIC GOOD APPROVING PETITION of Green Mountain Power Corporation, pursuant to 30 V.S.A. Section 248, authorizing the rebuild of its Waterbury Center Substation #47, located on Route 100 north of Waterbury, Vermont


ORDERS RE: NOTICE OF PROBABLE VIOLATION ENTERED SEPTEMBER 18, 2007

 

DSN #412DSN #413DSN #414DSN #416   In Re: Verizon

 

DSN #409   In Re:  Perry Excavating

 

DSN #427   In Re:  McKirryher Excavating

 

DSN #424   In Re:  J & A Excavating and Snowplowing

 

DSN #415   In Re:  Central Vermont Public Service Corporation

 

DSN #417DSN #421DSN #422,  In Re: Comcast

 


ORDERS ENTERED SEPTEMBER 19, 2007

7335  ORDER OPENING INVESTIGATION AND NOTICE OF HEARING In Re:  Investigation into Bromley Mountain's petition for an exemption from a portion of the Energy Efficiency Charge

7037  ORDER AMENDING CERTIFICATE OF PUBLIC GOOD In Re:  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


ORDERS ENTERED SEPTEMBER 20, 2007

7183  7192 and 7193  STATUS CONFERENCE ORDER In Re:  (7183) 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 (7192) 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 and (7193) Petition of Vermont Department of Public Service for an investigation into alleged unlawful customer records disclosure by AT&T Communications of New England, Inc.

7200  ORDER AND AMENDED CERTIFICATE OF PUBLIC GOOD In Re:  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 re:  Amendment

7250  PREHEARING CONFERENCE MEMORANDUM AND SCHEDULE FOR THE DOCKET In Re:  Amended Petition of Deerfield Wind, LLC, for a certificate of public good authorizing it to construct and operate a 17-turbine, 34-35.7 MW wind generation facility, and associated transmission and interconnection facilities, on approximately 80 acres in the Green Mountain National Forest, located in Searsburg and Readsboro, Vermont, with 7 turbines to be placed on the east side of Route 8 on the same ridgeline as the existing GMP Searsburg wind facility (Eastern Project Area), and 10 turbines along the ridgeline to the west of Route 8 in the northwesterly orientation (Western Project Area)

7324  FINAL ORDER AND CERTIFICATE OF PUBLIC GOOD APPROVING PETITION of the Village of Northfield Electric Department pursuant to 30 V.S.A. 248(j) authorizing the upgrade of two substations in the Town of Northfield, Vermont

CPG #NM-383  ORDER AND CERTIFICATE OF PUBLIC GOOD APPROVING APPLICATION of Doug Flack for an interconnected net metered farm system

CPG #NM-390  ORDER AND CERTIFICATE OF PUBLIC GOOD APPROVING APPLICATION of Elizabeth Porter for an interconnected net metered photovoltaic electrical power system

CPG #NM-391  ORDER AND CERTIFICATE OF PUBLIC GOOD APPROVING APPLICATION of Cindy and Norman Fountain for an interconnected net metered photovoltaic electrical power system


ORDERS ENTERED SEPTEMBER 21, 2007

7313  FINAL ORDER AND CERTIFICATE OF PUBLIC GOOD APPROVING PETITION of Green Mountain Power Corporation for a certificate of public good, pursuant to 30 V.S.A. Section 248(j), authorizing the upgrade of its 5/7 MVA transformer to a 10/14 MVA transformer, and related equipment upgrades, at GMP's Ethan Allen Substation located on Hercules Drive in Colchester, Vermont

7326  ORDER RE: FRANKLIN FOODS, INC. MOTION TO INTERVENE 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


ORDERS ENTERED SEPTEMBER 26, 2007

6860  ORDER RE MODIFICATION OF WILLISTON SUBSTATION 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 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 –

7331  ORDER APPROVING AMENDMENT Nos. 4 and 5 TO INTERCONNECTION AGREEMENT between Verizon New England, Inc., d/b/a Verizon Vermont, and Sprint Communications Company, LP.

7338  FINAL ORDER APPROVING PETITION of Central Vermont Public Service Corporation for Consent to extend Letters of Credit and Reimbursement Agreements and Guaranty with Citizens Bank of Massachusetts regarding Millstone Pollution Bonds, Seabrook Pollution Bonds and East Barnet Hydroelectric Bonds, and to Provide Security with Existing First Mortgage Bonds, Series PP, QQ and RR, issued July 30, 1999

CPG 443  ORDER REVOKING CERTIFICATE OF PUBLIC GOOD of PayPhone, LLC, to Operate as a Payphone Provider in the State of Vermont


CONTRACT ENTERED SEPTEMBER 26, 2007

SC #834  ELECTRIC Special Contract Approval between Town of Stowe Electric Department and Mt. Mansfield Company, Inc.


ORDERS ENTERED SEPTEMBER 27, 2007

7328  PREHEARING CONFERENCE MEMORANDUM In Re:  Investigation into Vermont Marble Power Division of OMYA, Inc.'s 2007 Integrated Resource Plan

7339  ORDER RE: TRANSMISSION CLASS EFFICIENCY PROGRAM In Re:  Petition of Green Mountain Power Corporation for approval of the Transmission Class Efficiency Program as a qualifying project under the Efficiency Fund

CPG #NM-67  ORDER and AMENDED CERTIFICATE OF PUBLIC GOOD TO REFLECT TRANSFER OF OWNERSHIP of Misty Elizabeth Carter for an interconnected net metered wing turbine and photovoltaic electrical power system


ORDERS ENTERED SEPTEMBER 28, 2007

FOURTH ORDER RE: ENERGY EFFICIENCY CHARGE EXEMPTION MECHANISM and APPENDIX A, APPENDIX B, and APPENDIX C

CPG #NM-392   ORDER and CERTIFICATE OF PUBLIC GOOD approving Application of Ellen Seeger for an interconnected net metered photovoltaic electrical power system


 

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